Chapel Hill Winery in McLaren Vale was built on the site of the Seaview Chapel and school house. The 1865 ironstone Chapel still proudly stands today and is an integral feature of the tasting room. Planting of the vineyard commenced in 1972 and the first vintage was in 1975. Perched on the edge of the spectacular Onkaparinga Gorge, shallow rocky soils are a feature with sweeping views back over McLaren Vale and Gulf St Vincent.

“The purity and balance expressed in our wines is inspired by a deep respect for our land and vines.” Michael Fragos.


Chapel Hill Winery is named after the iconic ironstone Chapel built in 1865. The Chapel began its next chapter, as a winery, in the early 70s…

Grape Growing

The beautiful Chapel Hill vineyard boasts elevation, ancient rocks, contoured plantings and moderating sea breezes…

Wine Making

At Chapel Hill, all grapes benefit from gentle handling and patient winemaking – producing outstanding wine with exceptional purity and balance.

McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is only 42 kilometres from Adelaide; The Vale’s natural beauty, food, wine and art culture make it one of Australia’s finest tourism regions.


Justin White
Justin White
Cellar Door Manager
Justin loves sharing his passion for Chapel Hill with customers while they visit the beautiful McLaren Vale.  He manages the Cellar Door, Chapel Hill’s wine club and online orders. E:  justin.white@chapelhillwine.com.au T: +61 8 8324 4404
Marianne Fragos
Marianne Fragos
Responsible for Event Management at The Retreat Chapel Hill Winery. E: marianne.fragos@chapelhillwine.com.au T: +61 417827610
Chapel Hill Team
Chapel Hill Team
Class of 2021
Each and every year the Chapel Hill team welcomes new members from at home or abroad to help with the grape harvest and processing. Vintage is a team effort and we like to acknowledge everyone will play a part this year.
Rachel Steer
Rachel Steer
Rachel is our very own Vinedresser. Passionate about sustainability and vine health, she ensures the quality of our wines by delivering on the quality of the grapes. E: rachel.steer@chapelhillwine.com.au T: +61 8 8324 4422
Bryn Richards
Bryn Richards
With over a decade of service, Bryn helped shape and now is an integral part of driving the winemaking program at Chapel Hill Winery. E: bryn.richards@chapelhillwine.com.au T: +61 8 8324 4400
Michael Fragos
Michael Fragos
Chief Winemaker & CEO
Michael began his career at Chapel Hill in a winemaking capacity, he now mentors and guides the team through both winemaking and business management as CEO and Chief Winemaker. E: michael.fragos@chapelhillwine.com.au

Chapel Hill Winery

Contact Us
T: +61 8 8323 9182
E: winery@chapelhillwine.com.au

Chapel Hill Tasting Room

For Tasting Bookings, Wine Club enquires and Guest House bookings please contact the Tasting Room team
T: +61 8 8324 4404
E: cellardoor@chapelhillwine.com.au