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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CHAPEL HILL’S SCARCE EARTH SHIRAZ FEATURED ON adelaidenow

June 26, 2017

Check out wine writer Tony Love’s article on the McLaren Vale Scarce Earth project – featuring comments by our chief winemaker, Michel Fragos, and our amazing single site House Block Shiraz and Road Block Shiraz… Tony writes: “Known as the Scarce Earth project, each year since the 2009 vintage an elite selection of McLaren Vale […]

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CHAPEL HILL EARNS FIVE INCLUSIONS IN 2017 WINES OF THE YEAR

June 5, 2017

Tyson Stelzer’s Australian and New Zealand Wines of the Year 2017 has just been published and we are delighted to announce FIVE of Chapel Hill’s wines have been included in the 150-wine list of “heroes”. Tyson Stelzer is a multi-award-winning wine writer, television host and producer, author of 15 wine books, international keynote speaker and […]

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NEW ART EXHIBITION AT CHAPEL HILL

May 3, 2017

We are excited to welcome Roe and her collection of artworks to the Chapel Hill Cellar Door – please come and have a look… “You are invited to an exhibition of paintings entitled ‘The Sea, The Garden and Friends’ by Roe Gartelmann.  To be opened by Amy Sierp-Worth, Director Worth Gallery & The Barn at […]

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VINTAGE 2017 WRAP-UP

April 28, 2017

2017 Vintage Crew   The wines look fantastic and after an uncertain start with the cool, wet winter it is certainly shaping up to be a classic vintage.  The ripening season was nigh on perfect and the wines are rich and full flavoured with fresh fruits.  The V17 crew were amazing and an absolute pleasure to […]

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CHAPEL HILL INCLUDED IN AUSTRALIA’S BEST CELLAR DOORS

April 10, 2017

We are over the moon to announce Chapel Hill is included in Gourmet Traveller WINE’s Australia’s Best Cellar Doors for 2017…  WINE’s experts included the Chapel Hill Cellar Door as one of the best noting: the “great wines, art exhibitions and The Retreat Conference / getaway venue”.

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VINTAGE UPDATE 2017 #4

March 30, 2017

This week’s harvests… Wednesday * McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon Thursday * Single Block and McLaren Vale (continuing) Cabernet Sauvignon * Parson Shiraz * Bush Vine Grenache Friday * Parson Shiraz (continuing) The white ferments are all going dry and we are working on the Verdelho blends today. Shiraz is looking great across the board.  The […]

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