It’s a force of nature but it’s a well mannered one.
About The Wine
This is Bannockburn's flagship white wine, in imperious form in 2017.
Named for Bannockburn founder Stuart Reginald Hooper, the SRH Chardonnay uses fruit sourced from just 12 rows of our oldest Chardonnay vines at Olive Tree Hill Vineyard. Here the vines have roots well embedded in the ancient marine sediments that form the bedrock in this area, resulting in this wine's incredible minerality year after year.
This distinct minerality perfectly balances the luscious, golden, powerful fruit that these few vines produce. It's a showstopping wine and a must for lovers of iconic Australian Chardonnay.
For decades, the Bannockburn vineyard has been producing Burgundian-inspired wines which truly reflect the winery's unique terroir.
Originally planted by the legendary Gary Farr, the wines that comes from this unique vineyard in Geelong show a rare sense of place. The ancient riverbed soils impart a distinct saline character and a power which makes the wines from this place immediately identifiable.
With the arrival of new head winemaker, Matt Holmes, the next chapter of Bannockburn's long history has commenced.
New ideas, a fresh take, the start of something new and exciting for this famous patch of earth.