"The quality of the wines is consistently exemplary" - James Halliday. Clyde Park Vineyard was established in 1979 by none other than Gary Farr of Bannockburn / By Farr fame.
About this Wine
Typically our Chardonnay is hand picked, whole bunch pressed, barrel fermented utilising indigenous yeasts, some lees stirring and usually undergoes natural malolactic fermentation. Matured on yeast lees for 11 months in new, second and third fill French oak barrels.
"Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed to French puncheons and hogsheads (25% new), minimal stirring, a small amount of mlf, remained on lees for 9 months with little intervention. There's no question that the depth and richness of the fruit is akin to that of Beechworth, not Yarra Valley, and even less the Mornington Peninsula. It's a wine that marches to the tune of its big bass drum. Made by Robin Brockett." 95pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
About the Winery
"The quality of the wines is consistently exemplary" - James Halliday
Clyde Park Vineyard was established in 1979 by none other than Gary Farr of Bannockburn / By Farr fame. Under the current owners, Sue Dixon and Terry Jongebloed, further plantings since have increased the vineyard to 35 acres, expanding the Chardonnay and adding Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. In all 7 clones of Pinot Noir, 6 clones of Chardonnay, 2 clones of Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc and a sole clone of Pinot Gris.
The site consists of undulating north easterly slopes. The soil varies from silt/clay to sandy loam with basalt over a limestone base. Plantings on the north easterly slope provide exposure to sunlight, whilst the river flat area offers warmth and wind protection.