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About Ned's Vineyard | Shiraz | Pyrenees | Yarra Valley wines
Ned's Vineyard | Shiraz | Pyrenees | Yarra Valley wines

Our Story

Ned’s Vineyard is nestled at the foothills of the Pyrenees Ranges. Originally owned and established by Mick Hobson, with the help of his son Sebastian, the 11 acres of Shiraz vines were planted in 1997. In the beginning, fruit was bought by Seppelt and Mount Langi Ghiran wineries, and in 2003 Mick made the first Ned’s Vineyard Shiraz.

Unfortunately, in 2013 Mick passed away unexpectedly before his full dream for Ned’s Vineyard could be realised. For several years after, the vineyard sat quietly, patiently, waiting to be reenergised. During that time, Luke and Zoe Crouch approached Sebastian, who was running the vineyard long-distance from Melbourne. The trio immediately struck up a close friendship and commitment which began the journey of bringing Ned’s Vineyard back to life.

More recently, fruit has continued to be bought by Mount Langhi Ghiran while a small batch from the Top Block has been reserved and carefully constructed by wine maker Andrew Davey. Through this 2017 vintage, the Gold Diggers Ghost Shiraz has been perfected. Andrew has enabled the fruits’ outstanding characteristics to shine through boasting a bouquet of plums, chocolate and a lingering spice.

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Our Story

Ned’s Vineyard is nestled at the foothills of the Pyrenees Ranges. Originally owned and established by Mick Hobson, with the help of his son Sebastian, the 11 acres of Shiraz vines were planted in 1997. In the beginning, fruit was bought by Seppelt and Mount Langi Ghiran wineries, and in 2003 Mick made the first Ned’s Vineyard Shiraz.

Unfortunately, in 2013 Mick passed away unexpectedly before his full dream for Ned’s Vineyard could be realised. For several years after, the vineyard sat quietly, patiently, waiting to be reenergised. During that time, Luke and Zoe Crouch approached Sebastian, who was running the vineyard long-distance from Melbourne. The trio immediately struck up a close friendship and commitment which began the journey of bringing Ned’s Vineyard back to life.

More recently, fruit has continued to be bought by Mount Langhi Ghiran while a small batch from the Top Block has been reserved and carefully constructed by wine maker Andrew Davey. Through this 2017 vintage, the Gold Diggers Ghost Shiraz has been perfected. Andrew has enabled the fruits’ outstanding characteristics to shine through boasting a bouquet of plums, chocolate and a lingering spice.

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Our Vines

We are passionate about our vines, and management decisions are made with the environment and conservation in mind whilst reducing our footprint on the land.

Our vines are sustainably grown with natural fertilisers and minimal sprays being used. Watering is kept to a minimum from rain water stores. Beneath the vines, native grasses are allowed to grow, resulting in a favourable effect on our insect population, which in turn keeps undesirable pests at bay.

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Our Region

In the late 1800’s, the Pyrenees Ranges overflowed with miners. As the gold thinned and times changed, vineyards were developed, and a remarkable and unparalleled wine was produced. Today, our region boasts wineries and vineyards that are national and international award winners.

Our region is a grape-growers heaven, with dry summers and cool nights allowing for a slow ripen, combined with our quartz and red clay soils catering for the perfect growing environment. We are also blessed with a “typically” dry vintage which limits the risk of fungal diseases that other wine regions face.

Our Vines

We are passionate about our vines, and management decisions are made with the environment and conservation in mind whilst reducing our footprint on the land.

Our vines are sustainably grown with natural fertilisers and minimal sprays being used. Watering is kept to a minimum from rain water stores. Beneath the vines, native grasses are allowed to grow, resulting in a favourable effect on our insect population, which in turn keeps undesirable pests at bay.

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Our Region

In the late 1800’s, the Pyrenees Ranges overflowed with miners. As the gold thinned and times changed, vineyards were developed, and a remarkable and unparalleled wine was produced. Today, our region boasts wineries and vineyards that are national and international award winners.

Our region is a grape-growers heaven, with dry summers and cool nights allowing for a slow ripen, combined with our quartz and red clay soils catering for the perfect growing environment. We are also blessed with a “typically” dry vintage which limits the risk of fungal diseases that other wine regions face.

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