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The Name


Madman's Gully Wines is named after the the vineyards location - Madman's Gully - an historic gold mining area just outside of Beechworth, Victoria.

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The Name


Madman's Gully Wines is named after the the vineyards location - Madman's Gully - an historic gold mining area just outside of Beechworth, Victoria.

 

 

the name...

Madmans Gully was Beechworth’s richest goldfield and opened in 1853 when a prospector returned to town with a pint pot of gold.  One story about the origin of the name refers to the antics of a naked Scotsman in the area who was probably protecting his claim. 

The goldfield was located to the south west of the township near the Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum and is now home to a flock of goats.  The vineyard sits near the eastern edge of the goldfield on land that was not mined but rather housed and provided produce to the miners.

 

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The Vineyard


Madman's Gully Wines is a boutique winery producing a limited Syrah vintage from a 1 acre vineyard. The vineyards altitude, climate, siting and soils go a long way to creating wine of great quality.

The Vineyard


Madman's Gully Wines is a boutique winery producing a limited Syrah vintage from a 1 acre vineyard. The vineyards altitude, climate, siting and soils go a long way to creating wine of great quality.

 
 

the vineyard...

Grapes are produced from a 1 acre vineyard on a north facing slope at an elevation of 580m.  

The vineyard was planted in 2009 to Syrah on a number of different rootstock using a very old French clone from the Grampians region. 

The soil is a red clay loam, free draining but with good water holding capacity and straw mulch is laid undervine to increase organic matter levels. 

 

Vines are trellised to arched cane to promote even budburst and ripening and are irrigated when required. 

Grapes are usually hand harvested in the third week of March ripening to sugar levels between 13 - 13.5 baume. 

Vines are low yielding, producing around 3.0 kg of grapes each resulting in an average of 2.1 ton/acre.

 

 

 
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The Wine


Madman's Gully Wines produce an exclusive vintage of rich, ruby red Syrah which is bottled by Fiona Wigg, the grape grower.

The Wine


Madman's Gully Wines produce an exclusive vintage of rich, ruby red Syrah which is bottled by Fiona Wigg, the grape grower.

 
Madman's Gully Wines | Beechworth | 2013 Syrah

the wine...

The 2013 Syrah is 100% estate grown and the first commercially released vintage.

Grapes were allowed to cold soak after crushing before ferment began with wild yeasts.  After 18 months in French oak the wine was bottled and labelled by hand.  

The wine is medium bodied with a rich, ruby colour. Black pepper and spice are obvious on the nose and the palate has a creamed raspberry character with fine, elegant tannins. 

Total production of this wine is just 40 dozen.
Price - $33 per bottle or  $180 per case (6 bottles).

 

 
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The People


Fiona Wigg is the owner and viticulturist who's passion is Madman's Gully Wines. Fiona works countless hours in the vineyard and then again with some of North East Victoria's best winemakers to produce the boutique vintage released each year.

The People


Fiona Wigg is the owner and viticulturist who's passion is Madman's Gully Wines. Fiona works countless hours in the vineyard and then again with some of North East Victoria's best winemakers to produce the boutique vintage released each year.

 
 
 

the people...

Fiona Wigg | Madman's Gully Wines | Beechworth Winery

Owner Fiona Wigg is a viticulturist with more than twenty years experience in the wine industry.  She developed a passion for syrah whilst managing the Seppelt Great Western vineyard leading her to source a very old French clone of syrah for the Madmans Gully planting.  

 

Madman's Gully Wines | Winemaker Beechworth Winery

Winemaker Daniel Balzer makes wine locally under contract and for his own label Willem Kurt Wines. His winemaking philosophy incorporates minimal handling to allow the fruit to fully express its origin. 

 

 

 

 
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The Cellar


Madman's Gully Wines very exclusive vintage production is only available in selected restaurants around Beechworth and North East Victoria. You can also purchase a case direct from the winemaker... as long as we haven't already sold out!

The Cellar


Madman's Gully Wines very exclusive vintage production is only available in selected restaurants around Beechworth and North East Victoria. You can also purchase a case direct from the winemaker... as long as we haven't already sold out!

 
 

to purchase...

Our vineyard produces only so many grapes each season, so with the bottling of each vintage comes an exclusivity that limits the sale and supply of Madman's Gully Syrah.

To sample Madman's Gully Syrah you can buy it at selected Beechworth locations, purchase by the glass or by the bottle when dining in North East Victoria or order direct from the winery.

The chase is well rewarded!

 

order request...

Complete the enquiry form below to email the winery direct. Orders are by the bottle ($33 inc gst) or by the case - 6 bottles ($180 inc gst) and can be shipped Australia-wide. Delivery fee will be calculated and shown with your order confirmation.

 

 
 
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