Shortest Lunch – Winery Profile – Warramunda Estate – by Denise McCann
Introducing Robert & Irene Magdziarz
Owners of Warramunda Estate
This family owned and run winery is committed to the bespoke production of premium hand-made, hand-grown wines that deeply express the Coldstream region’s distinctive landscape and rich earth
Ted Vogt purchased the original Warramunda property in 1975, on which a cattle and sheep stud known as ‘Warramunda Station’ was run. In 1980 the property was extended by an extra 320 acres. With the Yeringberg Creek running through the land, a large dam was built in 1981; it now supports three vineyards and a grazing property.
The Magdziarz family acquired ‘Warramunda Vineyards’ from the Vogt family in 2007. Renaming the vineyard ‘Warramunda Estate’, the Magdziarz family built on the existing solid foundations with a passion for quality over quantity, a deep respect for the surrounding landscape, and a vision for a distinctive terroir-driven wine label.
In 2013, the Magdziarz family enjoyed their first solo vintage under the guidance of well-known winemaker, Ben Haines. For the Magdziarz family, there is no compromise when it comes to the final product, the dream is to create a sustainable winery business where long-term relationships are paramount.
Robert and Irene’s daughter, Olivia, has launched her own wine brand called “Liv Zak Wine” which is sold at the Warramunda Cellar Door and includes a 2015 Liv Zak Rose made with Nebbiolo and a 2014 Liv Zak Syrah. The range will be extended in the future to include a barrel aged Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Warramunda Estate’s wines appeal equally to the learned wine connoisseur and those new to the art and science of enjoying wine. Just ask Huon Hooke, a leading independent wine writer, who recently reviewed the Warramunda Estate’s debut vintage with great accolades!
Robert and Irene have become the newest members of the Smaller Wineries of the Valley Yarra and will be participating in this year’s Shortest Lunch for the first time. They are excited about being part of a community of wineries who delight in offering visitors a different experience and you will be greeted at the door with a smile from the family who share their passion unreservedly.
Warramunda Estate is a stunning property in a stunning location with stunning wines.
Be inspired by Robert, Irene and Olivia’s time-honoured wine making techniques, which showcase the pure-hearted character and quality of this privileged site.
See you there!
Shortest Lunch Menu at Warramunda Estate
Harissa spiced lamb shoulder with
tahini and honey yoghurt and fragrant tomato salsa
Warm five-spice pumpkin and roast potato salad
with sautéed baby spinach, fiore de burrata, lemon vinaigrette and toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds
(Vegan Option also available)
Two cheeses, caramelised spiced pear, roasted walnuts & lavosh (serves 2)
Children’s menu available
Espresso Coffee & Tea
Live Music & Entertainment all weekend
860 Maroondah Highway
Coldstream Victoria 3770
Phone: 0412 694 394
Open weekends and public holidays
10am to 6pm or by appointment for wine tastings and sales.
Wine tastings are $5 per person – redeemable on purchase of wine.
Cheese and gourmet platters available.
Please call in advance for group bookings of 8 or more people and we require payment to secure your booking.
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June, 2016
10am – 5pm