2019 Lark Hill Vineyard Gruner Veltliner

Canberra District, NSW

One of the pioneering producers in the country of Grüner Veltliner, made in a fuller style than those in the Adelaide Hills.


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About The Wine

The story of how Gruner Veltliner came to be at Lark Hill is an interesting one, and a brave one. It started with renowned wine writer Jancis Robinson remarking that the variety would be well suited to their site in the Canberra district. An obsession with the grape, and with biodynamic farming, soon followed.

In 2009 they released Australia's first commercially successful Gruner and have been at the head of the pack ever since, along with Hahndorf Hill in the Adelaide Hills.

This wine shows class Gruner Veltliner characters of cut herbs, green melon, white pepper & black fig. The palate shows texture and length from skins contact and barrel fermentation, and is balanced with steely acidity. Drink now for its vibrancy or cellar for 5+ years for richness and complexity.

About Lark Hill

Sue & Dave Carpenter are among the pioneers of cool-climate viticulture in Australia, establishing Lark Hill in 1978 in the high hills of Canberra on a 860m elevation escarpment above Bungendore.

Chardonnay and Riesling were the initial plantings but they are perhaps better known now for Pinot Noir, and particularly for their trailblazing work for Gruner Veltliner.

In 2002, their son Chris joined the winemaking team at Lark Hill, and has been spearheading their progress ever since.

The Bungendore property was certified Biodynamic in 2008, and their second vineyard, the Dark Horse vineyard in Murrumbateman, followed suit, gaining the certification in 2013.

Winemaker Chris Carpenter
Winemaker Chris Carpenter
Canberra District
Additional Info

From The Producer

In 2009 we produced Australia’s first Gruner Veltliner and now 10 years on this distinctive variety is firmly established. With flavours of cut herbs, ripe fig and white pepper, fine texture and mineral acidity, our GV is a delicious food friendly wine. It has also demonstrated a capacity to develop wonderful depth and complexity with age. Our vineyards are managed using Biodynamic principles for sustainability and to best express their unique terroirs

Blend : Gruner Veltliner (100%)
Drink Until : 2029

Winemaker Chris Carpenter
Winemaker Chris Carpenter
Canberra District

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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