Time Kirk - Winemaker Of The Year 2013

2015 Hilltops Shiraz – now available!

As seasons go, I’m not sure you can you get better conditions than we had in 2015.
There was higher than average rainfall in December and January. By late January things warmed and dried and the miracle began to unfold: Day after day of mid to high 20s, cool nights, light breezes (no hot northerly blasts), a steady, warm glow in the vineyard with no pressure from excessive heat, rain or wind. Ripening proceeded like a dream.

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It has been a remarkable journey for Clonakilla. When John Kirk planted the first vines in 1971 he had no idea that his vineyard would one day be celebrated as one of the best in the country. Along the way there have been trials and tribulations as well as moments of unprecendented success.

Over time something important has become clear: Murrumbateman and Shiraz are…

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