Mayford Wines

Victoria | Alpine Valleys

Our Review

In ’95, Bryan Nicholson planted a small amount of shiraz, chardonnay and tempranillo. Further plantings of shiraz, tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon and malbec increased the vineyard to 3.9ha, with more plantings planned. Wife and co-owner Eleana Anderson was a Flying Winemaker, working 4 vintages in Germany while completing her wine science degree at CSU. Vintages in Australia included one at Feathertop (also at Porepunkah), where she met Bryan. Eleana practises minimalist winemaking, declining to use enzymes, cultured yeasts, tannins and copper. Wines can be tasted at Billy Button's cellar door in Bright (see separate entry). -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Eleana Anderson
Viticulturalist Bryan Nicholson
Region Alpine Valleys
Address 6815 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah, Vic 3740 (postal)
Established 1995
Dozens 1000
Vineyards (area) 3.9 ha
Telephone (03) 5756 2528