Rare & Small Batch Release

This is a great day on the Clonakilla calendar. We get to release our edgier rare and small batch wines to you, our devoted Clonakilla family.

2015 and 2016 were both cracking vintages so we had no excuses to produce anything below par.

I’m confident you are going to very happy with these wines. My only regret is that we have no Tumbarumba Chardonnay to offer you this year due to a severe frost that wiped out the fruit from our grower Steve Morrison at Revee Estate. (The 2017, now finishing it’s ferment in barrel, looks terrific)

2016 Viognier

Classically rich from a warmer year, it retains its signature balance of opulence and restraint.

2016 Pinot Noir

Just delicious with abundant red berry fruit and a wild, savoury edge.

2016 Ceoltoiri

Not too heavy, not too light, just eminently drinkable. Something new and exciting has been discovered in Murrumbateman.

2015 Ballinderry

A blend of the Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Two years in oak. A powerful wine and a great example of the style.

2015 Syrah

This wine: ‘very aromatic …elegant, poised & stately.. abundant fine tannins… lovely balance. 98 points’ – Huon Hooke
Just buy it…

Warm regards,

Tim Kirk

Our Cellar Door is open! To comply with COVID-19 safety protocols, tastings must be conducted seated around tables.  Please book a tasting session using our cellar door booking calendar and secure your spot. We look forward to seeing you!