Rare Hare at Willow Creek Vineyard

166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North, Victoria 3926

About

Rare Hare is a special sort of place, defined by aspect, soil, and toil. Here, wines whisper a vinous vernacular, telling tales of seasons past and the winemaking cast.

A food and wine affair, with a devil-may-care air.

Rare Hare is a special sort of place, defined by aspect, soil, and toil. Here, wines whisper a vinous vernacular, telling tales of seasons past and the winemaking cast.

In this world, no vineyard, vintage, or wine is the same and every moment of enjoyment differs too – shaped by the bottle, milieu, food, or mood. We invite you to savour the fruits of our labour, within view of the vines on which they were born. This is a place to ensconce in, not just see – where crafted curiosities from surrounding farms are best consumed excessively and between robust repartee.

We look forward to welcoming you…

Features

Tastings
Accommodation
Parking
Wheelchair Access
Restaurant

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Jackalope & Rare Hare

Hours

Closed. Opens at 11:00 am
Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North, Victoria 3926
At Jackalope hotel
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April 16, 2018
Willow Creek Vineyard O’Leary Block Pinot Noir
Willow Creek Vineyard O’Leary Block Pinot Noir

The O’Leary block consistently produces our most intensely flavoured and structured pinot noir. The outstanding 2015 vintage produced a complex and powerful wine, with a palate driven equally by savoury spice and ripe red cherries and raspberry.

April 16, 2018
Willow Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir
Willow Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir

.The product of an especially beautiful vintage, this Pinot Noir possesses generous aromas of morello and white cherries, complemented by notes of ripe raspberry and brush of herbaceous raspberry leaf. On the palate, layers of spiced cherry fruits.

April 16, 2018
Willow Creek Vineyard Pinot Gris
Willow Creek Vineyard Pinot Gris

This highly aromatic Pinot Gris has enticing floral aromas of rose and violets complemented by notes of ripe pear and marzipan. The palate is textured and refined, with flavours which mirror the wine’s aromas. Whole bunches have lent satisfying grip.

April 16, 2018
Willow Creek Vineyard Brut
Willow Creek Vineyard Brut

The hand harvested Chardonnay was whole bunch pressed with minimal rotations to maintain the delicacy of the structure, the juice was clarified then fermented to dryness in stainless steel tank. The base wine was tiraged in August 2012, and the...

April 16, 2018
Willow Creek Vineyard Chardonnay
Willow Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

This remarkable wine is overflowing with complex aromas and flavours. A study in balance, with elements of creaminess juxtaposed with flint and minerality. The intense lemon and stone fruit bouquet is framed by an almond nuttiness...

April 16, 2018
Rare Hare Rosé
Rare Hare Rosé

From 100% pristine Willow Creek Vineyard fruit, this rosé release is perfectly poised for summer enjoyment. With an delicately attractive peach hue, the wine shows lifted aromas of enticing wild strawberries and redcurrants, and an intriguing hint ..

April 16, 2018
Willow Creek Vineyard Malakoff Vineyard Shiraz
Willow Creek Vineyard Malakoff Vineyard Shiraz

At Willow Creek Vineyard, we occasionally purchase small parcels of quality fruit from other vineyards that warrant a special release. This powerfully structured Shiraz displays a careful balance of perfectly ripe fruit, soft oak and firm tannins.

April 16, 2018
Rare Hare White
Rare Hare White

Let there be white. This cool-climate conception bounds with aromatic fruit flavour. Extra texture adds a savoury element make this an ideal wine for modern food.

April 16, 2018
2014 Rare Hare Shiraz
2014 Rare Hare Shiraz

This seductive shiraz abounds with intense fruit flavours, a generous, soft mid-palate and fine tannins on the finish. Effortlessly enjoyable, whatever the food or mood.

April 16, 2018
NV Rare Hare Sparkling
NV Rare Hare Sparkling

Full of flair, this beaded blend is an appealing aperitif. Approachable, rich, refined and easy to love - all the hallmarks of a perfect life partner… and it probably is. Consume in celebration.