McKellar Ridge Wines

High quality, hand-crafted wines from the cool climate of the Canberra District
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Wine Library

Our wine library contains the details of our back vintages that have subsequently sold out.

This information is kept here to act as a reference for those who have cellared these wines, and to show the history of our wines.

A delicious, mouth filling wine that lingers on the palate. Sold Out


An intense wine with a firm citrus and lime palate. Beautifully refreshing.


The grapes for this wine were full flavoured and the wine was made to retain a little residual sugar. As a result, this wine is quite luscious. It has tropical fruit notes on the nose and a full, rich palate, providing tropical fruit and citrus characters. It is designed as an aperitif or well suited to complement spicy Asian food dishes.

McKellar Ridge 2011 Shiraz Rosé

Tasting Note: Made from hand-picked early-picked Shiraz and Viognier from Point of View Vineyard, this is a delightfully light pink Rosé with strawberry aroma on the nose and a delightful dry, but fruity palate and a nice long spicy finish. Perfect for summer afternoons.

McKellar Ridge 2011 Riesling

Tasting Note: The Riesling was made from hand-picked fruit from Long Rail Gully vineyard. The freshly pressed juice was cooled to 15 degrees centigrade and then fermented at low temperatures. It has produced a wine with a nice floral aroma with a firm citrus and lime palate that has considerable length on the back palate.

  • Silver
a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernt Franc and Merlot

Traditional Bordeaux blend from a cooler vintage, producing full fruit flavours of dark cherry and blackberry complimented by soft tannins and a long lingering finish. Will reward cellaring

McKellar Ridge 2010 Riesling

Tasting Note: This is our first Riesling and is made in the modern style. The fruit was hand-picked and the juice cooled and then fermented at low temperatures. It has produced a floral aroma with a firm citrus and lime palate that lingers on the back palate.

  • Silver Medal 2010 Canberra Regional Wine Show
  • Silver Medal 2010

Early-picked Shiraz from Point of View Vineyard, de-stemmed, crushed and held on skins for 24 hours.  Made to be refreshing, it has strawberry and cherry aroma, beautiful colour, a full, fresh middle palate and a crisp dry finish.  — "Summer" says it all.  Drink 2009-2010.

  • Bronze Medal 2009 Cowra Wine Show

Made to be fresh and dry in the Loire Valley style.  The wine has a herbaceous, grassy nose with a hint of passion fruit.  The palate has citrus and lime and finishes crisp and tangy.  Great on the deck in summer.  Drink 2009-2010.


Top Drops, Chris Shanahan, Sunday Canberra Times 17 January 2010

McKellar Ridge 2009 Merlot Cabernet Franc

Tasting Note: The palate has deep plum and cherry flavours, with nice complexity provided by the French oak. Juicy, with soft tannins and a long finish. Made in a St-Emilion style.

  • Australian Wine Showcase Magazine - 93 points (Gold)