Chapel Hill - Australia
Chapel Hill Winery is named after our iconic ironstone Chapel, built by Methodist settlers to the McLaren Vale area and officially opened on December 5, 1865. It served as a place of worship, school and social gathering spot for local farming families for a century. A special commemorative service was held on December 5, 1965 to officially close the Chapel after 100 years of use.
The Chapel has been lovingly renovated and is now used as our tasting room.
The Parson Shiraz
The Parson Shiraz is the perfect gateway to McLaren Vale Shiraz and it’s evocative array of fruit flavours and textures. This wine displays generous aromas of mulberries, dusted with exotic Indian spices. The luscious palate is brimming with both Aniseed and Satsuma plum flavours that seamlessly integrate into the persistent mouth coating tannins.
The Parson Cabernet Sauvignon
The Parson Cabernet Sauvignon is our introduction to explore and enjoy this regal McLaren Vale variety.
This wine displays expressive and alluring aromas of liquorice and mulberry. The wonderfully structured and eloquent palate is broodingly complexed by an array of persistent fine grain tannins.
Bush Vine Grenache
The unsung hero of McLaren Vale, the history and tradition of our region can be enjoyed with a glass of this wine that is crafted from old bush vine Grenache. These old low yielding vines result is small berries, thick skins and open bunches which deliver bright fruit flavours and a rustic savoury texture.
The Parson Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre
A dry and textured style which capialises on Sangiovese’s delicious “sweet” core of sour cherry fruit.
The Sangiovese Rosé is brimming with cranberry and pomegranate aromas. The palate explodes with the flavours of fresh juicy raspberries and sour cherries, culminating with a spicy tannin finish.
Mclaren Vale Mourvèdre
Mourvèdre is such a charismatic variety, particularly when it is encouraged to explore its full seductive potential. It is a variety that is difficult to stereotype as it exhibits both brooding ambition and an introverted decadence. This wine displays dense and interwoven layers of spice, tar, and marzipan and treads a fine line between muscular power and restrained finess