Our Philosophy

The Geoff Merrill winemaking philosophy has been and always will be, to make wine
that allows regional, varietal and vintage expression, without excessive
winemaker intervention. Great wine is a matter of balance and our passion for subtle, elegant
and harmonious flavours in wine is well documented.


“I have been making wines under the Geoff Merrill label since the 1980 vintage and in that time my commitment to releasing wines to be enjoyed at the table has never changed”

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our winery

Mount Hurtle Winery is a suburban oasis, nestled amongst four acres of vineyards and landscaped gardens. It is hard to believe when Geoff purchased Mount Hurtle Winery in 1985 it was a derelict building, rundown and dilapidated, and used as a stable for many years. It required two years of love, hardwork and a special vision by Geoff and his supporters to restore the winery to its former glory.


cellar door

While retaining an almost Tuscan charm, the original winery and the 1500 square metre barrel maturation cellar completed in 1998, now perfectly copes with the rigors of modern day winemaking. A large family of geese and ducks also inhabit the winery grounds and dam near the front entrance to the estate, allowing you to escape suburbia for a while.