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Congratulations Varney Wines!

We congratulate Varney Wines from the McLaren Vale ‘ James Halliday  ‘Best New Winery 2021’ Award. This small winery in the McLaren Vale,  produces wine from fruit grown in that are and the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills.


It all started as a "Tonne for fun"

Varney Wines was unveiled in 2019, yet the story dates back many years.  It all started as a ‘tonne for fun’, over a decade ago, an opportunity for winemaker Alan Varney to make his own style of wines from some of his favourite vineyards in McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills.  After years in the industry working for respected wineries both in Australia and abroad, that initial foray into creating his own wines quickly grew into a small family run wine brand, with an environmentally sensitive winery built alongside their renovated 1870’s limestone barn.  The family purchased the derelict property in 2015 and it now houses the Varney Wines tasting room and wife
Kathrin’s restaurant, Victor’s Place.  The winery and restaurant are located at the high profile Gateway to McLaren Vale and has become an iconic dining destination.

Alan Varney winemaking approach is traditional yet sensitive. He is not afraid to step out of the box and go with his intuition, gleaned from years of winemaking experience in Australia and abroad. He utilises whole bunch and/or whole berry addition, extended cold soaks, wild yeast, submerged cap fermentation, foot treading, carbonic maceration, and extended time on skins. As he says, “Whatever the fruit calls for really”. There is no set fermentation regime in the winery. He only uses old seasoned oak and does not rely on fining or filtration. Ferments are closely monitored and the various tools and tricks of the trade are utilised to guide the fruit through its journey from vineyard to bottle. The wines are made in a new, environmentally sensitive winery, built in 2017 on the family property and commissioned for the 2018 vintage.

Where is Varney Wines?

"The winery and restaurant are located at the high profile Gateway to McLaren Vale and has become an iconic dining destination"

2021 Best New Winery Award


One of a kind, don't miss out!

It is not often a winery wins 90 to 96 pts for every wine they produce, a wonderful testimonial to their quality. With the limited production and a growing band of wine lovers these wines are limited in supply, wines can be purchased in 3 packs from website!

If your quick and have a particular favourite you can get your hands on  1,2, 3, or 4  - 3 packs  

Buy Varney Wines




Tel: 1300 760 708 Toll Free

Adresse: PO Box 48 Mona Vale NSW 2103


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