Clonakilla Winery , Canberra District, NSW

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Clonakilla
Wine Region Canberra District
Cases produced 5,000-9,999
Address Crisps Lane, Murrumbateman, NSW, 2582, Australia
Phone (02) 6227 5877
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About Clonakilla Winery

Established in 1971 by John Kirk, the reigns were handed to his son and current wine guru at Clonakilla, Tim Kirk in the late 1990s. The wines are some of the most important in Australia, benchmarking not only cool climate winemaking, but leading ...

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Established in 1971 by John Kirk, the reigns were handed to his son and current wine guru at Clonakilla, Tim Kirk in the late 1990s. The wines are some of the most important in Australia, benchmarking not only cool climate winemaking, but leading the way for prized Shiraz Viognier blends.

Kirk, through his Clonakilla mouthpiece, shows epic restraint and elegance in his wine styles, and an adherence to a personal belief in the making of wine most suitable to one’s terroir and region. Located in the Murrumbateman ‘sub-region’ of the Canberra District GI, this is an important winery for highlighting where Australia’s benchmark wines from cool climates can go.

Clonakilla Winery

Fruit is the primary concern for Clonakilla, with minimal intervention in the winery. Site selection is key, but natural yeast fermentation, some whole bunch fermentation and warm open ferments are also key. Stalk influence and the use of co-fermented Viognier are also important aspects of the winemaking process. One of Australia’s great estates with a leading approach to winemaking and vineyard management, Clonakilla has a focus on the grape varieties which find their spiritual home in the Northern Rhone region of France.

Clonakilla Location

Clonakilla is located near the town of Murrumbateman in New South Wales, 40 kilometres north of Canberra.

Clonakilla Wine Types

The major focus at Clonakilla is Shiraz (Syrah) and Viognier, of which Tim Kirk produces a variety of expressions. The Shiraz Viognier is one of Australia’s true cult wines, sought after by wine aficionados locally and globally. Kirk has expanded his repertoire in recent years, releasing a straight Syrah and refining his varietal Viognier into two tiers, a cellar worthy version and an early consumption style. Riesling and a Semillon Sauvignon Blanc wine are also produced.

Clonakilla Brands

The wines are organised into tiers according to cuvee of wine. There are no defined tiers to the pricing structure as the wine producer doesn’t delineate in this way.

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2012 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier

20 years ago no one would believe than Canberra makes any wine worth drinking. Today it is one of the grooviest regions around and Clonakilla is th...

Winery: Clonakilla | Region: Canberra District| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $120.00 | OUR PRICE : $119.99
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2006 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier

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2011 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier

The cool 2011 vintage made for different and pretty version of Clonakilla's Shiraz Viognier without the usual power. Mulberry, spicy, floral fruit ...

Winery: Clonakilla | Region: Canberra District| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $110.00 | OUR PRICE : $99.99
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