Sutton Grange Winery

Victoria | Bendigo

Our Review

Sutton Grange, a 400ha property, in the foothills of Leanganook near Harcourt, combines a horse training facility with grape growing and winemaking. This multi-functional enterprise was acquired in '96 by Peter Sidwell, a Melbourne businessman with horse racing and breeding interests. The wine side of the business dates back to ’98 and a chance lunch at the property with modern-day Bendigo wine pioneer, Stuart Anderson (founder of Balgownie) and local winemaker, Alec Epis. Vines went in soon after, with Stuart Anderson’s Burgundy-born son-in-law, Gilles Lapalus, installed as winemaker in ’01. He introduced biodynamics to the property and planted Italian varieties suited to a changing climate. The experienced wine-making hand of Melanie Chester (ex Seppelt) from ‘15 took the Sutton Grange name to greater heights. In ’22 Mel passed the baton to Chris Smales (ex Blue Pyrenees Estate). -JENI PORT

Cellar Door


Open Every Sunday for wine tastings, live music and regional tasting platters.


W'ends 11–5

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Stockist Information

International Sales Information

Exports to the UK, the US, Canada and Switzerland.


Winemaker Chris Smales
Region Bendigo
Address Carnochans Road, Sutton Grange, Vic 3448
Established 1998
Dozens 6000
Vineyards (area) 12 ha
Opening Hours W'ends 11–5
Telephone (03) 8672 1478