Our vineyard is situated on the eastern slopes of Murradoc Hill, on the Bellarine Peninsula, with views over Swan Bay and the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.
The vineyard is named after the colonial clipper “Mermerus” that sailed in this area in the late 1800’s. The cool maritime climate with prevailing winds from Bass Strait to the south produce naturally low yielding vines with intense and delicate fruit flavours.
Our aim is to produce wines that elegantly reflect the terrior of this beautiful part of the Geelong wine region.
Planting of the vineyard commenced in 1996, and the winery was built in 2000. Handpicking, gentle handling of fruit in small lots, and traditional labour intensive winemaking methods including wild yeast fermentation are used to help preserve a sense of place and individuality in our wines.
The winery is now open every Sunday from 11am til 4pm for direct sales and tastings, or by appointment.
|Owners||Paul and Jennifer Champion|
|Cellar Manager||Paul Champion|
|Ave. Tonnes Crushed / Grown||10|
|Hectares under Vine||2.5|
|Awards||2022 Victorian Wine Show, Silver medal, 2021 Pinot Noir.
2022 Geelong Wine Show, Silver medal, 2021 Shiraz.
2019 International Cool Climate wine show, Best Red wine, Best Australian wine, Best wine of show (2017 Pinot Noir)
2015 Geelong Wine Show Trophy, Best Pinot Noir, Mermerus 2014 Pinot Noir
2014 Geelong Wine Show Gold Medal, 2013 Mermerus Shiraz.
2014 Melbourne Wine Awards Gold medal, 2013 Mermerus Pinot Noir.
2008 International Cool Climate Wine Show Silver (Pinot Noir 2006)