2023 Icon Release

14 June 2023

“Vintage 2020 will stay in the memory for a long time.  There were quite a few twists and turns during the growing season, however, the cooler conditions towards the end ensured that the wines would be brimming with flavour and complexity,” said Michael Fragos, our esteemed Chief Winemaker.

Michael, with his extensive knowledge and experience, has been the driving force behind Chapel Hill’s winemaking success. Having recently celebrated his 20th Vintage with the winery, and named ‘‘world’s best winemaker’ at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London in 2007, he continues to push the boundaries of winemaking, while preserving the traditions that have made Chapel Hill a benchmark in the industry.


The names of the wines at Chapel Hill Winery hold special significance, reflecting the our fruitful history and connection to its surroundings and the region’s unique geology. Gorge Block Cabernet Sauvignon is named in homage to Chapel Hill’s location, which borders the picturesque Onkaparinga Gorge National Park. The winery’s proximity to this natural wonder serves as an inspiration for this wine, capturing the essence of the surrounding landscape and its influence on the grapes.


Road Block Shiraz wine takes its name from sitting proudly at the commencement of Chapel Hill Road. Reflecting the winery’s connection to its surroundings and the unique geology of the area, Road Block captures the essence of this rich history in its flavour profile, showcasing the influence of time and natural processes on the creation of this exceptional wine.


The Vicar, Gorge Block and Road Block wines are available for purchase now.