Midhill Vineyard

Midhill Vineyard
Winery and contact details
Contact: Hew and Di Richards
Phone: 03 5429 5565
Address: 1727 Romsey Road, Romsey
Cellar door: By appointment
Parking: Room for buses

About Us

Midhill Vineyard is on the Romsey Road to Woodend, 2km west of Romsey. Our vineyard is in a cool place on the Great Dividing Range at 540m altitude and East of Mount Macedon. It produces bright focussed wines from grapes which ripen slowly with warm days and cool nights. Harvest is usually from mid-March to early April but can be as late as early May. The cold climate of the Macedon Ranges is conducive to producing fruit which retains good acidity and subtle fruitiness in the wines.

The Midhill Vineyard site is well suited to Gewurztraminer. This variety, when grown in cold areas with well drained, volcanic soils, produces the best flavours and aromas. Environmental management practices have been adopted to protect the 5 Mile Creek (Romsey Creek) waterway which flows through the property.

Hew and Di Richards first planted Chardonnay grapes in 1993 followed by Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir in 2000. These vines are now well established and are producing high quality fruit which is made into sparkling Macedon and table wines under the Midhill label. We make two Sparkling Macedons.

Our “Blanc de Blancs” is a dry, citrus style with developed honey overtones. It has spent at least after 3 years on lees before release. The current release is 2010. The just released sparkling “Chardonnay-Pinot Noir” 2011 is a broader style with good fruit on the mid palate. Our "Gewürz" is made in a dry style with classic Turkish delight and lychee flavours and a floral aroma. It is well suited to Thai spicy cuisine and sea foods. Current release is 2013.

The Pinot Noir table wine (clone MV6) is produced in French oak, and is peppery with good varietal flavours. The current release is 2010. Our annual production is small, but we aim to grow high quality fruit for high quality wines. The family farm, as well as growing grapes, produces grass-fed Angus cattle for quality beef.


Our cellar door is open only by appointment. Please ring first to arrange a tasting. A tasting fee applies and is deducted from purchases.

  • Macedon Ranges Wine + Food Festival (Budburst) cellar door w/e – mid November
  • Lancefield Agricultural Show - October
  • Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition - October
  • Daylesford wine show - October
  • Taradale Mineral Springs Festival - March
  • Both Lancefield and Woodend Farmers’ Markets - monthly

Featured Wines

  • Sparkling Macedon Blanc de Blancs
  • Sparkling Macedon Chardonnay-Pinot Noir
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Pinot Noir rosé

Wine Stockists

  • Mail order via: www.midhillvineyard.com
  • Romsey IGA, Soltan Pepper, Romsey Hotel
  • Kyneton: Royal George Hotel, Source Dining, La Bonta
  • Daylesford Hotel, Wine & The Country, Foxxies Liquor

Wine Awards

Midhill Vineyard wines have been entered into the Daylesford Wine Shows, Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition, Kyneton Wine Show and Federation Square Victorian Wine Showcase over several years, and have shown consistently high quality.

  • Midhill Blanc de Blancs is a regular medal winner:
    - 2010 - Bronze Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition
    - 2014, 2009 - Silver medal Kyneton Wine Show
    - 2013, 2008 - Silver at Daylesford
    - 2011, 2006 - Silver at Kyneton Agricultural wine show
    - 2010, 2004 - Silver,
    - 2001 Silver, 2000 Bronze. MRWE.
  • Gewürztraminer vintages:
    - 2006, 2007 and 2008 have all won silver.
  • 2010 vintage won gold and Trophy at the 2010 Daylesford wine show plus People’s Choice Award.
  • The Chardonnays 2005 and 2006 won bronze at MRWE.
  • 2012 Chardonnay won gold medal & Gordon Knight Perpetual Trophy at KynetonWS 2013 for Best Wine in Show. Midhill Vineyard also won People’s Choice award
  • Midhill fruit was the "single vineyard" component in several Gold & Trophy winning Chardonnays in the 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, (2014 Peoples’ Choice) Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibitions (wines made under Shadowfax label)
  • Pinot Noir 2007 and 2010 vintages have won Bronze medals at MRWE.
  • Pinot Noir fruit 2009 was the "single vineyard" component in a Gold medal Pinot Noir at the Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition in 2010