40th anniversary of the Chapel Hill Cellar Door

January 3, 2019

Tomorrow, Saturday 5 January 2018, marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Chapel Hill Cellar Door. We are proud to be one of the oldest Cellar Doors in McLaren Vale and think the anniversary is worth a celebration! Visit our Cellar Door tomorrow or Sunday to enjoy a complimentary tasting of our flagship […]

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Father’s Day at Chapel Hill

August 26, 2018

Join us at the Food Business. at Chapel Hill restaurant grand opening this Sunday for Father’s Day lunch. The weather looks a bit dodgy, the fires will be going, the red will be flowing and the food with be delicious. The menu is a shared platter menu for $65 per person. See below. There are […]

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Sydney Royal TWO Trophy win for Chapel Hill!

August 10, 2018

Great news from Chapel Hill this morning – we picked up two trophies at the Sydney Royal Wine Show Awards last night… McLaren Vale Vermentino 2018 – Trophy for Best Other White Varietal This wine is so suited to our maritime climate, coastal lifestyle and local food culture – such an easy-to-drink wine. The Parson […]

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June 7, 2018

Lunch Club is coming here!… Only one date left: One final date by popular demand, Sunday August 5  Join us to celebrate the completion of renovations to our Tasting Room, the Chapel and Atrium. The Lunch Club is a joint initiative between Chapel Hill and The Food Business, our onsite hospitality team. Chef John Gabel […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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