Victoria | Beechworth

Our Review

A viticultural project immense in time, money and energy, Granjoux offers the rare recreation of a piece of Victorian wine history. Frenchman Ambrose Granjoux first planted vines inside a walled vineyard on a steep site overlooking the Beechworth Gorge in the early 1860s. The site included a winery but was left to nature after Granjoux returned to France in 1872. Almost 150 years later, it was bought in 2016 by Melbourne restaurateur Peter Bartholomew (MoVida, Rosa’s, Lee Ho Fook) and partner, commercial lawyer Donna Pelka, the former owners of Wanted Man vineyard, Heathcote. With noted viticulturist Mark Walpole, who worked off old photographs, a close-planted vineyard was established, each vine – all 5,800 - supported by individual stakes.
The vineyard comprises 1480 vines of chardonnay with shiraz and a small parcel of two per cent viognier making up the rest. The combination of soil and slope reminded Walpole of the Northern Rhône, not to mention the granite soils, clay and slate. Bartholomew, Pelka and Walpole work the vines, keeping the viticulture organic. It is back-breaking work on the steep terrain. Adrian Rodda and Mark Walpole are joint winemakers at the Mayday Hills winery.


Chardonnay, shiraz

Cellar Door


By appt

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Three Luxury Spa Villas for one or two guests (one with private pool)

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Stockist Information


Blackhearts & Sparrows, Armadale Cellars, Edinburgh Cellars Adelaide, The Local Drop, Toorak Cellars, Simply Wines, Project 49 Beechworth, The Stanley Pub Store, Prince Wine Store


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Winemaker Adrian Rodda, Mark Walpole
Viticulturalist Mark Walpole
Region Beechworth
Address 10 Granjoise Lane, Beechworth, Vic 3747
Established 2017
Dozens 310
Vineyards (area) 1.2 ha
Opening Hours By appt
Telephone 0418 311 043