#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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VINTAGE 2018 HAS STARTED!

February 2, 2018

The weather gods have been smiling and V18 is finally here.  The vines are looking happy with moderate crops which are already showing fantastic flavour development.  Fingers crossed for another classic McLaren Vale vintage. The fun started this morning with hand harvesting half of the Gorge Block Chardonnay.  We whole bunch basket press these grapes […]

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FESTIVE TRADING HOURS

December 21, 2017

FESTIVE TRADING HOURS Chapel Hill Tasting Room is open every day over the festive season except for Christmas Day. Trading hours are 11am until 5pm. Groups of more than 8 people should book in advance by calling 0883244404. The Icon Tasting Experience is $10pp and is available to start between 11am and 4pm. Please allow […]

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HALLIDAY TOP 100 WINE & WINERY

November 13, 2017

We are so excited to announce Chapel Hill’s inclusion as one of James Halliday’s Top 100 Wineries in Australia 2017! But wait, there’s more!  Our delicious and delightful Bush Vine Grenache 2016 was also included in James’s Top 100 Wines for 2017. Surely there are not two better reasons to come down and visit us […]

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