Located just an hour’s short ride outside Melbourne, Elmswood Estate is a boutique vineyard and winery nestled in the Upper Yarra Valley. Filled with luscious gardens, manicured lawns, nearly 20 acres of vineyards, and some of the most breathtaking views in the Yarra Valley, the Howe family is proud to call this lovely part of the world their home.
Jack and Vivian Howe are focused on growing and making small lots of lovingly crafted, delightful wines that express as purely as possible the stunning sites they are grown in, including Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Shiraz.
Here, you will find one of the most relaxing, tranquil and romantic settings Australia has to offer. You can also learn more about the Yarra Valley and the family's unique approach to grape-growing and fine winemaking.
The enjoyment of fine wine is a part of life at Elmswood Estate. The passion the Howe's have for tradition, superior wine making craftsmanship and the particular care they devote to our small batch lots, are all traits that shine through in every vintage.
Elmswood Estate is also a gorgeous and memorable setting for your wedding, celebration or special event. You can find out more on the website about how Elmswood Estate is perfect for brides & grooms looking for the ultimate romantic wedding, or for those looking for a unique place to hold a special or corporate event.
The adage that great wine comes from the vineyard is one that holds true at Elmswood Estate Wines.
The right variety planted in the right location, sustainable, considered viticulture and a light-handed approach in the winery allow the wine to speak clearly of the exceptional site we have here in the Yarra Valley.
The vineyard is located at 240m above sea level in an area that is known as the ‘Upper Yarra’, due to its higher altitude and cooler conditions. It has both northerly and easterly aspects and is home to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon vines.
The vineyard consists of a deep red volcanic soil and basaltic silty loam, which is known for producing fruit-driven grapes. The 40-year-old unirrigated vines crop at a maximum of 5T/hectare, resulting in small, intensely flavoured berries.
Since 2014, the family has begun a program of refining their vineyard, including the planting of heritage Syrah clones, new Pinot Noir clones, as well as increasing the planting density of the original Pinot Noir block.
They have also been conducting trials with making their own composts, as well as the application of biodynamic sprays. The family believes that these practices will help improve the sustainability and biodiversity of the vineyard, and ultimately, translate into better fruit and better wine.
Saturdays and Sundays
11am - 5pm
75 Monbulk-Seville Rd
Weddings (120 people seated)
Paint & sip