Seville Estate takes home Winery of the Year
at the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion Awards
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.
The new generation
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.
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.”
Carving our own path
While others planted in proven grounds, we call the Upper Yarra home, where the climate is cooler and the soil holds the potential to craft wines that inspire us to explore, experiment and excite. Maybe this drive to do things our own way is inspired by the land, or maybe it’s just in our DNA.
Today, Dr McMahon’s legacy lives on through Seville Estate. From the wines we produce to the experiences we offer, this innate desire to carve our own path drives us to be a winery that ventures beyond the usual, and to run the extra mile for those who take the less obvious road with us.