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Wild Duck Creek Estate

We’re a small family run winery, with founder David Anderson planting our first vines at the Alan’s Cabernet vineyard in 1974. Now, David with his son Liam, and a fabulous team strive to create wines that excite wine enthusiasts and novices alike. Wines that drink wonderfully young and fresh, as well as when gracefully aged.

We use traditional viticulture and winemaking techniques, including cane pruning, hand picking, open and barrel fermentation, whole bunch fermentation, hand plunging and basket pressing. We use new and old oak maturation for up to 36 months depending on the wine.

Always knowing where we have come from, we move into future vintages striving for wines that excite our customers as much as they excite us.

Wines

WINES

Annual wines

Springflat Shiraz

Shiraz

Wild Duck Creek Estate’s flagship wine, expressing the fruit driven richness for which the Heathcote region is famous.

Yellow Hammer Hill

Shiraz Blend

Delightful when consumed young, developing into a brooding complex blend of spice and fruit after careful cellaring.

Mia Mia

Shiraz

A sub-regional blend of vineyards from south-western Heathcote. A cool area, producing wines of exceptional finesse.

Cornella

Shiraz

A sub-regional blend of vineyards from the eastern slopes of the Colbinabbin range.

Alan’s Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot

A floral treat of berries, mint, violets and eucalyptus – often Duck’s favourite.

Ducks & Drakes

Cabernet Sauvignon

Bold and succulent – an ‘Aussie Claret’ style of Cabernet Sauvignon with a splash of Shiraz.

The Dabbler

Cabernet Carmenere

A rich middle-palate wine designed to complement almost any dish.

The Mallard

Riesling

A brand new wine to the stable at Wild Duck Creek Estate. The Mallard is made from fruit that is picked from the Merindoc Vineyard in Tooborac, just over the hill from the beginnings of the Wild Duck Creek.

White Duck

Voignier

Clean, crisp, and full of stone fruit and citrus flavor, this wine should be enjoyed young and fresh.

Special Release Wines

Duck Muck

Shiraz

Ultra-complex, deep, dark, long and luscious. A combination of our two oldest and most unique vineyards create this wine only in wonderful vintages.

Shiraz Reserve

Shiraz

A very special wine – highly seductive, intense and complex.

Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

Made from ultra-low yielding vines in exceptional vintages.

Alan’s Cabernet Pressings

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot

An exceptionally rare wine with immense concentration and structure.

Shiraz Pressings

Shiraz

The last dribble of Shiraz to come from our basket presses is poured into two new hogshead and treasured. Bottled rarely.

Sparkling Duck

Shiraz

A tapestry of rich flavours combined with complex yeast driven characters and a drop of Fortified Duck.

Fortified Duck

Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon

Made by co-fermenting 80% Shiraz with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and fortifying with 23 year old Brandy, for the ultimate in complexity.

Special Release

These wines represent the best fruit we can grow. They are rare wines of extraordinary complexity, length, depth of flavour and have texture that set them apart. They all reward careful cellaring.

Flavour

Our vision is to create wines that have flavour that makes you happy. Flavour that represents the region we are in, and the people that we are.

CABERNET SAUVINGNON

The most underrated grape variety of our region, and our second most important variety. Our oldest vines are Cabernet Sauvignon due to David’s passion for the flavours and textures that this variety produces.

Rich History

David ‘Duck’ Anderson strived for many years to put the Heathcote Wine Region on the global wine map. Our history has led us to being the winemakers we are today, and it shapes our thinking around where we are headed into the future.

Heathcote

We are truly passionate about the region which we live. The diversity of soils, the variation in climate, the reliable sunshine, and the wine community which we are a part of.

Shiraz

Our primary variety, making up about 80% of our production, and the primary grape for nine of our wines.

APPLY FOR AN ALLOCATION

Quite often our wines are produced in such small volumes that the only way to guarantee to get some is to have an annual allocation. Click below to learn more.



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Purchase Online

We have some of our wines that are not fully allocated available for purchase online. Click here for more information.

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Wine Makers Lunch

Every month we host a lunch for 15 people, enjoying the wonderful food created by Mason’s of Bendigo’s Franc Bakkes  and Sonia Anthony, matched with older wines from our cellar. Click here for more information and purchase of tickets.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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“Only recently we’ve owned a spittoon, I still wonder what it’s used for!”

“Wine is not just a drink, it’s an art form. Now where’s my brush?”

“If I can see my fingers through the wine I make, I’ve done something wrong!”