Nick O’Leary wines are produced from some of the very best cool climate vineyards across the Canberra region. Situated in the picturesque Hall Valley, in the Murrumbidgee River corridor, just outside the ACT, the estate incorporates a modern winemaking facility and a mature 5-hectare vineyard. The wines have received high profile recognition at a national and international level including the prestigious Stodart Trophy in 2014 and the NSW Wine of the Year in both 2014 and 2015 – the latter being the first and only time in the awards 20-year history that the accolade has been received multiple times by a single producer, let alone in consecutive years.
Family owned and run boutique vineyard and winery with extremely low production volumes. Their vineyard is a mere hectare, planted to Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winning bronze medals for their 2015 Riesling, 2016 Riesling and 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon in the Canberra and Region, and Murrumbateman Cool Climate Wine Shows.
Mount Majura is a leader in the Canberra District for Spanish varieties such as Tempranillo. Their single vineyard site of red clay loam soils containing limestone also produces quality Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, a Cabernet Blend and Shiraz. They also have experimental varietals such as Graciano, Touriga and Mondeuse.
McKellar Ridge is a 5-star boutique winery producing award-winning handcrafted wines. Carefully nurtured from grape to glass, their wines exhibit the unique characteristics of the Canberra cool-climate region: fresh fruit flavours, distinctive spiciness, crisp acidity.
Mada Wines produces a collection of passionately made small-batch wines from the Canberra region. Winemaker Hamish Young, guided by a philosophy of ‘celebrating origin’ and drawing on his deep familiarity with the region, delivers generous wines which retain their delicacy and demonstrate an abiding respect for his craft. "Mada Wines should be put on your list of wines to watch, or indeed to buy a bit of....then probably a lot of” - Mike Bennie, Winefront.
Long Rail Gully Winery is little to the north of the village of Murrumbateman in the cool climate wine growing region of the Canberra district. 2001 was Long Rail Gully’s first vintage of Shiraz and Cabernet. The success of the wines made was the catalyst for the expansion of vines and varieties, which create the premium red and white wines you drink today. "...the number of great wines coming out of the region is disproportionately high when compared with most regions. These folks are really punching above their weight" - Nick Stock, in Gourmet Traveller Wine, April/May 2011
Nestled at the foot of the Cullerin Range at Lake George, Lerida Estate is dedicated to making distinctive, world class, wines that represent the unique and beautiful site on which they are grown. Through the combination of cutting edge vineyard management, meticulous winemaking, a magnificent cool climate site and our spectacular Glenn Murcutt designed winery, Lerida Estate strives to provide stand alone exceptional wines.
Lark Hill was farmed using organic practices from inception in 1978, until a 'lightbulb' moment in 2003 when they attended a conference on Biodynamic farming. After touring Biodynamic vineyards, tasting Biodynamic wines and meeting luminaries of the industry, they dove head-first into the method.
Established in 1971, Lake George Winery is family owned and operated and is located on the north-western shores of the mysterious Lake George. Located 700m above sea level, our cool-climate award-wining wines are produced with minimal interference. We hand pick our grapes, follow sustainable practices and our wine is vegan friendly.
Kosciuszko Wines is owned by the Mason family and is managed by Bill Mason. Bill has been involved in the production and marketing of wines in the Canberra and Southern New South Wales since 2004. Named after the highest mountain in Australia, Kosciuszko reflects the serious, elegant, high altitude cool climate wines of the Tumbarumba wine region.
Our Canberra vineyard is a family based boutique enterprise, with four generations contributing to its development. This involves intensive vine maintenance, netting and hand harvesting. Some vintages have been named for different generations; recent vintages have been named for our grandchildren.
The winemaking team is Rob Howell and Greg Gallagher, two of the most experienced winemakers in the Canberra District. Both winemakers live close to Jeir Station and understand the local climate and grape growing conditions very well.
Gallagher Wines, is located at Jeir, (near Murrumbateman) and is run by Greg and Libby Gallagher. Recently their daughter, Lauren, has joined the team. The Gallagher Riesling has won the ‘Top Gold’ twice in the Canberra District Wine Shows and was rated by Australia’s top wine critic, James Halliday, as amongst the best in Australia with a 96 point award for the 2011.
The well equipped winery incorporates all modern wine making equipment and methods. Computers drive the cooling systems, and air-bag press, hundreds of thousands of litres of stainless steel and the best oak allow total control over the making process.
Ken and Judith started the vineyard, winery and cellar door in 1973 and have built it into one of the leading wineries in the Canberra District. It continues to be a family affair with all of the family (including recent additions) playing an integral part in the business. The winemakers are Ken Helm AM and daughter Stephanie, who are fourth and fifth generation descendants of German vinedressers from the Rhineland, who established vineyards near Albury and Rutherglen in the 1860s.
Gundog Estate is a boutique producer of premium Semillon and Shiraz. Sourcing fruit from some of the best vineyards in the Hunter, Hilltops and Canberra wine regions in New South Wales, we engage passionate growers that work tirelessly to deliver the best fruit possible. Our growers also firmly believe in sustainable vineyard practices, with a view to leaving the land in a better condition for the next generation.
Each year they hand-prune each of their 29,000 vines to ensure each plant has the best start to the season. To allow air and light into the canopy they leaf pluck and shoot-thin through the growing season. Come harvest time they handpick the grapes so that they arrive at the winery in the best condition. They grow Shiraz, Riesling, Cabernet, Merlot and Sangiovese.