We are thrilled that our 2018 Mount Mary Vineyard Quintet has been named the ‘Cabernet and Family Varietal Winner ’ in the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Awards.

James says, ‘Mesmerisingly silky, with a kaleidoscope of fruit and secondary flavours’, 99 points.

For us, this award is such great recognition not only for the 2018 Quintet, but also for my father and founder, Dr John Middleton, and his vision and belief 50 years ago that the Bordeaux varieties would thrive in the Yarra Valley and produce world-class wines.

More than ever we are passionate and committed towards the Bordeaux family of grapes and our flagship wine, the Quintet. We believe the Quintet has enduring appeal and proves there is one family of grapes that has stood the test of time in the Yarra Valley and one which will be here for many vintages to come.

Winemaker’s tasting note, Sam Middleton

“The 2018 Mount Mary Vineyard Quintet has a strikingly deep, vibrant hue when poured into the glass and such an energy that runs through both the aromatics and the palate. The nose shows all the hallmark characteristics of our Quintet blend from the great vintages; cassis, cherry, chocolate and a hint of varietal Yarra Cabernet leafiness are all present in the aroma profile. The drier half of the 2018 growing season was so perfectly suited to the Quintet varieties.”

We believe that in time, the 2018 Quintet will be considered in the top echelon of all Quintets produced since the inaugural commercial release in 1976.

If you’d like to find out more about our upcoming release of the 2018 Mount Mary Vineyard Quintet, please complete our Enquiry form and one of the team will be in touch very soon.

David Middleton,