Winemaker & viticulturist Ben Ranken, Young Gun finalist in 2019, 2020 and 2021, has spent several years restoring an amazing vineyard at 600m above sea level in the Macedon Ranges. The cool climate - the coldest on mainland Australia - is perfect for Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. At 500 million years, the Cambrian soils are some of the country’s oldest too. Ben’s small vineyard is one of the Macedon Ranges’ oldest, planted in 1982 next to a sacred quarry, once mined for greenstone by the Wurundjeri people to make stone axes. It’s from this that Wilimee gets its name, ‘Wilimee Mooring’ meaning ‘Place of the Stone Axe’.