Star Cellar Door, Best Food & Best Accommodation
In a region awash with shiraz, the Chalmers family makes wine from a dress circle of exciting Italian varieties. They have been instrumental in promoting varieties suited to Australia’s changing climate through their nursery business, supplying vines to wineries throughout the country.
Vineyards are managed organically and careful site selection ensures exceptional fruit quality. Grapes are handpicked, wild fermented and made with minimal additions. The result is a range that exhibits incredible fruit purity and expression of site, while maintaining true varietal character.
The cellar door has recently moved to the newly renovated Heathcote Inn, which also offers excellent food and accommodation. NICOLE BILSON
OUTSTANDING WINE: 2018 Chalmers Vermentino, A$27