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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, which offers great character to the exclusive Pinot Noir vines. 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.

Our vines are hand-pruned, hand-harvested and low yield. 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:

* ‘The Compass’ Chardonnay from Dixons Creek, single site - vintages 2012, 2013
* ‘The Prophet’ Pinot Noir from Yarra Junction, single site - vintages 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013
* ‘The Black Lab’ Pinot Noir from Yarra Junction, single site - vintages 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013
* ‘The Butterfly’ Cabernet Sauvignon from Dixons Creek, single site - vintages 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013
* ‘The Rock’ Shiraz from Dixons Creek, single site - vintages 2010, 2012, 2013
* ‘The Matriarch’ Pinot Noir from Yarra Junction, single site - vintages 2010, 2012, 2013

Our Yarra Junction vineyard is home to 10 acres of 'Burgundian clone' Pinot Noir vines that we planted on a North-facing slope in 1999. This particular slice 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.

The Dixons Creek vineyard is Mandala's home; the vines carve through rolling hills of this elevated picturesque Yarra Valley landscape around dams, fruit trees, a family home as well as the Mandala Cellar Door and DiVino Ristorante. 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.

The Winemaking Team

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Headed up by Charles Smedley, the winemaking team take inspiration from the environment and their palate. Charles has more than 22 years experience in the global wine industry including time spent in the varied wine regions of Australia.

julianWith diligent support from the vineyard manager, Julian Parrott and a few other experienced hands, Mandala Wines started blending and bottling Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Savignon Blanc in 2006, and we haven't looked back.

With new releases being produced regularly the collection of Mandala Wines keeps growing. Each vintage brings it’s challenges but that gives all of us character not just the grapes.