To complement the grapes grown on our own estate vineyards,Chapel Hill also sources grapes from a range of grower vineyards which are located in strategic pockets around McLaren Vale. We are proud to be associated with our growers, their commitment to quality and excellence is immensely appreciated and they are all important members of the Chapel Hill team.
Our belief is to have a strong relationship with our growers. The vineyards are visited regularly throughout the year and tastings are hosted at the winery,as we work closely together to maximise the quality potential of each block. A highlight of each year is where we entertain our growers, and share a meal with the results of their harvest at The Retreat. In 2011 we were lucky enough to have Tyson Stelzer speak to the group on the importance of their work, and an overall prespective of all the wines he tries each year, and what makes Chapel Hill’s efforts so unique.
Vineyard blocks are selected based on location, geology, like mindedness and the wine style potential of the grapes. Sourcing grapes from various locations provides us options with regards to wine style, harvest timing, varietal characteristics and complexity.