Stefani Estate Wine

Stefani Estate Wine Stefani Estate instills passion and attention to every stage of the production process, which in turn produces fine wines that wine lovers appreciate. Our range of red and white wines is sure to satisfy the palette of every wine enthusiast.Please read more about our wines below. If you would like to buy any of these wines please either fill out a order form or see our stockistspage for a dealer near you.

Red Wine

White Wine


Shiraz

2014 Shiraz Barrel Selection

Heathcote

2014 Shiraz Barrell Selection

This wine is ruby in colour. It shows notes of dark fruit, Earthiness and spice with hints of roast almonds. The palate is textured with generous tannins and a rich flavoursome finish. It can be enjoyed now and will cellar well for up to 10 years.

This fruit was hand harvested from our single vineyard site at the foot of the Mt. Camel ranges north of Heathcote. The rich red Cambrian soils provide optimum growing conditions for producing this premium wine.

The grapes were bunch sorted into open top fermenters and then hand plunged to aid a gentle tannin extraction. This wine is then aged in new, one and two year old barrels for 12 months. On blending our winemaker selects the best barrels to go into this wine.

600 Cases produced Bottled February 2016

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2015 Shiraz Barrel Selection

Heathcote

2015 Shiraz Barrell Selection

This wine is dark brick red in colour with purple hues. The nose is intense with ripe black
currant, wild black berries and hints of bay leaf.
The palate is earthy, rich, with full -bodied tannins.
It can be enjoyed now and will cellar well for up to 15 years.

The fruit was hand harvested from our single vineyard site, at the foot of the MT Camel ranges, north of Heathcote. The rich red Cambrian soils provide optimum growing conditions for producing this premium wine.

600 Cases produced Bottled February 2017

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Shiraz 2015

Yarra Valley

Shiraz yarra valley 2015

This wine is dark brick red in colour. The nose shows notes of violets, blueberries,
with hints of vanilla. The palate is firm with developed, full-bodied tannins.
It can be enjoyed now or will age well for up to 10 years.

Fruit for this wine was handpicked from the single vineyard site “The Gate”
at the entrance of our Yarra Valley property. These vines are planted on a
gentle slope facing a north-west aspect producing favourable growing conditions.
Vinification occurred in open top fermenters.
Wine was left on skins for up to one month.

It was then matured in new and seasoned French oak barrels for 12 months.

385 Cases produced Bottled March 2017

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Shiraz 2015

Heathcote

Shiraz Heathcote 2015

This wine is ruby in colour and displays notes of blueberry and spice with hints of dark chocolate. The palate is soft and firm with layers of rich ripe fruit.

This fruit was hand harvested from our single vineyard site at the foot of the Mt. Camel
ranges north of Heathcote. The grapes were bunch sorted into open top fermenters and then
hand plunged to aid a gentle tannin extraction. This wine has been matured in both new and
seasoned French barrels for 12 months.

It can be enjoyed now and will cellar well for up to 10 years.

1000 Cases produced
Bottled October 2016

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010

Yarra Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010

This wine displays typical cool climate characters. Dark red in colour with blue tinges, it exhibits aromas of blueberries, blackcurrants and mulberries. The balanced palate displays cassis and blackcurrant fruit characters with good length and a firm French oak finish.
A wine to be enjoyed over the next 5 to 10 years.

The fruit for the 2010 Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is from our Long Gully vineyard at Healesville. The fruit was hand harvested. Vinification occurred in both open top and closed fermenters. Hand plunging and pump over manipulations were employed to aid colour and tannin extraction. After pressing, the wine was matured for 15 months in French oak barriques, of which 20% were new.

710 Cases produced Bottled May 2012

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Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Yarra Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This wine is garnet in colour and displays hints of cassis, cigar box and chocolate. The palate is full and textural with lingering tannins. It will cellar well for up to 15 years.

Fruit for this wine was handpicked from the single vineyard site “The Gate” at the entrance of our Yarra Valley property. These vines are planted on a gentle slope facing a north-west aspect producing favorable growing conditions. Vinification occurred in open top fermenters. Hand plunging was used to aid colour and tannin extraction. It was then matured in new and seasoned French oak barrels for 12 months.

432 Cases produced Bottled December 2014

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Merlot

Heathcote Merlot 2015

Heathcote

Heathcote Merlot 2015

This is brick red in colour. The nose shows notes of black cherry, plum, cloves and fresh peppercorn. The palate is rich with notes of coffee, caramel, with an earthy undertone. Can be enjoyed now and will cellar well for up to 10 years.

This fruit was hand harvested from our single vineyard site at the foot of the Mt. Camel ranges north of Heathcote. The grapes were bunch sorted into open top fermenters and then hand plunged to aid a gentle tannin extraction. This wine has been aged in both new and seasoned French barrels for 12 months.

500 Cases produced Bottled December 2016

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2015 Yarra Valley Sangiovese Boccallupo ‘Mauro Nostrum’

2012 Yarra Valley Sangiovese Boccalupo ‘Mauro Nostrum’

This wine is ruby in colour. It displays hints of raspberries and rhubarb with notes of vanilla bean and roasted chestnuts. The palate is rich and firm with lingering tannins.

The fruit for this wine was derived from cuttings of our grandfather’s original family vineyard in Tuscany [Boccallupo].

This is an indigenous variety specific to the Stefani family. Fruit is entirely grown and hand-picked on the family estate vineyard in the Yarra Valley, Victoria.
Each ferment was hand plunged and macerated for 4 weeks to achieve a gentle tannin extraction before pressing into barrels. The wine was matured for eleven months in both new and seasoned French oak barriques.

