Samson Hill Estate was established at Kangaroo Ground (35min North – East of Melbourne CBD in the famous Yarra Valley) in 1998 by Steven & Pago Sampson. The hill, on which the vineyard is situated, boasts the best views in Melbourne and overlooks Mt Dandenong, Kinglake, Yarra Glen, Warrandyte, Melbourne, Tullamarine and Mt.Macedon. The sunsets are majestically breathtaking.
The Vines were planted in deep rich black volcanic soil – we are sitting on an old volcano, dormant we hope! This makes our grapes different from the region, which has light clay soils. Our site has dictated the planting of Pinot Noir, Shiraz and for something different – Verdelho.
Together Steven and Pago Sampson have lovingly created a wonderful variety of wines boasting high quality and great taste! The whole process takes place on the Estate.
Our philosophy is that wine should be enjoyed by everyone, not just the connoisseurs (not knocking you guys). We believe that when good friends and good food come together, Wine is the key element which stimulates this atmosphere. There’s nothing like a good bottle of wine to make everyone feel warm, relaxed and happy. This is the mood we have aimed at when we create our wines.
Our vineyards and wineries sell wine & gifts online and at cellar door and have catering for birthdays, engagements, weddings, Valentines Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, New Years Eve, conferences and functions.