We hunt & gather grapes from great vineyard sites

Handcrafted by Macedon Ranges based winemaker Brian Martin, the Hunter-Gatherer range of wines encompass ideals of faithful expression of site, the use of old-world wine-making practices and the application of new-world knowledge.

Brian has spent the past 13 years making wine in the Macedon Ranges, including 10 years at Kilchurn winery, specialising in making traditional method sparkling wines for wineries throughout Australia.

The Hunter-Gatherer range includes Prosecco, Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sangiovese and Sparkling Shiraz.

Grapes are sourced predominantly from vineyards in the Macedon and Heathcote wine regions. Brian & his wife Roslyn purchased their own Macedon Ranges vineyard in Pipers Creek in late 2015. The site has a 5-hectare planting of 15 -year-old Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Merlot. They will continue to hunt for grapes from other exceptional vineyard sites to explore regional and site differences. 

The HG Pipers Creek vineyard cellar door is open weekends from 12-5pm. Grazing Platters made up of local antipasto and cheese are available on weekends.  

Our large indoor venue space adjoining the cellar door is available for private events 

our wines

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Our Wines

 
 
 
 

2015 Prosecco, King Valley                                                   $25 per bottle,  $150 per 6 pack

The grapes for this sparkling Prosecco were gathered from the King Valley, a region renowned for introducing Prosecco to Australia. This wine has been made using traditional methods rather than the Charmat method. This means the secondary ferment, which produces the bubbles, occurred in the bottle rather than a tank. It was disgorged with a medium-dry dosage of 11 grams per litre dosage.  11.5% ALC


 
 

2016 Chardonnay, Macedon                               $30 per bottle, $360 per 12 pack

The grapes for this Chardonnay were gathered from the HG Vineyard in Pipers Creek and the Tullus vineyard in Romsey. Fermented in French oak barrels (30% new) using wild yeast.   12.5% Alc


 
 

2017 Riesling, Macedon                                       $25 per bottle, $300 per 12 pack

The grapes for this Riesling were gathered from the HG vineyard in Pipers Creek. The north facing vineyard is at 590m elevation with deep red volcanic soils. The wine displays citrus and floral characters and has great intensity with its natural acidity giving it lovely line and length.   12.0% Alc


 
 

2015 Riesling, Heathcote                                                  $25 per bottle,  $300 per 12 pack

The grapes for this Riesling were gathered from a vineyard in Tooborac at the South Eastern corner of the Heathcote region. This wine comes from a cool site with granite soils and shows classic lemon lime characters with floral notes and a crisp dry finish.  12.0% Alc


 
 

2015 Sangiovese Rose, Heathcote                                         $25 per bottle, $300 per 12 pack

Made from hand-picked fruit gathered from the Chalmers vineyard in Colbinabbin, Heathcote. Crushed and cold soaked for 48 hours before being lightly pressed to barrel for fermentation using indigenous yeast. The wine spent 8 months in seasoned barrels with occasional stirring of the yeast lees to create texture.  13.5% Alc


 
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2016 Pinot Noir, Macedon                                         $40 per bottle, $480 per 12 pack

Hand-picked fruit MV6 Pinot clone from our HG Pipers Creek vineyard and 114 & 115 clone Pinot from the Botanica vineyard in Romsey. Fermented in open vats with a mixture of wild and cultured yeast and aproximately 10% whole bunches included, Aged in French oak barriques (30% new) for 15 months. 

Awards:

Winner of the "Best Pinot Noir" Trophy and the "Laurie Williams Best Wine of the Exhibition" Trophy at the 2017 Macedon Ranges Wine Show


 
 

2015 Sangiovese, Heathcote                                                $30 per bottle, $360 per 12 pack

Sangiovese grapes were gathered from the Chalmers vineyard in Colbinabbin, Heathcote and destemmed with 20% whole bunches into open vats and fermented using indigenous yeast. The lightly pressed skins from a Rose were added back to the ferment to provide a high skin/juice ratio. The wine spent 12 months in old oak.   14.0% ALC

Awards:

Silver Medal at the 2017 Alternative Varieties Wine Show in the "Structured Sangiovese" category

Rated 92/100 by Huon Hooke (Ranked #1 of 16 Sangiovese 2015 wines tasted)

Rated 93/100 by Campbell Mattinson on teh Halliday Wine Companion website


 
 

  2012 Shiraz, Heathcote                                                $30 per bottle, $360 per 12 pack

The grapes for this Shiraz were gathered from a vineyard in Colbinabbin from vines growing in ancient Cambrian soils. The grapes were fermented using wild yeast and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. A medium bodied wine that shows complexity, elegance and balance. An excellent food wine.   13.5% Alc


 
 

2010 Shiraz, Heathcote                                            $25 per bottle,  $300 per 12 pack

The grapes for this Shiraz were gathered from a vineyard in Colbinabbin from vines growing in ancient Cambrian soils. The grapes were fermented and hand plunged in small vats and aged for 20 months in French oak barrels.   15.0% Alc

Awards:

Rated 94/100 in the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion

Rated 94/100 by Huon Hooke


 
 

2013 Sparkling Shiraz, Heathcote                                 $40 per bottle,  $480 per dozen

The grapes for this sparkling Shiraz were gathered from a vineyard in Tooborac at the South Eastern corner of the Heathcote region. Made using traditional methods, it spent 2 years on yeast lees prior to disgorgement. A festive wine, great with food or on its own.   14.0% Alc

Awards:

Rated 94/100 in the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion

Rated 94/100 in the Tyson Stelzer's 2017 Australian Sparkling Wine Report

Rated 93/100 by Huon Hooke


 
 

Cellar Reserve Shiraz 2005, Heathcote                    $70 per bottle, $420 per 6 pack

An aged cellar release of an outstanding vintage of Heathcote Shiraz. The grapes were gathered from a vineyard in Tooleen from vines growing in ancient Cambrian soils. The grapes were hand-picked and hand-plunged in small vats, then aged in 100% new french oak barrels for 15 months.   14.5% Alc


See our vines, taste our wines

Hunter-Gatherer Vintners’ cellar door is in Pipers Creek in the Macedon Ranges.

Open every weekend Saturday + Sunday 12pm to 5pm.

Grazing Platters are available on weekends.

10 minutes from Woodend & Kyneton, 1 hour from Melbourne via the Calder Freeway

362 Pipers Creek-Pastoria Rd | PIPERS CREEK, Victoria, Australia

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HUNTER-GATHERER VINTNERS

Brian + Ros Martin

362 Pipers Creek - Pastoria Rd, Pipers Creek, VIC, 3444
m. 0407 821 049