Mandala Winery

Mandala was a dream in the Smedley family for generations. For the head of the family, Peter Smedley, he always wanted a place to have quiet moments with friends and loved ones. 

Peter’s son Charles made this dream come true when he planted his first ten acres of Pinot Noir rootlings in his first vineyard at Yarra Junction in 1999. Fast forward some very fruitful seven years and the family were ready to expand. But before they decided on a plot of land, Charles’ Nanna sent his Mum a dream one mysterious night: a vision of the rolling hills, the dams, the vines, and a place to sit at the end of the day taking in an endless view.

Just one year on from this moment, the time was right, and another dream became a reality. The family moved into Dixons Creek, and together with the Yarra Junction vineyard, came full circle to create Mandala as they love it today. The Dixons Creek vineyard is Mandala's home. The vines carve through rolling hills of this elevated picturesque Yarra Valley landscape around dams, fruit trees, their family home as well as the Mandala Cellar Door and DiVino Ristorante. The Dixons Creek vineyard has clay loam soil and houses 25-year-old Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot vines.

About the Winemaker

Charles Smedley

Mandala Wines Owner and Vigneron Charles Smedley has over 27 years' experience in the wine industry - working in Australia, Europe and Asia across a range of senior production, retail and viticultural roles for international brands. 

Charles has a serious love for Pinot Noir - and you’ll often hear him explaining the difference between the Pinot’s grown at their Yarra Junction site and at their Dixons Creek site.

The Yarra Junction vineyard was chosen for its high altitude, which helps their Burgundian Pinot Noir grapes develop more of a pronounced red-fruit character. While the Dixon's Creek vineyard, on the other hand, has clay loam soil, which is known for producing extremely bold and robust wines. 

Wines
2019 'The Prophet' Pinot Noir Mandala Wines
2019 'The Prophet' Pinot Noir Mandala Wines

2019 'The Prophet' Pinot Noir

$60.00
2020 Rosé Mandala Wines
2020 Rosé Mandala Wines

2020 Rosé

$25.00
2020 Fumé Blanc Mandala Wines
2020 Fumé Blanc Mandala Wines

2020 Fumé Blanc

$30.00
2012 Merlot Mandala Wines
2012 Merlot Mandala Wines

2012 Merlot

$40.00
2016 Blanc de Blanc Mandala Wines
2016 Blanc de Blanc Mandala Wines

2016 Blanc de Blanc

$40.00
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OPENING HOURS

Saturday - Sunday 
10am - 4pm 

ADDRESS

1568 Melba Highway
Dixons Creek
Victoria
3775

FACILITIES

Restaurant
Cellar Door
Wine Club
Functions
Weddings
Outdoor Dining
Events

SOCIAL LINKS

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