Gibbston Valley, Canberra District

The first area of Central Otago to be planted with vines, the coolest of the sub-regions with the latest harvests of Pinot Noir in the region.
Although winemaking started 160 years ago in Canberra District, the viticulture of this region was revived in the 1970s. Situated in the wider area of southern New South Wales, surrounding Australian Capital Territory, the region is famous for their Shiraz and Rieslings due to their cool climate. Canberra District wine region was granted GI (Geographical Indication) in 1998 although the district was home to very few vineyards at that time. Today, wineries such as Clonakilla and Ravensworth have paved the way for putting Canberra District on the map as an up- and-coming wine region to watch in Australia.

Located about 150 kilometers inland from the Pacific Ocean, the vineyards are on lands of varying altitudes ranging from 300-800 meters which causes variation in temperature and soil types. The climate of Canberra District can be described as having a continental climate, which is characterized by big differences in temperature during the day and night. The region is capable of producing some of the nations finest Shiraz and Riesling.
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  1. RAVENSWORTH SANGIOVESE 2019
    This wine has become a massive favourite over the last few vintages, and has a tendency to sell out. The 2019 vintage was a little trickier than the last few but sangiovese loves difficult conditions, makeing it more characterful for sure ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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  2. RAVENSWORTH RIESLING 2019
    Sourced from three vineyards in the Murrumbateman. Citrus again, white peach, grapefruit with hints of anise spice and flowers, more generous than the last few years but still the thrilling acidity and green apple crunch. ... Learn More
  3. CLONAKILLA HILLTOPS SHIRAZ 2018
    This Shiraz is made from grapes selected from five vineyards in the Hilltops District around Young on the South Western slopes of New South Wales. Aromas of red and black berries with hints of tobacco, anise and spice. Medium-full bodied ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Tyson Stelzer
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  4. CLONAKILLA HILLTOPS SHIRAZ 2017
    This Shiraz is made from grapes selected from five vineyards in the Hilltops District around Young on the South Western slopes of New South Wales. Aromas of red and black berries with hints of tobacco, anise and spice. Medium-full bodied ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Tyson Stelzer
  5. CLONAKILLA RIESLING 2019
    Murrumbateman’s cool, continental climate and decomposed granite soils are perfectly suited to Riesling. The weather leading up to vintage 2019 was marked by lower than average rainfall in winter and spring. Things were just starting to look seriously dry when ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
  6. RAVENSWORTH SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2018
    The Ravensworth Shiraz Viognier has become one of the most sought after wines in Canberra, owner/winemaker Bryan Martin now consistently producing a wine of glorious complexity from his home grown fruit. Bryan's Shiraz is Northern Rhone Valley inspired, with ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  7. VALLI GIBBSTON VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2017
    VALLI is the personal vocation of pioneering winemaker Grant Taylor. Grant’s name is synonymous with Otago Pinot Noir. He has been crafting wines there since 1993 when there were only 20 ha planted – today there are over 2000. Grant founded VALLI in 1998 ... Learn More
  8. CLONAKILLA SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2018
    This is a truly glorious wine that draws you back again and again to explore the wealth of red fruit flavours, and the majesty of its textures and flavours. It has a super complex array of white and black peppers, ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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    Campbell Mattinson
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