2021 Juliard Chardonnay

Beechworth, VIC

A textural and balanced Chardonnay from Beechworth that will live on for years


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Beautiful wine, graceful and quietly powerful...

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Juliard Chardonnay is a brilliant newcomer to the Beechworth wine scene.

Chardonnay loves Beechworth and it seems the drinking public really loves Beechworth Chardonnay. Coming from a storied winemaking family, you can see some of the Sorrenberg DNA in the Juliard Chardonnay. It has beautiful aromas of citrus, almond and struck match, with a bit of toasty oak underneath. It has a salty, minerally character and almost unctuous quality which really enhances its enjoyment.

Overall there is tremendous balance and poise, and it's a wine that can easily be enjoyed now, or even lay it down for a few more years and reap the rewards of some more bottle age.

About Juliard

Fans of Beechworth's Sorrenberg winery may be familiar with the Morey's winemaking son Bernard who, with wife Julia, now runs their own vineyard and label. The wines are a bit of a nod to the stellar Sorrenberg name, although Bernard and Julia are keen to do things differently and forge their own path, combining their first names to come up with Juliard...

While Julia takes care of the marketing and hospitality side of things, Bernard looks after the viticulture and winemaking, and their passion is plain to see. They currently offer a small number of wines – Chardonnay, Rosé and Shiraz – which are already gaining many followers.

The Juliard team amongst the vines
The Juliard team amongst the vines
Beechworth, VIC
Additional Info

From the Producer

2021 was a fantastic year in Beechworth for chardonnay, with cooler than average temperatures.

Handpicked and wild fermented in French oak, with 12 months of maturation.

With hints of struck match, lemon zest and nougat filling the glass. The palate is textural and well balanced.

This wine is definitely one to enjoy now or cellar for up to 10 years.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.4%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Young vines in the Juliard vineyard
Young vines in the Juliard vineyard
Beechworth, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Not to be trading off the oldies names, but this is the second generation of Moreys from Sorrenberg – Bernard and Julia. Julia + Bernard = Juliard. Chardonnay a gimme with a Morey last name, right? Beautiful wine, graceful and quietly powerful, concentrated but lifted on chewy, flinty acidity met with subtle, oatmeal and cashew nut detail. It slips along and then finds pucker and chalkiness, a saline minerality in tow. It’s a stellar chardonnay, unashamed of its origins and proudly flavoursome yet vividly fresh. Get in on the ground floor, quick, I reckon…" - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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