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The Shiraz Republic

Heathcote Wineries Heathcote

Phone: 03 5433 6338

“Wine of the people, for the people, by the people” – The President

Welcome to the Democracy of Wine


From humble beginnings, this vision of The Shiraz Republic has grown. We believe that good wine begins in the vineyard, and at The Shiraz Republic, our vineyard has and will always open for you to make good wine. We started off with and continue to specialise in supplying premium quality, Heathcote Shiraz grapes to home winemakers & small producers. With each year, we have sold more grapes to more people – and from our grapes, our citizens make excellent wines.

In 2005, The Shiraz Republic (under the name Cornella Ridge Estate) began making wine and moving our wine through our friends & citizens. If you have a vineyard, you’d be crazy not to make (some) wine. And as this has grown, we’ve upscaled production, opened a cellar door and are regulars at regional festivals such Heathcote on Show and the Heathcote Food & Wine Festival.

Nowadays, we’ve been helping citizens to make wine on site at The Shiraz Republic through our Rent-A-Row experiential gift packages. The aim is to share the joy of winemaking with those who have not yet experienced it themselves. This has been everything from sharing our facilities with budding vignerons to hosting fun social days with our new citizens. 2016 saw us host 18 different Rent-A-Row recipients through the winemaking process and with media attention from The Age, ABC & Weekly Times, the future is bright.

Drop into our cellar door to taste our range of Shiraz wine and Cornella Real craft beers. Bring your own picnic or BBQ lunch and have a relaxing afternoon in our cellar door and function areas, overlooking our gorgeous 25-acre vineyard.

1515 Heathcote-Rochester Rd


From Heathcote take the B75 Northern Hwy for 10.8km, veer right on C347 Heathcote-Rochester Rd (signs for Colbinabbin/Rushworth), travel 15km and Cornella Ridge Estate (aka Shiraz Republic) is on the left.