Award Winning

traditional handcrafted wines

Visual Tasting

1860s

Rowanston is born

The Andrew's family first settled and named the property Rowanston after the region they immigrated from in Scotland. Much of the Andrew’s Family legacy can still be seen today in the 160 year old bluestone walls that surround the vineyard.

1860

Infamous explorers

Australian explorers Robert Burke & William Wills set out on their expedition from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria. The expedition, which included 19 men, 23 horses and 26 camels, travelled past Rowanston in August 1860.

1995

First plantings

The first vines were planted in 1995. The ancient volcanic soils hold moisture and develop white peppery characteristics in the red wines, whilst the cool nights and slow ripening period produce rich full fruit flavours.

2002

Awards

Shiraz VIN2001 won the Gold Medal and Best Wine in Show whilst the Cabernet Sauvignon VIN2002 won the Bronze Medal, both awarded at the Daylesford Wine Show in 2002. Today, Rowanston continues to win many local & international awards.

2003

The Frederiksen family

Rowanston on the Track was founded in 2003 by the Frederiksen husband and wife team. Their years of experience in winemaking and viticulture established Rowanston wines as a respected part of the Macedon Ranges wine region.

from 2004

Events

Many events have taken place in Rowanston from private to public celebrations. Rowanston have hosted the yearly Macedon Ranges Food & Wine Budburst Festival, Shakespeare in the Vines, and many private events.

2012

First international award

Three of Rowanston's wines were medal winners - Shiraz, Merlot and Riesling at the International Wine and Singapore Asia Show in 2012.

2013

Among top class worldwide

Rowanston's 2010 Shiraz was chosen out of a world wide selection of wine for the Hong Kong Jockey Club as their 25th anniversary wine in 2013.

2019

The Lew family

The baton to carry on the estate as a family-owed vineyard was passed down to the Lew family in 2019 to continue with the vineyard and winery operation, and working hand-in-hand with a passionate team of people.

2019 to current

Regional farmers markets

Rowanston has always had its' presence at local farmer's markets and today you can find us at the Woodend, Kyneton, Daylesford Rotary, Malmsbury, Catslemaine, and Bendigo markets.

2020

International Award

Three of Rowanston's wines were Silver medalists - NV Sparkling Shiraz/Merlot, Shiraz Barrel Select, and Dry Red at the China Wine Competition in 2020.

Our Vineyard

Rowanston’s rich red basalt soils with a climate of cold wet winters and warm dry summers are a perfect growing environment for slow ripening fruit, resulting in rich, full fruit flavoured wines.

The key to our wines begins in the vineyard with hand pruning, moisture monitoring, minimal use of chemicals and meticulous selection of ripe rich berries for winemaking.

All wines are handpicked and made using traditional techniques which include gentle crushing, open vat fermentation, méthode traditionnelle sparkling, and maturation in oak barrels.

Our Family

We are an Australian made, owned and operated vineyard and winery. We work hand-in-hand with a team of passionate people who gather to produce handcrafted wine using a mix of modern and traditional methods with a focus on sustainability and minimal mechanical intervention. Fraymond Lew leads the Rowanston team,

working with Simon Glover who is a viticulturist and vineyard manager with 30 years of experience. Our vigneron-winemaker Etienne Mangier, originally from the foothills of the French Jura region, graduated with a Masters in Oenology at ISARA Lyon. His vineyard and winemaking skills were planted during his time working

in Sauternes, France, with his passion for winemaking taking him around the world before permanently immigrating to Australia in 2010. He has recently been awarded a position in the 2021 Top 50 Young Gun of Wine Awards. We have a small number of additional team members who work in the vineyard, cellar door, and at the local farmers' markets.

Our Cellar Door

Please call or SMS 0466 633 930 to book in and taste a variety of our wines. Follow the cellar door link to find out more.

We also offer Daylesford Picnic Boxes to enjoy in our tranquil gardens.

2710 Burke and Wills Track, GLENHOPE VIC 3444

Call us at 0466 633 930

Email us at info@rowanston.com

CELLAR DOOR: BY APPOINTMENT

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Stay

A LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE HIDDEN AWAY IN TRANQUIL, PARK-LIKE GARDENS.

Situated right next to the vineyard, Rowanston’s Bed and Breakfast Cottage has three bedrooms, a comfortable lounge and fully equipped kitchen.

It is the perfect place to escape and completely relax.

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Regional Farmers' Markets

You can also find us at a local farmers' market.

* 1st Saturday of the Month – Woodend Farmers' Market

* 2nd Saturday of the Month – Kyneton Farmers' Market

*3rd Sunday of the month – Malmsbury Farmers' Market

*4th Saturday of the Month – Rotary Daylesford Farmers' Market

Become a Member

Join our wine club today! Exclusive members' discount on wine subscription, exclusive access to new release, member's events, offers on stay at Rowanston cottage, wine and vineyard stay with our affiliated partners, and complimentary wine tour and tasting! So much to offer!

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Events

We are able to host a range of events, from small private gatherings and intimate weddings, to larger scale events such as the Macedon Ranges Food and Wine Budburst Festival and Shakespeare in the Vines. It is also a perfect place to have your family portrait photography session. Email us for your next event.

Testimonials

Lou, Jan, Katie & Craig

"Thank you! Such a comfortable stay with fabulous wines. We'll be back again."

John & Michelle

"The garden is so tranquil and the boys had the most wonderful time climbing trees and playing with Matilda (the farm dog)."

Dot, Rich, Gemma & Kevin

"... had a wonderful new year at your place. We loved the place and enjoyed the many stories you shared with us. Looking forward to coming again next year"

Fee, Zo, Anna & Lisa

"I've had a wonderful time here. Love your wine. Great breakfast, coffee and space. I'll recommend this place to my friends"

The Wilson Family

"Thank you very much for our wonderful long weekend. The children loved the freedom and we loved the peace and quiet .... a walk down the creek is a must."

Summer 2020

The year that changed us

Wine Awards & Accolades