AT A GLANCE
Bark, Eucalyptus, Gumnuts
Textured & Savoury, White, Full-bodied
Roasted Quail, Duck Confit, Creamy Brie
James Halliday Wine
A NOTE FROM OUR WINEMAKERS
This is the first really exciting Chardonnay to come off this block since we purchased the vineyard in 2013.
Gary BaldwinWinemaker at Large
Peter DillonDirector of Winemaking
THE FINER DETAILS
Handpicked and whole bunch pressed to deliver vibrant citrus and stone fruit flavours, this wine has the added complexity of barrel fermentation and maturation. This outstanding vintage produced wines of excellent structure that will cellar well.Download Tasting Notes
2015 was a strong vintage in the Yarra Valley. Mild conditions in spring produced excellent fruit set and yields were good. Continuing mild conditions allowed good flavour development; it was generally dry and disease pressure was low.
This fruit was hand picked in late February then whole bunch pressed and fermented in French oak barriques, about one-third new. The wine was aged in the same barrels for 10 months.
Yarra ValleyVictoria, Australia
One of Australia's premier cool climate wine regions, the Yarra Valley encompasses such diverse topography that it can produce premium quality fruit in a range of grape varieties.Read more about the Yarra Valley
Highbow Hill Vineyard is made up of 40 hectares of established vines planted on rolling hills just north of the Yarra Valley.
Soils are sandy loam over clay and gravel over mudstone.
The long driveway meanders through the vines to the residence and provides uninterrupted views of the lake-sized dam and surrounding panorama.Read more about the Yarra Valley
THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL
THE TIERSINGLE VINEYARD
GIFTING • CELLARING • RARE
These rare single vineyard wines are only released in the finest vintages as the best of the best from our carefully managed vineyards.
The labels each feature a collection of objects from the vineyard the wine was grown.
OBJECTBark, Eucalyptus, Gumnuts
The landscape of Highbow Hill Vineyard features established vines planted on rolling hills.
Eucalyptus and gum trees are widespread with a diverse range of soils ranging from sandy loam to yellow clays.