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

Made in the St Emilion Bordeaux style, this wine has good depth and structure. It has plummy fruits from the merlot and darker cherry characters and firm tannins from the cabernet franc. It expresses depth and intensity with a long back palate. Suited to rich meat dishes such as double cooked duck or roast lamb.

Made from a cool vintage the wine exhibits nice red cherry and cedar oak aroma. The palate is firm and medium-bodied in the northern Rhone Valley style. It has good cherry fruit flavours on the front palate and distinct spicy and savoury notes which linger nicely on the back palate. The wine will reward cellaring. Cellar door special.

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