South Melbourne Victoria 3205
A magnificent vineyard estate in the Yarra Valley, taking its name from the Levant, the blessed, ancient biblical lands.
Levantine Hill is the perfect merger of two vineyards right in the heart of the Yarra Valley. On the one side, a vineyard producing superior grapes since the 1990s; on the other, lovingly planted family blocks right alongside a Truffiére surrounding our Homestead. Together, this combined estate is pure testament to the passion and toil of dedicated human hands and man’s tenuous relationship with the nurturing love of Mother Nature.
It all began against the odds, with experts saying the terrain was far too steep and the concealed underlying rocky outcrops would make it impossible to plant vines in such an elevated location. But we saw the possible. The location was incredible, the soil profile was perfect. So with unwavering determination, and the use of a diamond-tipped drilling rig to remove rocks, Levantine Hill began to take perfect shape. Today, the difficult terrain is the key strength of this family vineyard, which will only ever bottle premium wines in impeccable years.
Rising from the shores of the Yarra River at 75 meters and peaking at 225 meters above sea level, Levantine Hill vines thrive in looking out over steep clay loam slopes, at similar elevations to the Grand Cru vineyards of Chablis, France. The slopes, amphitheatres, valleys and orientation combine to create a distinct micro-climate in each paddock. This environment, along with the ultra-low yielding vines, puts us, and our vines, in an incredibly unique and advantageous position compared to the rest of the valley.
This uniqueness is evident in our Estate and Family Paddocks range, drawn respectively from our Maroondah Highway and Hill Road single vineyard sites. Award-winning Sauvignon Blanc Semillon in the style of the finest Bordeaux Blanc and a Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, reminiscent of the full-flavoured Rosado's of Northern Spain are complex and classic, yet fresh. Our Pinot Noir is perfumed and intensely layered, yet savoury on the palate. Our Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah exhibit exceptional varietal characteristics and the elegance exhibited in only the most sophisticated cool climate wines. Although each of our varietal wines draw inspiration from their historical heartland and strongholds in France, the specificity of their faithful expression of our own vineyard sites, makes them highly individual and unable to be replicated anywhere else in the world.
Wonderfully, Levantine Hill's distinctive terrain has given us delicious inroads into French black truffle production in the safeguarded amphitheatre between the two hills. The Truffière site is in the coolest part of the property with well-drained soils – two vital components of successful truffle cultivation.
Our complete natural environment and winemaking skills sees us determined to express our unique terroir by creating only wines of finesse, longevity and outstanding character.
A gastronomic partnership between hatted chef Teage Ezard, celebrated winemaker Paul Bridgeman and Levantine Hill Estate, Ezard at Levantine Hill will entice the finest of gastronomes, vinophiles and admirers of avant-garde architecture.
Immersed in the stunning bucolic vineyard views, visitors can enjoy the best of Levantine Hill wines matched to dishes inspired by the classic food styles of Europe, which Teage Ezard has enhanced with incredible new flavors and combinations.
You will dine surrounded by breathtaking architecture, personally designed by renowned architect Karl Fender of Fender Katsalidis Architects, and interiors meticulously designed by Molecule. The 100 metre sweep of the elliptical roof above you perfectly compliments the private barrel-like tasting booths inspired by the iconic shape of a wine barrel.
There’s also wonderful choice when it comes to dining with us. Our All Day Dining space creates share plates to be enjoyed with great wine and company. While our Signature Restaurant offers five and eight course tasting menus all perfectly matched to Levantine Hill wines.
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Nestled on the top of the hill, encompassed by Samantha's and Katherine's Paddocks, sits the magnificent Levantine Hill Homestead. Designed by Michelle Marsden and interiors by Molecule Studio, this elegant family residence is the epitome of luxury. Four stunning guest suites feature dark timber finishes, tall vaulted ceilings, and exquisite original artwork. The Homestead is available to a select few as the Yarra Valley's most exclusive B&B and venue for prestigious events. Each suite comes with astonishing views of the Valley and city skyline, a personal butler and an estate Mercedes for personal use. The tariff includes air transport from the Melbourne CBD, full use of the Homestead's facilities and access to the private 3,500-bottle cellar, subject to licensing conditions.
This privileged and incredibly private setting offers the most superior accommodation in the Yarra Valley.