James Halliday Wine Companion – A long-established and perfectly situated winery is reaping the full benefits of its 39-year- old vines. All the wines are well made, the Shiraz providing further proof (if such be needed) of the suitability of the variety to the region.
Max Allen – clean, fault free-wines provided in the setting of a comfortable log-cabin cellar door.
Jeremy Oliver – supple and finely balanced wines from a mature Yarra Valley vineyard.
Margaret Simons : The Age – At Warramate, yields are a fraction of the well pampered grapes elsewhere. One can taste sunshine, and struggle, and the smell of hot earth at the end of the day.
Stuart Gregor “Don’t Buy Wine Without Me” – Located in quite a spot between Yarra Yering and Coldstream Hills, Warramate has been producing wine at Gruyere for more than 30 years. The Shiraz is regularly very good, while the Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon certainly hold their own in esteemed company.
Bush Telegraph : ABC – Victoria’s Drought-proof Vineyard : If you were hoping to buy some land and set up a vineyard, one of the first things you would probably look into is how to get enough water to irrigate the vines. But the grapes at Warramate in the Yarra Valley haven’t had a drop of irrigation water touch their roots since they were planted 35 years ago. It’s all part of a plan to produce the best quality wines they possibly can, but the side benefit is a totally drought-proof property.
Huon Hooke: Good Living SMH – Warramate White Label Shiraz 2007, $45. From one of the Yarra Valley’s senior producers and 40-year-old estate vines, this is a succulent, gorgeous shiraz. Elegant, medium-bodied, rich and very finely textured with ripely spicy aromas and a concentrated palate. Drink this wine now to 2024. 94/100. Food: Thai beef salad. Download PDF – Good Living – Huon Hooke