Shadowfax raises a glass to 20 years

Shadowfax staff members Renee McBride, James Taylor, Alister Timms, and Phil Strachan. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Alesha Capone

It will be a case of more the merrier when Shadowfax winery celebrates its 20th anniversary later this year.

To celebrate, the family-owned Werribee Park winery will host a masterclass, winemaker’s dinner, lunches and wine tastings from Thursday, August 29 to Sunday, September 1.

Long-serving staff at Shadowfax – including general manager Phil Strachan, winemaker Alister Timms, assistant restaurant manager Renee McBride and sous chef James Taylor – said they were hoping plenty of people would attend the events.

“We’re just looking forward to opening our doors to as many people as possible,” Mr Timms said.

He said Shadowfax would be releasing some new wines on its anniversary weekend, including the Macedon 2018 single vineyard chardonnay and pinot noir, and the 2018 K Road shiraz.

“We’ve been looking forward to showcasing that wine, it comes from the best parts of our vineyards,” Mr Timms said.

Mr Strachan said the team at Shadowfax wanted to thank the Wyndham community for its support across the past two decades.

“We wouldn’t be here without community support,” he said.

“We try our best, and do our best to have the best wine, wine-tasting and food possible.

“During the last 20 years, we’ve seen big changes in the west, and we’re looking forward to the next 20 years.”

To book in for Shadowfax’s 20th anniversary special events, visit or call 9731 4420.