We are off to a great start already. Quality is looking really good.
Chardonnay was the first cab off the rank, including our beloved hand harvested Gorge Block Chardonnay.
The first of our Sangiovese rosé also came through – looks like being a cracker rosé year!
First batches of Shiraz grapes destined for The Parson Shiraz have hit the winery also – the pic is from today – looking delicious!
We have been out in all our blocks and are really happy with the way they are looking. They all fared well during the heat and are now enjoying the cooler respite and ripening should move along quickly from here.
All is looking good for another awesome McLaren Vale vintage!
Tickets are now fully allocated. To add you name to the waiting list in case we have some cancellations, please email email@example.com
It’s that time of year again… Vintage 2019 is about to commence and we are delighted to offer another opportunity for our wonderful VIPs to get amongst it!
On Sunday 24 March 2019 from 10am until 4pm join us for a first-hand look (and taste and smell) of all things vintage-related.
(This is a wine club members only event – limit of 4 tickets per member).
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This delicious Americano cocktail has been crafted by the team at Chapel Hill Winery. McLaren Vale Grenache was fortified with native Australian botanicals, citrus and wormwood to create red Vermouth which was then blended with Shiraz juice and soda water.
A perfect year-round drink, in a can!
Free from cane sugar and nasty additives, naturally made.
Serve tall over ice with a wedge of orange or just drink neat from the can.
Available to taste and buy in our Cellar Door and to purchase from a number of stockists across the country. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can put you in touch with your nearest stockist.
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 wine,The Vicar, along with cheese and crackers in the original Cellar Door – now known as the Chapel Room… The photo is of just this – did you ever visit the winery and do a tasting in the original Cellar Door? We couldn’t fit all our lovely visitors in just one room anymore!
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 only limited space available. To book, please call Food Business. at Chapel Hill 08 8323 9182.
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 Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 – Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Wonderful McLaren Vale varietal characters plus mouthfeel and structure – just delicious.
We are very proud of these achievements and hope you enjoy drinking our wares as much as we enjoy making them – get some while you can!
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 has created a set menu using seasonal produce perfect for any occasion. Book for two or book for 20!
Click through to your preferred date to book online or call Kate Sutherland from the Food Business on 0419 508463 to secure your place.
A selection of Winter-warming tasting plates will be served in the heated Atrium for $40 per head – yummy inclusions such as marinated olives, almonds, pâté, charcuterie, house-made sourdough, duck puffs, meatballs, and arancini will be served.
Wines will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. After-lunch deliciousness will also be available for purchase – cake, sweets, coffee…
Once you have booked your date, a member of The Food Business team will be in touch to confirm your arrival time and any other requirements you may have.
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?!
The photo is of some beautiful hand-picked Mourvèdre yesterday… Delicious.
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 Cabernet and Bush Vine Grenache (on the vine at the moment, pictured)
This is your last week to come down and see, hear, smell, taste and delight in all things grape-harvest-time-of-year related! Pop down if you can.
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. It is not often the three single blocks (Road Shiraz, House Shiraz and Gorge Cab) are fermenting side by side.
Next week we will continue harvesting Cabernet and soon it will be Grenache and Mourvedre.