The history of Clonakilla Shiraz
John Kirk first planted Shiraz at Clonakilla in 1972. Through the seventies and eighties, the Shiraz was blended with Cabernet Sauvignon in traditional Australian style. In 1990 it was decided to keep the Shiraz component separate. The Clonakilla 1990 Shiraz went on to win one silver, two gold and two trophies in three showings. James Halliday described it as “a tour de force in spicy/peppery varietal character”.
Clonakilla’s success has not only helped cement Tim Kirk’s position as Gourmet Traveler's Winemaker of the Year for 2013, but has elevated Clonakilla high on the world stage.
Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz
This Shiraz is made from grapes selected from five vineyards in the Hilltops District around Young and on the South Western slopes of New South Wales.
Described as “..consistently good wine, this is an extra dimension of fruit flavour and richness, with loads of blackberry and spice. There is a great balance and depth to the wine. Drink now and for 5+ years, just superb.”
Just as many before us, we simply fell in love with the Clonakilla story and their incredible selection of wines. With such a rich history of producing incredible wines, it’d be a missed opportunity to not come in and try the Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz for yourself. The indulgent Shiraz is sold at $16 a glass, and $65 for the bottle.
Try the Hilltops Shiraz for yourself today, simply call (02) 6108 4958 or visit the contact us page here to book your table.