Hesket Estate

Hesket Estate
Winery and contact details
Contact: Elizabeth Hudspeth and Alex Stevenson
Phone: (03) 5427 0707; 0408 389 470
Address: 856 Romsey Road, Hesket, VIC 3442
Cellar door: First weekend of the month (coinciding with the Woodend Farmer’s Market) other times by appointment
Parking: Cars, buses by appointment
Food: Available for groups of 10 or more people by prior arrangement
Accommodation: Self contained restored “Spud Diggers” Hut accommodating a couple

About Us

Located in the village of Hesket, the vineyard at Hesket Estate was first established in the 1980’s. Further expansion and refinement occurred in the 1990’s when the Hudspeth Stevenson family purchased the property. The vineyard is at an elevation of 660 metres above sea level. Hesket Estate is today a boutique cool climate vineyard specialising in the varieties of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. The 2008 Pinot Noir won gold medal, People’s Choice and Top of Class awards at the 2012 Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition. The 2008 Chardonnay won Gold medal and People’s Choice award at the 2010 Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition.

In addition to these estate grown wines a Gewurztraminer is produced from the Straws Lane Vineyard and a Heathcote Shiraz are available. Proprietors, the Hudspeth Stevenson family utilise modern viticulture techniques using the grey and red loam soils of the beautiful Hesket Kerrie Valley. Such techniques yield grapes of exceptional quality and character. All grapes are handpicked. Tasting and sales of these fine wines in this peaceful garden setting will allow you to experience the lifestyle of a truly boutique vineyard.


  • November: Budburst Wine and Food Festival (annual event) is a celebration of the wine, food & lifestyle of the Macedon Ranges. 

Featured Wines

  • "The Margaret" Macedon Sparkling
  • Blanc de Noir Macedon Sparkling
  • Riesling
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Heathcote Shiraz

Wine Stockists

  • Order via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone (03) 5427 0707
  • Cellar and Store, Heathcote
  • Newham General Store, Newham
  • Prince Wine Store, Essendon and South Melbourne
  • The Trading Post, Mount Macedon
  • Woodend Farmer’s Market (1st Saturday of the month)

Wine Awards

  • Pinot Noir 2008: Gold Medal, People’s Choice Award and Top of Class Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition (2012)
  • Macedon Sparkling Blanc de Noir 2009: Bronze Medal Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition (2012)
  • “The Margaret” Macedon Sparkling 2006: Bronze Medal Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition (2012)
  • Chardonnay 2008: Gold Medal Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition (2011)

Accommodation at Hesket Estate

The Spud Diggers Hut (see photos below) offers charming self-contained queen accommodation overlooking the paddocks and vineyards of Hesket Estate. Enjoy this peaceful setting, stroll around the farm and meet our sheep, alpacas and cattle, or wander the area of natural woodland. Make the most of this ideal location, with Woodend and Romsey an easy 10 kilometres away and the legendary Hanging Rock only 4 kilometres from the Spud Diggers Hut.

Continental breakfast provisions provided, please ask at time of booking if you would like provisions for a cooked breakfast.

Hesket Estate