AND SO VINTAGE 2018 COMES TO AN END…

March 23, 2018

Our last grapes will roll into the winery tomorrow. Then the winemakers and cellar crew will continue their magic over the coming days and weeks. All indications are the 2018 vintage will be pretty gosh darn good. Why not pop down this weekend and try some earlier vintages or check out the last crush tomorrow?! […]

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VINTAGE 2018 UPDATE #6

March 19, 2018

We are nearly done with the harvest now – just a few blocks to come in this week… * Today we have a small parcel of Grenache from 100-YEAR-OLD VINES! * Tomorrow – Parson Grenache * Wednesday – Parson Grenache and Parson Cabernet * Thursday – Chapel Hill Mourvèdre and Cabernet * Friday – Parson […]

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VINTAGE 2018 UPDATE #5

March 13, 2018

We are 75% through harvest now and the end is in sight. The weather is absolutely perfect for ripening and the forecast is to continue this way. Happy days!! Today we hand harvest our House Block Shiraz which is the last of the shiraz blocks for the year. Tomorrow we harvest Gorge and House Cabernet. […]

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#V18 VIDEO

March 7, 2018

This video shows one of our 5t open fermenters being emptied into the basket ready for pressing. As you can see, the colours of this years vintage are amazingly vibrant.

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POP UP CELLAR DOOR

March 5, 2018

Pop up, maybe more like pop in… The cellar door is having some exciting renovations this week so we have relocated our tasting room to our guest house. The Guest House is planted right at the end of our House Shiraz vineyard with sweeping views through the Onkaparinga Gorge out to the Gulf St. Vincent. […]

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VINTAGE 2018 UPDATE #4

March 1, 2018

The golden weather continues and we are now well over halfway through Vintage.  All the whites and rosé are now bubbling away in tank or barrel and the winery is full of the beautiful smells of fermentation. All the Lacey blocks: Old, Branson Rd and Watilla are harvested and looking seriously good.  Some definite Vicar […]

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CHECK OUT THE COLOUR ON THIS!

February 23, 2018

This is some beautiful Shiraz being plunged earlier today.  Just look at that colour – how delicious…  This could well be destined for the 2017 Vicar! It’s only going to be 24 and showery tomorrow – perfect Shiraz drinking weather…  Why not come down and taste some and check-out all the vintage activities at the […]

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VINTAGE 2018 UPDATE #3

February 19, 2018

It was a big week at the crusher last week… The vintage crew are brilliant and are working really hard round the clock. So far we have harvested all the Kangarilla Verdelho and Chardonnay. For the reds, Parson Shiraz that was first out of the blocks – it is super quality.  Really punching above its […]

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VINTAGE 2018 UPDATE #2

February 9, 2018

V18 update… It’s been a reasonably busy week so far. The Gorge Chardonnay was hand harvested over three picks and looks absolutely fantastic (surely the best one yet?!) Heaps of stone fruit with a great acid line. Our new staff fave – the Vermentino – came in on Thursday and tastes like a fruit salad […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT – THE RETREAT AT CHAPEL HILL

February 8, 2018

The Retreat at Chapel Hill is under new management   Chapel Hill Winery are proud to announce The Food Business as the new operators of The Retreat at Chapel Hill, McLaren Vale’s premier small events and accommodation venue.   The Food Business, spearheaded by the experienced and talented Cindy Halasz and Head Chef John Gabel, […]

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