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 that decade Dr McMahon and his wife Margaret, along with producers such as Mount Mary, Yeringberg, Yarra Yering, St Huberts and the like were fashioning wines that served to re-establish the lofty reputation the Yarra had enjoyed in the 19th century. From its first vintage, Seville Estate quickly established itself as one of the Yarra Valleys finest producers. 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.
Thirty-five years after Peter and Margaret started the dream; Seville Estate entered a third phase. A new generation of the McMahon family became involved in Seville Estate. Peter and Margaret’s grandson, Dylan McMahon joined the helm in 2000, and became the winemaker in 2004 following the passion ignited a generation before. In 2005, the Van Der Meulens, who ran their own successful design and construction company G & M Building Group in Brisbane for 18 years, bought the property from the controlling group of partners led by CEO Robert Hawkins and winemaker Iain Riggs (from Brokenwood in the Hunter Valley).
Today in 2017, Seville Estate aims to stay true to the original values of Dr McMahon’s lead, paying meticulous care and attention to growing vines and making excellent wine, whilst maintaining a modern relevance in the hearts of wine lovers from all over the world.