Place of Changing Winds

Victoria | Macedon Ranges

Our Review

This extraordinary high-density vineyard is slotted between Mount Macedon and Mount Bullengarook. It’s the brainchild of the committed and obsessive Robert Walters, founder of importer Bibendum, which boasts a dazzling array of boutique wine luminaries in its portfolio. Through his many connections and much research comes Place of Changing Winds, known as Warekilla in the local Wurundjeri language. It’s a rocky site at 500m elevation, surrounded by forest. The whole farm covers 33ha, but vines comprise just 3.1ha, planted to 44,000 vines. A high-density site of pinot noir and chardonnay ranges from 12,500 to 33,000 vines per ha – there is nothing like this in Australia, or even in Burgundy (where 10,000 vines is deemed high density). No expense has been spared, and the level of detail is nothing short of extraordinary. Robert also sources syrah and marsanne from Harcourt and Heathcote, working closely with both growers. Named Best New Winery in the 2022 Companion. -JANE FAULKNER


Winemaker Robert Walters, Remi Jacquemain, Lachlan McCallum
Viticulturalist Remi Jacquemain, Robert Walters
Region Macedon Ranges
Address Waterloo Flat Road, Bullengarook, Vic 3437
Established 2012
Dozens 2500
Vineyards (area) 3.1 ha
Opening Hours By appt
Telephone 1300 942 662