Collector Wines, founded by Alex McKay in 2005, is renowned for its cool climate Shiraz and a variety of other wines like Riesling, Chardonnay, and emerging varieties such as Pinot Meunier and Fiano. The winery's Marked Tree Red Shiraz was even named NSW Wine of the Year. Collector Wines showcases the unique terroir of the Canberra District.
The winery's offerings are a blend of traditional Canberra District styles and innovative techniques. Alex McKay, the winemaker, has an intimate knowledge of the region and focuses on crafting wines that express their varietal and place. Collector Wines has consistently received accolades at regional and national wine shows.
The Cellar Door at Collector Wines is currently undergoing renovations and is expected to reopen in late 2023. When open, it offers a cosy experience, whether you're tasting by the fire in winter or exploring the garden in summer. The Cellar Door is located in the historic Old Collector Inn and offers breathtaking views of Lake George.
Visitors can also explore Some Cafe next door and take home some handmade pottery by Kate McKay Ceramics. Exclusive wines like the Tiger Tiger Chardonnay and Marked Tree Red Shiraz are available in limited quantities.
You can expect the following from a tasting at Collector: