Clonakilla

Winery in Canberra District, New South Wales

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Star Cellar Door

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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Contact Information

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Clonakilla, 3 Crisps Lane, Murrumbateman, New South Wales, 2582

(02) 6227 5877

Winery Facilities

Wine Tasting
Local Produce

Not included

BBQ Facilities
Disability Access
Private Tastings
Accommodation
Art Gallery
Free Tastings
Winery Tours
Group Bookings
Picnic Area
Restaurant
Tasting Platters
Appointment Needed

Varieties include

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

Clonakilla
Canberra District, New South Wales