Granite Hills Winery

Granite Hills Wines
Winery and contact details
Contact: Llew Knight
Phone: 03 5423 7273; Fax: 03 5423 7288
Address: 1481 Burke and Wills Track, Baynton, Victoria, 3444; Melways ref: green map 609 H7
Cellar door: 7 days 11am- 6pm
Parking: Large buses and mini buses by appointment: Ph 03 5423 7264

About Us

Perched atop the spectacular boulder strewn slopes of the Great Dividing Range in Central Victoria, midway between Mt Macedon and Heathcote, on the Burke and Wills Track, the Granite Hills vineyard immediately gives you the impression of something quite special.

Suspended at the interface of climes, with an altitude of 550 Meters this site is essentially cool, particularly at night, yet with the advantage of being on the northern side of the Dividing Range, experiences a dry and warming influence from central Victoria.

With a reliable rainfall, freely drained soils and low disease pressure, it’s no mystery that this Estate is home to some very special wines, including one of Australia’s benchmark Rieslings as well as being heralded as the birthplace of peppery Shiraz. In fact, since the first plantings in 1970, Granite Hills has forged an enviable reputation as one of the countries most prized small family wineries by winning more than 400 awards from local and international shows.

Now approaching 40 years of pioneering Cool climate wines, the Knight family and dedicated staff, continue their pursuit through attentive vineyard management including hand pruning, hand picking and low yields, followed by an astute mix of modern and traditional winemaking techniques, to create wines with distinctive varietal and regional expression.

Our wines include Vintage Sparkling; Riesling; Chardonnay; Pinot Noir; Merlot; Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

..."Granite Hills is by far the best Riesling producer in Victoria" ...

- James Halliday, The Australian, December 2003


  • Macedon Ranges Wine Festival (annual event)

Wines Available 

  • Granite Hills Riesling – The Regions most awarded wine, now up to it’s is the 32nd vintage and widely recognized as one of Australia’s finest cool climate Rieslings. Refreshingly crisp and flavoursome when young with the ability to age wonderfully in the bottle to 10 years or more.
    2006 Riesling - 95/100 points - James Halliday 2008 Australian Wine Companion:
  • Granite Hills Shiraz - Probably the regions most awarded red wine. From the first release of the 1978 vintage, this engaging peppery style relaunched much interest in Shiraz as a variety right across Australia. Now 25 years on – "a regional Icon!"
    2003 Shiraz - 95/100 points - James Halliday 2008 Australian Wine Companion.

Wine Stockists

  • Kyneton Cellars – 63 High St. Kyneton
  • Parkhill Cellars – 43 Errol St, North Melbourne
  • Yarraville Cellars – 31 Anderson St, Yarraville
  • Carlton Cellars – 510 Canning St, North Carlton
  • Kooyong Cellars – 473 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong

Wine Awards

  • Five star winery classification - James Halliday, 2008 Wine Companion
  • 90/100 for 2004 GH Merlot  - James Halliday, 2007 Wine Companion
  • 96/100 for 2005 GH Riesling - James Halliday, 2007 Wine Companion
  • 91/100 for 2002 GH Shiraz - James Halliday, 2007 Wine Companion
  • Trophy for Best Chardonnay – 2004 Reserve Chardonnay – Macedon Ranges Exhibition 2006
  • Trophy for Best Wine of the Macedon Ranges Region - Macedon Ranges Exhibition 2006
  • 95/100 for 2006 GH Riesling - James Halliday, 2008 Wine Companion
  • 95/100 for 2003 GH Shiraz - James Halliday, 2008 Wine Companion