When Dr Peter McMahon planted the first vines at Seville Estate in 1972, it marked the rebirth of the Yarra Valley as a premium wine region. By the end of the decade, Dr McMahon and his wife Margaret, were producing wines that served to restore the well-established reputation the Yarra had enjoyed in the 19th century.
Since the first vintage in 1976, Seville Estate has cemented its position as one of Australia’s premium wineries, consistently receiving widespread acclaim and many prestigious awards, both in Australia and internationally.
Surprisingly in a region more renowned for its red wines produced from Cabernet and Pinot Noir, it was the Seville Estate Shiraz that received the most attention, quickly becoming one of Victoria’s most sought after wines.
Peter and Margaret’s grandson, Dylan McMahon joined Seville Estate in 2000, and became the chief winemaker in 2004, following the passion ignited a generation before. Dylan was on track to become an electrical engineer until he decided to follow his destiny and make wine.
In addition to its renowned wines, Seville Estate Restaurant is equally as revered, and delivers an ever-changing menu, heavily influenced by seasonal and regional produce. A light and bright ambience awaits as a glass frontage lets in an abundance of natural light, potted greenery adds a zen-like vibe, while high ceilings and statement pendent globes give a chic, sleek feel to the venue. Seville Estate has since won extensive trophies and medals for their wines, and was awarded Winery of the Year in 2019 by Halliday Wine Companion.
Dylan McMahon was on track to become an electronic engineer until he decided to follow his destiny and make wine. His grandfather Dr. Peter McMahon planted the first vines at Seville Estate in Victoria’s Yarra Valley in 1972.
Dylan was lucky enough to work and learn from some of the great winemaker’s around the world including Iain Riggs at Brokenwood, Mark Hugel at Hugel & Fils (2002), Fridrick Blanck at Domaine Paul Blanck and Gregory at Jean Claude Boisset. Graduated from Charles Sturt Uni in Wagga with a bachelor of Wine Science in 2008.
Dylan took over as winemaker in 2004 and continues the wine styles that Dr McMahon believed in. Dylan is now General Manager and has won extensive trophies and medals and was awarded the 2019 ‘Winery of the Year’ from James Halliday Wine Companion.
Dylan regularly judges at Wine Shows around the country which is crucial to continuing his knowledge and skills in the industry. He also sits on local industry based committees contributing his time to help improve and develop Yarra Valley wines. Peter McMahon has undoubtedly been a notable influence on Dylan’s chosen career, “My grandfather retired in 1996. I’ve learnt from him that while concentration is important in wine, elegance and finesse is the key to our wine.”
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