Star Cellar Door
When Nelly and Alan Cooper bought their property in the 1980s, they didn’t have a plan for the site. A love of wine prompted the establishment of vineyards and since that time the Cobaw Ridge style has evolved as they worked with, and learned from, the land.
The vineyards are now certified organic and biodynamic. Winemaking has evolved to become natural or minimal intervention, but they don’t call it that. With meticulous attention to detail the Coopers are behind the whole process, believing wholeheartedly that great wine is made in the vineyard.
The cellar door is all about showcasing their work. A recent revamp offers extensive views across their lush green vineyards, with the Macedon Ranges a romantic backdrop.
Service is relaxed and personal as you taste rich chardonnay, and reds from pinot noir, syrah and the northern Italian variety lagrein. NICOLE BILSON
OUTSTANDING WINE: 2017 Cobaw Ridge l’altra Syrah Lagrein, A$39