- Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier
"The south facing 12 acre vineyard – located in the sleepy picturesque and biscuit-coloured Murrumbateman landscape – is planted on sandy clay loams over friable clays. The need to be different during the 1980s boutique winery boom moved Clonakilla away from the mainstream in 1986 and into the unproven but tantalising marriage potential and astounding nuances of Viognier as a co-factor in the vinification of Shiraz. This is a supreme example of where generosity of spirit as much as vineyard site and winemaking practice inextricably weaves through the wine. The perfumed, sensuous, Clonakilla style is essentially about “fruit leading the wood”. It is a highly aromatic wine with ginger, white pepper, apricot fruit, some savoury French oak nuances and fine slinky/boney tannins."Andrew Caillard MW
5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion, "the quality of wines is exceptional" - James Halliday
2013 Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year (Tim Kirk)
"new benchmark for cooler-climate Australian Shiraz, and a serious rival for the classiest Côte-Rôtie." - Max Allen, Decanter Magazine 2002 (re: Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier)
"The indefatigable Tim Kirk, with an inexhaustible thirst for knowledge, is the winemaker and manager of this family winery founded by his father, scientist Dr John Kirk. It is not at all surprising that the quality of the wines is exceptional, especially the Shiraz Viognier, which has paved the way for numerous others, but remains the icon. Demand for the wines outstrips supply..." - James Halliday
"Clonakilla is a small, family winery dedicated to making distinctive, handcrafted wines. Our wines are made in limited quantities and can be a little hard to find. They are worth the search. We make a range of wines, but our speciality is wines made from two varieties which have their original home in the Northern Rhone valley in France: Syrah (Shiraz in Australia) and Viognier. Our flagship is a Shiraz Viognier blend."- Clonakilla
Gift Packaging for single 750mL bottles
Any bottle of wine from our range can become a gift with our wrapping options and cards...
Single Gift Box $4
Available in White, Gold or Silver.
Single Gift Box with Lid $6.50
Available in Gloss Black, Gloss Red or Recycled Matt.
Timber Box with Straw $15
The wooden presentation box with straw insulation and perspex lid is the ideal way to dress up that special bottle of wine.
Please note timber boxes are not permitted to be exported overseas due to custom quarantine laws. Also, certain champagne bottles and bottles of irregular shape may not be able to fit into the timber box. We will let you know prior to shipping if this happens and present you with other options.
Small Gift Card Attachment $1.50
Customise your wine delivery with a hand written card. Please keep message to 25 words or less.