Zig Zag Road

Zig Zag Road
Winery and contact details
Contact: Eric Bellchambers
Phone: 03 5423 9390; Fax: 03 5423 9390
Address: 201 Zig Zag Road, Malmsbury
Cellar door: Thursday- Monday & Public Holidays 10am-5pm. Other times by appt.
Parking: Cars and Mini buses
Food available: Gourmet Platters by prior arrangement. On weekends for lunch only

About Us

Planted in 1972 Zig Zag Rd. was the third vineyard established in the Macedon Ranges Region. It consists of 1000 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1200 Shiraz, 300 Merlot and 350 Pinot Noir vines which are now 35yrs old. Another 170 Pinot and 300 Riesling were planted in 1995 and a further 750 Merlot and 1000 Riesling by the present owners in 2003 & 2004/5 respectively.

This is a dryland vineyard with no irrigation. All the work is done by family and friends. The wine is fermented in open 1000litre vats and pressed using a basket press.

The vineyard is most picturesque with the undulating slopes of vines giving way to grazing flats and the State Forest beyond. In winter the black faced Suffolk sheep graze under the vines giving birth to their black lambs.

One can sit out on the deck, or behind the glass with the pot belly fired up, and enjoy a sumptuous platter with a glass of excellent wine and relax and watch the world go by.

Featured Wines

  • Riesling: This wine is a blend of grapes from several small plantings, including Zig Zag Rd. in the Macedon Ranges. A lovely green-straw colour with an intensely floral nose.  Fresh crisp citrus and green apple favours abound leaving a clean, firm, lingering finish. 
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Made entirely from grapes from our 35yr old un-irrigated vines at Zig Zag Rd. this elegant wine has a delicate nose and a wonderful soft velvety finish. It has a very deep strong colour and distinct cherry, plum, and ripe berry flavours. The soft tannins are balanced by subtle oak use and the distinctive chocolate aromas unique to the soil and climate of this region.

Wine Stockists

  • Kyneton Gourmet
  • Scotts Fine Wines Daylesford
  • Castlemaine Cellars
  • Ian Marks Liquor Woodend
  • Gisborne Foodworks Liquor

Wine Awards

  • 2005 Riesling - Trophy and Gold Medal, Macedon Ranges Exhibition 2006(best in class)
  • 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon - Bronze Medal, Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition
  • 2006 (Runner-up in its class)
  • 2003 Shiraz - Bronze Medal, Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition.
  • 2004 Sparkling Shiraz - Bronze Medal, Macedon Ranges Wine