Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck

For wine lovers David and Diana Anderson, the dream of growing vines and making wine began in 1972 with the purchase of their first block of land in Heathcote. Then in 1980 came the first plantings, which is now the much-adored Alans Cabernets vineyard. Named after David’s father who passed shortly after planting finished.David has built over 30 vineyards throughout Victoria and southern N.S.W, predominantly in the Yarra Valley and Macedon Ranges. He started winemaking as a hobby in his backyard shed in Hurstbridge, on the northern outskirts of Melbourne, often involving plenty of friends which is a practice still enjoyed today. Until the Alans Cabernets vineyard began bearing fruit, David sourced small parcels of fruit from vineyards close to their home to make his first wines.With dreams of raising a family in the country, Diana and David decided to follow their hearts and move to Heathcote in 1991. That being the first vintage commercially available of Wild Duck Creek Estate’s Alans Cabernets and Springflat Shiraz. Once living and settled in Heathcote, David set about laying the foundations of what is now the main hall of the winery, which held all 15 or so barrels, a few small tanks, a basket press and a crusher. The philosophy of minimal intervention winemaking with a focus on absolute fruit quality, and the judicious use of the very best oak, is what David says great wine is all about. “From day one Diana and I have been focused on creating the best fruit expressions from selected vineyards, and let the vines make the wine. To us, that is what wine is all about.” Since then, the business has grown slowly but steadily to what it is today. Their son, Liam, has also entered the mix, completing his Wine Science degree in 2007. Liam has also embarked on his own vineyard plantings 2kms from the winery on a site facing north east as the original Springflat vineyard does. His 10 years experience and observation has allowed him to take a key role in the management of the vineyards and winemaking.www.wildduckcreekestate.com

  • Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 2017

    Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 2017

    Region: VIC- Heathcote

    "Duck Muck was first made by a stroke of luck. Some super-ripe Shiraz was picked from our Original Vineyard and made into wine, which didn’t quite fill a barrel. The barrel was then topped up with Alan’s Cabernet Pressings, being the only wine available...

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  • Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 2015

    Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 2015

    Region: VIC- Heathcote

    "Well. This needs a warning sign or something. Massive wine. Concentrated to almost porty character, does show some swirl of chewy-chalky tannins, so very inky, slick, Ribena and blackberry nip, cassis, kirsch, all the sweet berry boozes rolled into a...

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    $475.00
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  • Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 2002

    Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 2002

    Region: VIC- Heathcote

    Robert Parker 95 points!"The renowned 2002 Shiraz Duck Muck, a late harvest cuvee with 16.5% alcohol, does not possess the Amarone-like, raisiny, pruny character one might expect from a Shiraz of this power. It boasts a dense purple color, a sumptuous...

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    $425.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 2007

    [SOLD-OUT] Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 2007

    Region: VIC- Heathcote

    eRobertParker 95 points!"In keeping with the behemoth style of this unique wine, the 2007 Duck Muck Shiraz is a beast. This style was first forged by accident when David happened one year to use some Cabernet pressings to top up a barrel of Shiraz...

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    $425.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 2007 1500mL-Magnum

    [SOLD-OUT] Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 2007 1500mL-Magnum

    Region: VIC- Heathcote

    eRobertParker 95 points!"In keeping with the behemoth style of this unique wine, the 2007 Duck Muck Shiraz is a beast. This style was first forged by accident when David happened one year to use some Cabernet pressings to top up a barrel of Shiraz...

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    $850.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 2004

    [SOLD-OUT] Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 2004

    Region: VIC- Heathcote

    "A wine of extraordinary intensity, richness, and extract (yields were .5 tons of fruit per acre), the 2004 Shiraz Duck Muck is a totally dry red that tips the scales at 17.5% alcohol. While it pushes the limits of civilized drinking, it is neither pruny...

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    $375.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 2000

    [SOLD-OUT] Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 2000

    Region: VIC- Heathcote

    Robert Parker 95 points!"Readers looking for a winery that unleashes a hedonistic style should check out the 2000 Shiraz Duck Muck (200 cases). This is Shiraz at its ripest and headiest (16% alcohol). Lavishly wooded (100% high toast new oak is...

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    $425.00
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  • Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 1997

    [SOLD-OUT] Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck 1997

    Region: VIC- Heathcote

    Robert Parker 99 points! Sadly, only 70 cases of the terrific 1997 Shiraz Duck Muck (15% alcohol) were produced. Made from 1.3 tons of fruit per acre from a relatively young (15 years) vineyard, there is no doubting the extraordinary character and...

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    $800.00
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