Amherst Winery

Victoria | Pyrenees

Our Review

In '89 Norman and Elizabeth Jones planted vines on a property with an extraordinarily rich history, commemorated by the name Dunn’s Paddock. Samuel Knowles was a convict who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land in 1838. He endured continuous punishment until he fled to SA in 1846. He changed his name to Dunn and in 1851 married 18yo Mary Taaffe. They walked to Amherst, pushing a wheelbarrow carrying their belongings. The original lease title is in his name. In Jan 2013 Norman and Elizabeth’s son Luke and his wife Rachel acquired the Amherst Winery business; Luke has a wine marketing diploma and a diploma in wine technology. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Luke Jones
Viticulturalist Norman Jones
Region Pyrenees
Address 319 Creswick Road, Ballarat Central, Vic 3350
Established 1989
Dozens 1500
Vineyards (area) 2.2 ha
Opening Hours Sat–Sun 11–5
Telephone 0400 380 382