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 new wine made in a small batch for the first time

Made the same way as our Shiraz-Viognier and Trio wines, the nose opens to plummy fruits and cedar oak.  The palate has deep plum and cherry flavours, with nice complexity provided by the French oak.  Juicy, with soft tannins and a long finish.  A wonderful St-Emilion style

This wine was made from grapes from Point of View Vineyard. The grapes were basket pressed and the juice fermented in French oak barrel. The result is a pleasing one, with a nice smoky oak character complementing the chardonnay fruit characters on the nose, The palate is crisp and dry, with melon and peach fruit flavours complementing the lime

This wine was produced from low yielding vines from a drought year. The colour is intense purple/red and the wine fuller bodied than last years, with intense blackberry fruit, smoky oak from fine French oak and very fine tannins. The viognier is minimal at 2.5% and provides a subtle floral lift to the aroma and a full round palate, with very

A great Canberra District Shiraz, with 2.5% Viognier to provide floral aromas and a lucious mouthfeel, finishing long with red berry fruits and a lovely spicy finish.

  • Bronze Medal - Canberra Regional Wine Show September 2007

Reviews

Eat and Drink Magazine - "New Releases" September 2007

Crisp, dry wine with good citrus flavours, some light oak overtones and a spicy finish.

Reviews

James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion 2008, July 2008

Grass, herb and lemon aroma lead into a similar range of flavours, plus slightly sweeter, more tropical fruit; good length.

Rating 91/100

A follow-up to the multi-award winning 2005 wine. This wine has an even deeper cabernet structure with lovely aromas of cedar oak and dark berry fruit. The palate is luscious and the wine finishes with beautiful fine tannins.

  • Silver Medal - Cowra Wine Show July 2007

Reviews

Eat and Drink Magazine - "New

A beautifully soft and aromatic Shiraz-Viognier, made using traditional hand plunging and basket pressing, matured for 12 months in French oak.

  • Bronze Medal - Canberra Regional Wine Show September 2006
  • Bronze Medal - Murrumbateman Cool Climate Wine Show September

Reviews

Campbell Mattinson - 

A wonderfully aromatic, deep and complex Cabernet, made using traditional hand plunging and basket pressing, matured for 12 months in French oak.

  • Gold Medal - Canberra Regional Wine Show September 2006
  • Trophy for best Cabernet - Canberra Regional Wine Show September 2006
  • Gold Medal - Murrumbateman Cool Climate Wine
Cherie d'Amour 2014

The wine is made slightly from sauvignon blanc grapes in an off -dry  style to provide a rich middle palate for food matching to spicy Asian dishes. It exhibits a floral nose, with attractive tropical fruit notes. The middle palate is full

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