Welshmans Reef. Victoria


In the heart of the Central Victorian goldfields and surrounded by Grey Box / White Ironbark forests, you will find Welshmans Reef Vineyard.

Makers of fine elegant table wines.

Established: 1984
Co-ordinates: 37.07831S, 144.047853E
Elevation: 246m above sea level
Climate: Warm to hot, dry summers; cool and wet winters
Rainfall: 550ml annually
Soils: Low fertility, gravelly quartz and ironstone over mudstone and clay
Nearest towns: Maldon, Newstead, Castlemaine, Daylesford, Bendigo
Distance from Melbourne: 140 km


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Elegant, fine wines of Central Victoria, Bendigo Region.

Each grape variety expresses different flavours and aromas according to the unique vineyard location and terroir.

Our focus is on producing wine of quality, flavour, structure, complexity and longevity.We believe wine is for drinking and enjoying with friends and family over a meal or just with good conversation

Wine Style

We produce elegant fine wines that retain and express the unique grape varietal flavours and aromas of our region. With soft to medium tannins, depth of flavour, suitable to drink now or cellar for later enjoyment.

Winemaking Technique

  • Small batch winemaking
  • Low intervention, hand made wines
  • Controlled low temperature fermentation to preserve fruit flavours
  • Use of both cultivated and wild/natural yeasts
  • Minimal sulphur preservative used French and American barriques (225l) and hogsheads (300l) barrels
  • Estate bottled


Our Wines

Elegant, fine wines of Central Victoria, Bendigo Region

See our Wines

Big Hearted Wine

All economies are cyclical and downturns are as inevitable as the upturns. We partner with vineyards to even out the bumps by taking produce in surplus, adding value and selling into an international market. Rather than seeing these grapes being left on the vine to rot and a year's labour and expense wasted, or worse - abandoned vineyards - Big Hearted Wine has developed a unique offer for grape growers.


Contact Welshmans Reef Vineyard

Maldon – Newstead Road
Welshmans Reef Victoria 3462

Cellar door open weekends 10am – 5pm, or by appointment or chance
(03) 5476 2733

Contract Winemaking

We make and bottle wine for other wineries and vineyards. Large and small volumes.

Contact us for details