VIGNERON: Charles Smedley
KEY VARIETALS: Pinot noir, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon FLAGSHIP WINE: Mandala The Butterfly Cabernet Sauvignon, $50
What keeps you excited about the Yarra Valley?
The Yarra has diverse soils and microclimates that are expressed in our two vineyard sites, allowing us to create classic Yarra varietals of premium quality. The region’s proximity to Melbourne provides us a large audience to showcase the philosophy behind Mandala Wines. Add that to the wealth of fresh produce and exceptional dining experiences here and there’s no better place for us to call home.
What do you recommend at your cellar door?
Our cellar door is the perfect place to relax and share some delicious platters and woodfired pizza with friends and family. Learn about our vineyard and the wines we create with our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘circle of life’ and our Mandala tells the story of family and living on the land. It’s about the good life.
1568 Melba Highway, Dixons Creek mandalawines.com.au, @mandalawinesyv