Chapman River Wines

Chapman River Wines is set on 120 acres of beautiful land, complete with a picturesque old homestead. Close to the Chapman River and just behind the dunes on Antechamber Bay, Bruce and Diana Keir planted a small vineyard on the land in the mid 90s, after leaving behind their urban lifestyle in Adelaide.

The eclectic cellar door, which was opened in 2008, was converted from an old aircraft hangar – more accurately described as a tin shed. Visitors can enjoy Chapman River Wines’ famous lunch platters and a selection of cool-climate maritime wines either inside or on the deep veranda. An ideal outing for families, there is an outdoor playground for children, or you can enjoy a round of boules on the lawn.

With a talent not just for winemaking but also for creative endeavours, Diana showcases many of her paintings and sketches in a gallery at the winery. These pieces, along with a range of homemade jams, sauces, pickles and salami are available for sale.

TASTING NOTES

2014 Chapman River Wines Happiness Rosé

Made from a blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz from the vineyard, the grapes enjoy a maritime- influenced temperate climate. Picked in March 2014 and made and held in stainless steel, it was bottled in early June 2014. A surprisingly fine dry wine with a zesty and fresh mouthfeel. Chilled down, it’s a smashing mouthful of Kangaroo Island rosé.

2010 Chapman River Wines Happiness Blend

In April 2010, two-and-a-half tonnes of cabernet sauvignon, one tonne of shiraz and half a tonne of merlot were picked to make this blend. Made at Dudley Wines by Jeff and Brodie Howard, the wine was stored in French oak for 18 months and bottled in June 2012. It is a rich, round and delicious mouthful of Kangaroo Island red.

  • Getting There: 73 Allen Lashmar Road,
  • Suburb: Antechamber Bay
  • Phone: 08) 8553 1371
  • Mobile: 0407 796 998
  • Email: [javascript protected email address]
  • Website: www.chapmanriverwines.com.au
  • Cellar Door: Open 11:00am–4:30pm Thursday to Monday
  • Restaurant: Lunch platters and desserts
  • Weddings & Functions: No
  • Accommodation: No



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