Established in 1999 Mia Valley Estate is a boutique family owned vineyard and winery. We grow mainly Shiraz with some Cabernet Sauvignon and so far have produced some of the most amazingly elegant and complex wines from our two vineyards in Mia Mia.
Our property consists of 100 acres of softly undulating land sloping towards the Mia Mia Creek which runs through the north/eastern end of the block. There are the remains of an old homestead near the creek and although the land has been used mostly for sheep growing in the later years, it is possible some vines were planted here in the late 1890s, early 1900s. Our first vineyard of 4½ acres was established in 1999 on a gentle slope in the south/west corner of our block on the rich red soils of the region. The second vineyard of 4½ acres was planted in 2004 approximately in the centre of the property. Our Cellar Door is open daily 10am - 5pm.
Our vineyard philosophy is simple – to tend each vine individually, with every attention given to maximize the health of each vine, to keep the canopy open, use minimal or no sprays (possible because of the healthy westerly winds we often experience) and use organic fertilizers. The vines are each hand cane pruned and tied, they are also unirrigated. The fruit is hand picked to avoid the use of sulphur additions during fermentation. The vineyards consist of about 75 percent Shiraz vines and about 25 percent Cabernet Sauvignon vines. The first wines were produced in 2002 and they showcase the distinctive flavours of our unique meso climate, elegant with beautiful fruits that linger on the palate.