Mountainside Wines is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery situated at the base of Mount Cole at the southern end of the Grampians wine region. They produce premium wines from vineyards that are hand tended and hand picked.
The winemaker is a young man named Adam Louder, a local who grew up in the Grampians. His history working in the wine industry started in the Grampians while he was still at school and he worked part time at Bests of Great Western. Adam has experience working in Bordeaux, France, the Napa Valley and Margaret River.
Mountainside Wines has four wines; Shiraz, Reserve Shiraz, Viognier and Nebbiolo. All are rich in the flavour of the Grampians and reflect the terroir of the region.
In November 2014, the winery was sold to the present owners Shane and Jane Goninon, who continue to produce Shiraz, Reserve Shiraz, Viognier and Nebbiolo with Adam Louder remaining as winemaker.
Under the name of the previous owner the Fenix Rising Reserve Shiraz won awards at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, the Sydney International Wine Competition and the Concours Des Vins de Victoria.