St MaCaire Wine

by Wal Frank

Today I opened a 1982 LoxtonMedia Estate Saint Macaire wine, fully expecting to have to pour it down the sink but I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted it . Which, if any, wineries in Australia produce wines from this rare variety ?

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Oct 26, 2017
Saint Macaire Growers
by: Anonymous

Here's a link to the actual growers that harvest and grow the Saint Macaire for West End: Old Mans Block

Oct 26, 2011
St Macaire
by: Anonymous

Westend Estate Wines, located in NSW, produce this very unqiue St Macaire wine and are one of few in Australia who do.

to find out more information, click on the below link:

or email:

Jul 04, 2009
St MaCaire Wine in Australia
by: Matt J

I agree that west end is the only Australian winery producing this grape - but they put it under their Calabria label - current vintage has just been released - 2007 I believe - contact the wine society as they recently had it for under $15 per bottle

Jun 09, 2009
St Macaire in Australia
by: Anonymous

The only Australian winery I know who is using St Macaire is Westend Estate in Griffith. Their wine is pricey for a Riverina wine but when you taste it you'll probably agree that it is worth the price.

I'm not sue it will last 25+ years as yours did but is certainly a wine that could be worth holding on to.

I'm currently touring in SW France and yesterday I visited a conservatory of wine grape varieties. They had a few vines of St Macaire and it was listed as a "Cepage Ancien Noir" which would indicate that it is not used to any great extent in SW France.

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