Tucked away in the rolling hills of Murrumbateman, New South Wales, the enchanting Clonakilla winery exudes both charm and character, and is celebrated worldwide. Founded in 1971 by consummate Scientist Dr John Kirk, it's a thriving family business that boasts an unparalleled pedigree in producing some of Australia's most revered wines.
The winery's lavish 44-acre estate contains a vibrant selection of grapes, including Shiraz, Viognier and Riesling, all nurtured with bountiful local soils and a mild climate. Wine enthusiasts will find a visit to Clonakilla a sensory delight with traditional wine-making techniques employed by the experienced vintners.
Featuring an elegant cellar door, the winery welcomes patrons to come and relish the exquisite flavours of their wines to their heart's content, Indeed, the friendly and knowledgeable staff, deliver personalised wine tasting sessions, aiming to educate visitors on the specialised craft that goes into every bottle.
Now under the watchful eye of Dr Kirk's son and winemaker, Tim Kirk, Clonakilla continues its tradition of producing world-class wines and showcasing Australia’s prowess in viticulture. It's commitment to excellent production practices and fervour to nurture innovatively have left an indelible mark on the landscape of Australian wines.
However, Clonakilla is not just a destination for the wine connoisseur. It’s picturesque landscape, boasting breathtaking views of the enchanting Canberran vistas, offers the perfect backdrop for a leisurely picnic amidst the vineyards.
Certainly, Clonakilla winery stands as a beacon of Australia’s rich winemaking heritage leaving wine enthusiasts captivated by its enchanting beauty. Taking a sip of Clonakilla wine is to truly taste the essence of Australia – the intoxicating melodrama of its land, the sun-drenched soil and the passionate heart of its people. A visit to this indomitable winery is undeniably a treat for all your senses.
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