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1 - 9 of 9 Wines By Clonakilla
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Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz
Hilltops
Available by the dozen
A collation of superior vineyard parcels, crafted by a boutique estate which has been recognized as one of Australia's leading wineries. Clonakilla is dedicated to making distinctive, handcrafted wines, only ever released in limited quantities, anything by Clonakilla can be hard to find, but they are worth the search. The house speciality is Shiraz, Clonakilla unashamedly borrow techniques from Burgundy and Vallée du Rhône. Clonakilla's inaugural vintage claimed two gold medals, one silver and two trophies in only three showings.
$2899each
$347DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Clonakilla was established by a Canberra research scientist in 1971, very near the village of Murrumbateman in New South Wales. The soils here consist of sandy clay loams over a friable clay subsoil and, with a climate not dissimilar to Bordeaux and the northern Rhone Valley, he held high hopes for its viticultural potential. The wine itself is ultimately determined in the vineyard where hard work is required to open up the vine leaf canopies, limiting yields and encouraging vines to make grapes with riper flavour profiles. The vinification process embraces old world techiques such as the inclusion of whole bunches in the ferments, macerations and extravagant French oak barrel maturation.
 
A wine of intense colour. Striking aromas and generous, full flavoured palate. Loaded with ripe blackberry fruit pushed along by a late surge of blackcurrant and spice, the warmth of the autumn radiates through every part of this wine. Clonakilla is a breathtaking Shiraz wine, with gold medals, trophies and numerous five star reviews in succession. Great now if you love a powerful red, but leave some in the cellar for five to ten years to taste its full potential.
Clonakilla ORiada Shiraz
Hilltops
Available in cartons of six
Sean O'Riada is one of Ireland's great cultural icons, a gifted musician and composer, he's accredited with taking traditional Irish music out of the pubs and bringing it to the world. O'Riada Shiraz is made from fruit grown to four very special vineyards around Murrumbateman, fermented with the inclusion of a dollop Viognier. O'Riada owes its genesis to a disastrous vintage, when unfavourable weather drastically reduced the Clonakilla harvest. The best local vineyards had to be sourced from which to collate the quality of fruit most worthy of the Clonakilla label, O'Riada Shiraz was born.
$3599each
$431DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
It has been a remarkable journey for Clonakilla. When John Kirk first planted vines in 1971 he had no idea that his vineyard would be celebrated as one of the finest in Australia. Along the way there have been trials and tribulations as well as moments of unprecendented success. Over time it has become clear that the combination of the Murrumbateman region and Shiraz are one of those rare synergies which produce extraordinary wines.
 
Dark scarlet colour. The aroma is a festival of spice, milled pepper and clove, nutmeg and fresh garden herbs. Plum, black cherries and piquant spice characters cascade over a medium bodied palate, well supported by fine, supple tannins.
Clonakilla ORiada Shiraz 375ml
Hilltops
Available by the dozen
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
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Clonakilla Riesling
Hilltops
Available in cartons of six
$2899each
$345DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Clonakilla Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Hilltops
Available by the dozen
$2499each
$297DOZEN
EACH
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Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier
Hilltops
Available in cartons of six
$9999each
$1197DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Clonakilla Tumbarumba Chardonnay
Hilltops
Available in cartons of six
$3999each
$477DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Clonakilla Viognier
Hilltops
Available in cartons of six
$4499each
$537DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Clonakilla Viognier Nouveau
Hilltops
Available in cartons of six
$2599each
$311DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Clonakilla is a small, family winery dedicated to making distinctive, handcrafted wines, they can be hard to find but are worth the search

Clonakilla was established in 1971 by John Kirk, a Canberra based research scientist. Of Irish descent, John came to Australia with his young family in 1968 to work with the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry. To his surprise despite the suitability of the environment there was no wine industry in the cool southern table lands of NSW around Canberra. To remedy this situation, in 1971 he bought a 44 acre farm near the village of Murrumbateman in New South Wales, 40 kilometres north of Canberra. The soil consisted of sandy clay loams over a friable clay subsoil and, with a climate not dissimilar to the Bordeaux region and Northern Rhone valley in France, he held high hopes for its wine producing potential.

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He proceeded to plant 1.2 acres each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling. He named the property Clonakilla (‘meadow of the church’) after his grandfather’s farm in County Clare. A further 1.2 acres of Shiraz, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were planted in 1972 and the vines grew well, although some were lost in a drought in 1972-73. John persevered and produced the Canberra District’s first commercial vintage in 1976: a Riesling and a Cabernet Shiraz. It wasn’t until 1978 when a bore was sunk that larger plantings became feasible. From 1978 to the present the vineyard was gradually expanded with Shiraz, Viognier, Riesling and the Cabernet family, now making up the bulk of the vineyard.

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At the end of 1996 John’s fourth son Tim left a career in school teaching to work full time in the family business as winemaker and general manager. In 1998 Tim and his wife Lara bought the 50 acre property next door and planted Shiraz and Viognier as well as a small olive grove on the warm north-east facing slope. Between the two properties there are now twenty two acres under vine with further plantings planned for the future.

Through the seventies and eighties the Cabernet and Shiraz were blended together in traditional Australian style. With the 1990 vintage Clonakilla decided to bottle the wines separately. The first Shiraz went on to win two gold, one silver and two trophies in only three showings. It was at this point that Clonakilla began to see the potential of Shiraz in the Canberra District.

In 1991 Tim travelled to the Rhone Valley in France. There he tasted a number of impressive Shiraz wines including Marcel Guigal’s single vineyard blends of Shiraz and the rare white grape Viognier. Inspired by those wines Tim began including a small amount of Viognier in his own Shiraz as of 1992. The Viognier component now accounts for between five and ten percent and adds an intriguing floral dimension to the wine.

Clonakilla also started incorporating other winemaking approaches that were unashamedly borrowed from Rhone valley and Burgundian winemakers: inclusion of whole bunches in the ferments, pre-ferment maceration and French oak barrel maturation. More importantly he worked harder in the vineyard to open up the vine leaf canopies, limit yields and produce grapes with riper flavour profiles. The work began to yield some impressive results, with gold medals, trophies and numerous five-star reviews following in succession. It is this wine, the Shiraz Viognier, that has cemented Clonakilla's reputation as one of Australia’s top small wineries, having been named NSW Wine of the Year in 1999, Penguin Wine of the Year in 2002 and one of Australia’s top ten Shiraz (Gourmet Traveller Wine). It is ranked Outstanding in the prestigious Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine. It is one of only five Shiraz to receive a perfect rating in Jeremy Oliver’s Australian Wine Annual.

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In 1998 Clonakilla began producing a straight Viognier, now seen as an Australian benchmark for the style. The Riesling and the Hilltops Shiraz are rising stars. The newly named Ballinderry, a Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend, made from some of the oldest vines on the property, is now also drawing critical acclaim. Clonakilla currently produce around 9000 cases of wine per year and you will find them at many of the best restaurants in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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