Two Vineyards, One Goal
Mandala Wines covers two properties in the rolling Hills of the Yarra Valley in regional Victoria. The Yarra Junction vineyard was selected for its high altitude offering great character to the exclusive Pinot Noir vines. While the Dixons Creek vineyard harvests Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Merlot, across a 104 acre panorama of vines, dams, kangaroos and tranquillity.
Mandala vines are hand pruned, hand harvested and low yield. Not every year, but when weather and vintage follow the absolute desire of the grapes, we are able to make exceptional single site wines that showcase what the vineyards are capable of, such as;
Mandala Compass Chardonnay from Dixons Creek, single site -vintages 2012, 2013
Mandala Prophet Pinot Noir from Yarra Junction, single site -vintages 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013
Black Lab Pinot Noir from Yarra Junction, single site- vintages 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013
Mandala Butterfly Cabernet Sauvignon from Dixons Creek, single site- vintages 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013
Mandala Rock Shiraz 2010, 2012, 2013
Mandala Matriarch Pinot Noir 2010, 2012, 2013
YARRA JUNCTION VINEYARD
Mandala’s Yarra Junction vineyard is home to 10 acres of ‘Burgundian clone’ Pinot Noir vines that we planted a north facing slope in 1999. This particular part of the Yarra Valley map has a colder climate and records greater rainfalls. The clay loam and volcanic mix soil contributes to the exceptional Pinot Noir growing conditions.
DIXONS CREEK VINEYARD
The Dixons Creek vineyard is Mandala’s home; The vines carve through rolling hills of this elevated quintessential Yarra Valley landscape, around dams, fruit trees, a family home as well as the cellar door and the winery restaurant. The Dixons Creek vineyard has a clay loam soil and houses 25 year old Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Merlot vines.