This wine is dedicated to my cousin Mauro with whom I shared many special memories.

50 Cases produced Bottled December 2016

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2016 Yarra Valley Sangiovese Boccallupo

2014 Yarra Valley Sangiovese Boccalupo

The wine is ruby in colour. It displays notes of mulberries,
black cherries and roasted chestnuts. The palate is firm with good acidity and firm tannins.

The fruit for this wine was derived from cuttings of our grandfather’s original family
vineyard in Tuscany [Boccallupo].

This is an indigenous variety specific to the Stefani family. Fruit is entirely grown and handpicke on the family estate vineyard in the Yarra Valley, Victoria.
Each ferment was hand plunged and macerated for 4 weeks to achieve a gentle tannin
extraction before pressing into barrels. The wine was matured for eleven months in both ne
and seasoned French oak barriques.

250 Cases produced

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2015 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

2014 Yarra Valley Sangiovese Boccalupo

The wine is pale brick red in colour. It displays notes of black cherry, ripe plums and
coffee with hints of earthiness.
The palate is rich and generous – with layered silky tannins.
Enjoy now or cellar for up to 15 years.

The wine is pale brick red in colour. It displays notes of black cherry, ripe plums and
coffee with hints of earthiness.
The palate is rich and generous – with layered silky tannins.

Enjoy now or cellar for up to 15 years.

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White Wine

Pinot Gris 2016

Yarra Valley

Pinot Gris 2016

This wine is straw yellow with hues of lemon in colour. The nose shows notes of ripe pear and poached figs, with hints of creaminess.
The palate is medium bodied and textural with good firm acidity.
Enjoy now or cellar for next five years.

Winemaking Notes

Fruit for this wine was handpicked from our single vineyard site “The View” approx 300 metres above sea level. Grapes were bunch sorted, pressed and cold settled. The wine was matured on lees with periodic stirring. It was then aged in seasoned French oak barrels for 12 months to add texture and complexity.

230 Cases produced Bottled November 2016

Hand-picked, bunch-sorted, matured in used French oak for 12 months with periodic lees stirring. Pear and Granny Smith apple varietal fruit is front and centre, framed by just a hint of the oak treatment. Will benefit from a year or two in bottle.

Rating 91 Drink 2019 Date Tasted March 2017
James Halliday 2018 Australian Wine Companion
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Marsanne 2015

Heathcote

MARSANNE-ROUSANNE 2013

This wine is straw gold in colour. It displays notes of honey suckle,
blossom and baked apples. The palate is layered with good balance between fruit and acidity. Enjoy now or cellar for up to 5 years.

120 Cases produced. Bottled February 2016

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay “The View” 2012

Yarra Valley

Chardonnay 'The View' 2010

This wine is straw yellow in colour. It has notes of honey suckle and white peach with hints of vanilla. The palate is rich and creamy with a persistent finish. Enjoy this wine now or for up to ten years with good cellaring.

Produced entirely from fruit grown on the high slopes of our cool climate family estate vineyard in the Yarra Valley, Victoria. The grapes were hand-picked, bunch sorted, pressed and cold settled. The juice during fermentation was transferred into French oak barriques.
Upon the completion of its alcoholic and malo-lactic fermentations, it was matured in cask for twelve months. Matured on lees, with periodic stirring, this wine was then lightly fined and filtered.

365 Cases produced. Bottled September 2013

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Vigna Stefani

Malbec 2016

Heathcote

Vigna Stefani - Chardonnay 2015

Fruit for this wine was hand selected
from our single-site Heathcote vineyard. The wine was aged in seasoned French barriques for four months.

It is violet in colour with hints of earthiness and plum pudding. The palate is soft, juicy and approachable with a lingering finish.

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Merlot 2015

Heathcote

Vigna Stefani - Merlot 2015

Fruit for this wine was hand selected from our single-site Heathcote vineyard.
The wine was aged in both seasoned French barriques and state of the art stainless steel tanks for four months.

It is dark crimson in colour with notes of earthiness and ripe stone fruit. The palate is soft and firm with integrated tannins

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Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Yarra Valley

Vigna Stefani - Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Fruit for this wine was hand selected from our single-site Yarra Valley vineyard.
The wine was aged in both seasoned French barriques and state of the art stainless steel tanks for four months.

The wine is violet in colour with hints of mint and fresh tea. The palate is soft and generous with a textured finish.

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Pinot Noir 2016

Yarra Valley

Vigna Stefani - Pinot Noir 2015

Fruit for this wine was selected from our Yarra Valley vineyard. The wine was aged in both seasoned French barriques and state of the art, stainless steel tanks for four months.

Light red in colour with hints of cherries, Christmas cake and raspberries. The palate is soft, and smooth with a generous finish.

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Chardonnay 2016

Yarra Valley

Vigna Stefani - Chardonnay 2015

Fruit for this wine was hand selected from our single-site Yarra Valley vineyard. The wine was aged in both seasoned French barriques and state of the art, stainless steel tanks for four months.

Light straw in colour with notes of honeysuckle, green apples and floral undertones. The palate is generous with a clean crisp finish.

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Pinot Blanc 2016

Yarra Valley

Vigna Stefani - Pinot Noir 2015

Fruit for this wine was hand selected
from our single-site Yarra Valley vineyard. The wine was aged in both seasoned French barriques and state of the art, stainless steel tanks for four months.
Light straw in colour with hints of blossom and white peach. It has a clean crisp palate with a fresh lingering finish.

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