Chanters Ridge

Chanters Ridge
Winery and contact details
Contact: Barry and Glenys Elliott
Phone: 0427 511 341; Fax: 03 5424 8140
Address: 440 Chanters Lane, Tylden Victoria
Cellar door: By appointment only
Parking: Mini buses

About Us

Chanters Ridge is a 'cool climate' boutique vineyard specialising in producing superior quality Pinot Noir, both still and sparkling planted by the family in 1997 on a North facing volcanic slope, altitude 600 meters, we have settling snow yearly.

We use initial open vat fermentation with a mix of whole bunch and pressed grapes. Maturation is in French oak barrels (a mix of new and old) for 15-18 months. Malolatic fermentation occurs prior to bottling. Our original planting was clone D5 V12 and we have planted 114, 115 and 777 since.

Chanters Ridge was chosen as our label name as we are sited on a volcanic ridge of old basalt with red rich volcanic top soil in Chanters Lane.

Our back paddock wines come from a later planting behind the original vineyard. Picking occurs between Anzac Day (28th April) and the first week in May. Pickling and pruning are done by hand. We are aiming to produce wine with varietal characteristics of nose and palate not trying for 'big' wine. We cellar our wines for some years before release to customers purchase a ready to drink Pinot Noir which will still continue to improve for some years.


  • Budburst Wine and Food Festival (annual event)
  • Budburst on Piper Street (annual event)

Featured Wines

  • Chanters Ridge Pinot Noir 2005: Bright crimson with crimson brick red hue. Medium body. Lifted nose of violet, strawberry and spice followed by gamey end, showing good varietal characters. Moderate palate length with cherry, strawberry flavours and violet infusions. Aftertaste of cherry and spice.
  • Chanters Ridge Macedon Blanc de Noir 2003: Made from 100% Pinot Noir this dry sparkling wine has pinot characteristics supple yeast sharacters and fine lasting bead.

Wine Stockists

  • Nicks Wine Merchants, 1219 High Street, Armadale 3143
  • Ian Marks Liquor Store, Woodend 3442
  • IGA Macedon, 20 Victoria Street, Macedons
  • Cellarbrations, 33 Hamilton Street, Gisborne