3 Crisps Lane, Canberra, Australia
www.clonakilla.com.au - (02) 6227 5877 (Fax: (02) 6227 5871
Clonakilla Winery Canberra Reviews
The meadow of the Church: Clonakilla Jun 02, 2011
Clonakilla is a small, family winery dedicated to making distinctive, handcrafted wines. Their wines are made in limited quantities and can be a little hard to find. They are worth the search. They make a range of wines, but their specialty is wines made from two varieties which have their original home in the Northern Rhone valley in France: Syrah (Shiraz in Australia) and Viognier. Their flagship is a Shiraz Viognier blend. The name of the wine is very interesting and is an Irish say for “Meadow of the Church’ which was the name of the owner’s grandfathers’ place in Ireland. They were very friendly and gave very generous pours of their wines. The tasting room was very small and looked liked something out of the French countryside. You really get the sense of the wine and the winemaking process with all the large barrels lying around in the tasting room. The smell will absolutely take your breath away. The winery also has a very nice line of olive oils that they are eager for you to try. These wines were on the very high end of my price range and so I went home with a smile, a good taste and a bottle of olive oil.
In the USA you can find them at :
The Australian Premium Wine Collection
Web site: www.tapwc.com.au
Phone: 1800 485 5733
Fax: 207 772 7021
It is a little tricky to find this place, but the stop is worth the time you spend talking with the staff.
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