Maximus Wines

South Australia | McLaren Vale

Our Review

Sailing master Rowland Short, having run one of Australia's most successful sailing schools, decided (in his words) ‘to brave the choppy waters of the Australian wine industry' by establishing Maximus Wines in partnership with wife Shelley. They purchased an already-planted shiraz vineyard, and built a cellar door into the side of a hill, with a maturation cellar underneath. Grapes are purchased from other vineyards in McLaren Vale, including from vines up to 150 years old. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Rowland Short
Region McLaren Vale
Address Cnr Foggo Road/Penny's Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Established 2007
Dozens 2000
Vineyards (area) 1.82 ha
Opening Hours Fri-Mon & public hols 11-4
Telephone (08) 8323 8777