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What's New

Tim’s Toasties

Tim’s Toasties are back at Michael Unwin Wines and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before! Join us on Saturday April 30th AND Sunday May 1st for an afternoon of gourmet toasties, quality wine, sweet treats by Sweet Yourself AND this time around, live music by Ballarat musicians Rob Baron, Dave Ure […]

Introducing Ballarat

Introducing Umbrella Man varieties 2020 Gamay, 2019 Pinot Noir and 2021 Chardonnay.

Introducing Umbrella Man Verdejo!

This is a white variety from Rueda in the north of Spain.  A new variety for our Cellar Door, growing at our Ballarat vineyard.  A light, mineralic, elegant white, rounded out by a fresh acidity.

Constant evolution

Thankfully, Michael Unwin Wines has been able to keep providing the community with quality, locally produced wine – albeit it with some changes in operations – throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. We first threw open the the doors of the Ballarat Winery and Cellar Door in February 2020, about 5 weeks before the first wave of restrictions came […]

We’re growing silver

Prior to colonisation, the Victorian Volcanic Plains (an area of 2.3 million hectares that stretches across south West Victoria from Melbourne to Portland – encompassing the land on which the winery sits), was once home to a native plant species known as Silver Banksia (Banksia marginata).  But as a result of logging and grazing, by […]