Clonakilla

Winery in Canberra District, New South Wales

Best Large Cellar Door

Clonakilla

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Varietals include...

Pinot Noir Cabernet Franc Shiraz Grenache Cabernet Sauvignon Mataro / Mourvedre Merlot Grüner Veltliner Riesling Roussanne Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Chardonnay Viognier

In March 2016 Clonakilla opened its new cellar door. Set adjacent to the ever-expanding winery, the upscale building was constructed using local stone and reclaimed timber. It’s a breathtaking structure and a formidable setting for tasting Clonakilla’s renowned wines. The light-drenched interiors overlook the adjoining vineyard, and the tasting bar, constructed from reappointed wine barrels, offers a seriously upmarket experience with its fine stemware and professional staff. Bringing the room together is an open fireplace framed by a stone wall, a charming addition that urges tasters to stay, particularly on those cooler days in the region. The charming, old school cellar door may have been a favourite for those visiting Canberra District, but the new face of Clonakilla’s winemaking is appropriately sophisticated, and perhaps overdue in terms of upgrade. This is a benchmark cellar door from Clonakilla, and one honed through vigneron Tim Kirk’s unswerving vision to elevate the offering for not only his wines, but the region.

Mike Bennie

Contributor, Gourmet Traveller WINE


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Cellar DoorLocal ProduceAccommodationArt GalleryBBQ FacilitiesDisability AccessPicnic AreaRestaurantTasting Platters

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