The Canberra region’s first wine was produced by settlers who established small vineyards in the Gunning and Yass districts for local consumption in the 1840s.

When commercial wine production in South Australia was established a decade or so later local vineyards became unprofitable and were largely abandoned.

The 1970s saw a number of scientists establish small blocks of grapes around the Canberra district. Today the tranquil rural countryside around the ACT is home to 140 vineyards with more than 33 wineries located within 35 minutes of Canberra. The district’s vineyards cover an altitudinal range of 300 to 800 metres, producing award winning cool climate wines.

The range in temperature, vineyard elevations, varying soil types and different wine making styles is well suited to a range of grape varieties – from Riesling and Chardonnay to Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sangiovese and Tempranillo.


Our wines are an expression of regional style and the application of traditional wine making techniques.


Riesling

Fragrant citrus aroma with a hint of honey. Lovely delicate flavour viscosity and weight from the balanced level of fruit and crisp acidity that is typical of the Canberra region. Subtle development of honeysuckle and toast, providing character to enhance drinking pleasure. A fresh, clean finish with uplifting savoury aspects.

Shiraz

Medium bodied, red berries and cherry with cool climate varietal aromas are complemented by myriad spices. Vibrant flavours fill the mouth, covering the suggestion of oak and faint vanilla with fine skin tannins.

 

Sangiovese

A light to medium bodied style with fresh varietal nose. On the palate cherry, and hints of coco nib is supported by a touch of fine oak, with lovely acid balance. The wine synergises with lighter dishes, finishing with rustic savoury gusto.

Merlot

Rich plummy fruit with aromas of blackcurrant and fruit cake. The flavours are soft, plummy, long and rich, balanced by fine-grained ripe tannins and light vanilla oak giving structure while maintaining a fruit driven softer style.


CELLAR DOOR

OPEN THURSDAY - SUNDAY | Wine tasting is available by appointment only

Wine tasting is available by appointment only. Enjoy the delights of wine matched to the creations from our chefs. Our sommelier will take you on a journey of discovery describing provenance, terroir and the rationale for the wine matches to our kitchen selections.

We welcome you to enjoy this unique experience by contacting our sales team on 02 6247 6060 to make your booking. You can also purchase our wines from Pialligo Pavilion.

 

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