When Dr Peter McMahon planted the first vines at Seville Estate in 1972, it marked the rebirth of the Yarra Valley as a premium wine region.
By the end of the decade Dr McMahon and his wife Margaret, along with producers such as Mount Mary, Yeringberg, Yarra Yering, St Huberts and the like were fashioning wines that served to re-establish the lofty reputation the Yarra Valley had enjoyed in the 19th century.
From its first vintage, Seville Estate quickly established itself as one of the Yarra Valley’s finest producers.
Surprisingly in a region more renowned for its red wines produced from Cabernet and Pinot Noir, it was the Seville Estate Shiraz that received the most attention, quickly becoming one of Victoria’s most sought after wines.
These wines that have been called "one of Victoria's best kept secrets" are now some of the most stylish on the market, with back vintage tastings showing their superb ageing capacity.
A new generation of the McMahon family has also become involved in Seville Estate.
Peter and Margaret’s grandson, Dylan McMahon is now the winemaker, following the passion ignited a generation before.
The Seville “style” focuses on elegance and finesse, while showing fantastic complexity and structure.
They are cool climate classics that stay true to the vineyard and vintage influences.
Today 35 years after Peter and Margaret started the dream; Seville Estate enters its third phase, with the purchase of the property by Graham & Margaret Van Der Meulen.