Chaperon Wines

Victoria | Bendigo

Our Review

In 1856 English immigrant Edward Bond purchased land in the Maldon area, then an adjoining property in 1871. Here he established the ‘Grange Hill' winery and vineyard, which flourished in the 1880s, leading to the establishment of a second winery and vineyard. It disappeared in the 20th century, but in 1994 Russell Clarke and Angelina Chaperon bought the property and began replanting the vineyard and restoring the old winery buildings. They have chosen to bypass irrigation and practise organic viticulture in growing 1ha each of bush vine grenache and mourvedre, and 2ha of trellised shiraz, plus a small amount of viognier. The cellar door, located in the township of Maldon, doubles as a specialist chocolate shop. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Russell Clarke
Region Bendigo
Address 39 Main Street, Maldon, Vic 3463
Established 1994
Dozens 500
Vineyards (area) 4.5 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10.30-5
Telephone (03) 5475 1150