Quoin Hill Vineyard is a family run operation established in 1997, situated on 46 acres of volcanic soil at an elevation of 520 metres making it the highest and also the southern most vineyard in the Pyrenees Wine Region.
There are 8 acres of vines at present made up of 5 varieties, being Shiraz, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Tempranillo and Pinot Noir. All wine is made from estate-grown grapes. The first vintage was 2001, of which Shiraz and Chardonnay were produced. Both of these wines were awarded Wine Show medals.
The renovated chaff mill/stables which were built approximately 100yrs ago at ‘Quoin Hill’ have now been transformed into the winery and tasting rooms. To regain the character of the original building, the timbers in the tasting room are recycled baltic pine from the chaff mill walls and floor with Australian hardwood posts and stays cut from the nearby Lexton forest. The room enjoys a vista overlooking the vineyard and Pyrenees Ranges and with seating of up to 60, can be hired for small functions and conferences. Light lunches on weekends and public holidays are available, functions and conferences by prior arrangement. Fine Dining also available for group bookings.
The cellar door is open daily from 11am to 5pm Weekdays and 10am to 5pm Weekends and Public Holidays. It is situated in Quoin Hill Road 800 metres off the Sunraysia Hwy, between Waubra and Lexton, 20 minutes from Ballarat, in the midst of the biggest Wind Farm in the Southern Hemisphere, with a total of 128 turbines, currently being constructed.