As the end of 2009 draws near it is worthwhile reflecting on the year that has been, the challenges faced and the achievements accomplished.
Chapel Hill has continued to be recognised for its excellence in Australia and abroad, once again achieving 5 star recognition from James Halliday. The 2007 McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon was named Australian Cabernet of the year by Campbell Mattison and won gold at the London Internationmal Wine & Spirit Competition.
The open fermenter cellar was completed, a further investment in the crafting of wines which are regionally, varietally and stylistically distinctive.
The opening of the Gallery at Chapel Hill reinforced the estate’s commitment to McLaren Vale and the pursuit of the finer things in life, showcasing contemporary and aboriginal South Australian art in conjunction with leading gallery operator Tony Bond.
The reputation of the Retreat continued to grow, welcoming guests in prestigious accomodation, showcasing great regional food and Chapel Hill’s wines in a unique setting overlooking vineyards, Onkaparinga Gorge and the ocean.
But most of all a great spirit of comraderie at Chapel Hill persists sustaining us through the many challenges of vintage and the ubiquitious GFC, keeping a smile on all our faces. In 2010 we at Chapel Hill will continue to celebrate every moment, enjoy our firiendships and be thankful for all our belssings, until then we wish everyone the most Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Cellar Door hours over the Christmas break are:
Christmas Day: CLOSEDDecember 26th: 11am — 5pmDecember 27th: 11am — 5pmDecember 28th: 11am — 5pmDecember 29th: 12noon — 5pmDecember 30th: 12noon — 5pmDecember 31st: 12noon — 5pmJanuary 1st: 12noon — 5pm