OUR Story

Established in 1998 Sutton Grange Winery was born from a lunch with local wine hero Stuart Anderson who acclaimed the site as perfect for vine growing. Almost two decades on Sutton Grange Winery has cemented its position as one of Australia’s finest wine producers. A winery which is known for its stand alone rosé, acclaimed for its outstanding Syrah, and hailed for its experimentation in different varietals. 

Melanie Chester – Chief Winemaker at Sutton Grange Winery

The Sutton Grange creed has always been to act and make decisions based on “the best interest of the farm”. Winemaking is no different. Melanie Chester leads the team to create wines that are the best expression of the Sutton Grange farm, pushing the boundaries of the property. We market under two brands, Fairbank and Estate. Fairbank, the name of the property in the 1800s, contains a portfolio of wines with freshness, brightness, and vibrancy. The Estate reflect outstanding Central Victorian wines including a collection of lesser known varietals that allow our portfolio to create wines that reflect our motto to “Stand Alone”. 

 

"TODAY THE FAIRBANK WINES
REPRESENT SOME OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL VALUE FOR MONEY
WINE IN AUSTRALIAN WINE"
 

Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual

"THIS IS A MASTERFUL STATEMENT OF BRIGHT, COMPLEX VINEYARD-DRIVEN CHARACTER & INSIGHTFUL WINEMAKING"

Nick Stock, The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide

"Makes magnificent Shiraz with both texture and minerality from Bendigo." 

Andrew Jefford, Financial Times

"I thought it absolutely gorgeous, a red to serve at any time of day” 

Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual