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.

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
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.

Reviews

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)
McKellar Ridge 2009 Shiraz Viognier

Tasting Note: Lovely deep blackberry fruit, a spicy wine with velvety tannins. Excellent flavour, depth and intensity. Made in the northern Rhone Valley style.



  • Silver Medal 2010 NSW Small Winemakers Show

  • Bronze Medal 2010 Canberra Regional Wine Show

  • Bronze Medal 2010 NSW Wine Awards
McKellar Ridge 2008 Trio

Tasting Note: Made similarly to the Shiraz-Viognier. Deep blackberry and cedar oak aroma. Full ripe red berry fruits with great depth, with firm but ripe tannins and a spicy and long finish. Delicious Bordeaux style wine. Drink now or cellar for up to 10 years.



"Brilliant crimson hue, a fragrant bouquet

McKellar Ridge 2008 Shiraz Viognier

Tasting Note: Hand plunged, basket pressed and matured in quality French oak for 12 months. Made in the northern Rhone Valley style. Lovely deep blackberry fruit, a spicy wine with velvety tannins. Excellent flavour, depth and intensity. Drink now or cellar for up to 10 years.



"Good hue, although not

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