Chapel Hill Winery

A renowned winery in McLaren Vale

Wine Tasting at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Winery, set in the historic Seaview sub-region of McLaren Vale, is a testament to the rich viticultural heritage and innovative spirit of South Australian winemaking. Since its establishment in 1964, Chapel Hill has been dedicated to producing small-batch, handcrafted wines that embody the distinctive terroir of McLaren Vale. The winery, built around a 150-year-old chapel, is a family-owned entity that prides itself on its sustainable practices and the development of expressive single vineyard styles. With a focus on classic varietals such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay, Chapel Hill is renowned for its commitment to making wines of purity and balance.

Under the guidance of Chief Winemaker Michael Fragos, Chapel Hill Winery has embraced a philosophy centred around respect for the land, vines, nature, and people. This approach has not only led to the production of award-winning wines but also to the implementation of sustainable wine-growing practices that reflect a deep bond with the land. The winery's dedication to authenticity and quality is further exemplified by its participation in the McLaren Vale Scarce Earth project, which encourages wineries to explore the micro-geography of their vineyards.

Visit Chapel Hill in McLaren Vale

The Chapel Hill Tasting Room offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the winery's award-winning range within an iconic setting that combines fine wine, heritage, and art. Open daily, the Tasting Room provides a variety of wine tasting experiences, from showcasing lighter styles to complex full-bodied reds and fortified wines. Guests can opt for The Chapel Hill Tasting, The Icons Tasting, or the Shiraz Masterclass, each designed to highlight the winery's diverse portfolio and the meticulous craftsmanship behind each bottle. Additionally, Chapel Hill's idyllic location and historic charm make it a sought-after venue for weddings, corporate events, and wellness retreats, offering luxurious accommodation and stunning views.

You can expect the following from a tasting at Chapel Hill:

Book a tasting at Chapel Hill

Bookings are recommended for all tasting experiences at Chapel Hill to ensure an intimate and informative visit. For groups of eight or more, advanced booking is essential to accommodate the unique needs of larger parties. Chapel Hill's commitment to providing tailored experiences extends to corporate groups, with the winery offering hosted experiences that can be customized to meet specific requirements. With its combination of pioneering viticulture, empathetic winemaking, and regional expression, Chapel Hill Winery remains a cornerstone of the McLaren Vale wine region, inviting guests to partake in its tradition of excellence that spans nearly two centuries.

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