Timo Mayer believes that wines are made in the vineyard and therefore tries to interfere as little as possible. The Mayer vineyard is perched on the slopes of the improbably named Mount Toolebewong south of Healesville in the heart of Victoria’s Yarra Valley. Timo makes tiny quantities of wine from his 2.2 hectares of vines, which are mainly planted to Pinot Noir, with small amounts of Shiraz and Chardonnay.
The wine shows fragrant whole bunch characters coupled with red fruit, spice and a violet and crushed strawberry character. Medium bodied with spicy creamy red fruits, liquorice and minerally earthy flavours with excellent concentration, clarity and weight.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“Timo Mayer and his Mayer Vineyard are well known among the wine fraternity in Australia, Germany and the UK. Timo is wine maker at Gembrook Hills and he has his own vineyard in the Yarra Valley. The Mayer Vineyard is what is called a boutique vineyard. Timo is also member of The South Pack, a group of innovative and independent winemakers in Victoria.”