Elmswood Estate was first planted in 1981 by another prominent, 5 Star Yarra Valley winery for their Reserve range. The unirrigated vineyard is located in Seville in the upper Yarra Valley, one of the most sought-after areas in the Yarra for elegant, intensely flavoured wine grapes.
The Howe family had been owners of the adjoining vineyard since 1997. In 2005, the original Elmswood Estate became available and was purchased, thus allowing the two properties to amalgamate into the current Elmswood Estate.
Prior to the 2014 vintage, the wines for Elmswood Estate were made by various contract winemakers. In 2013, in the interests of maximising wine quality, the decision was made to bring all wine production from vine to bottle on to the property.
A new state of the art winery, was constructed in time for the 2014 vintage. Since then, all wines have been 100% lovingly grown, made and bottled on site.