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Clyde Park

Clyde Park

Fine wine and magnificent views are what you can expect from the Clyde Park vineyard. Its location on the truly unique hills surrounding the Moorabool River, 30km north of Geelong, places Clyde Park at the forefront of cool-climate viticulture.

The history of Clyde Park and the Bannockburn region dates back to the 1800s, when the area was first explored. The site was first developed around 1837 by a group known as The Clyde Company. It was thought that these partners had come from the lowlands of Scotland, not far from the River Clyde. Their close proximity to the river was where the name, The Clyde Company, originated from. This group of settlers thus named the land and its surroundings, Clyde Park.

The vineyard was established in 1979 with small plantings of pinot noir and chardonnay. With the addition of further plantings of shiraz, sauvignon blanc and pinot gris, the vineyard was developed extensively and now boasts an area of 13 hectares under vine. In 2001, the new winery and production facility was completed to accommodate these expansions with the goal of producing super-premium, boutique-style wine.

Viticulturally, the site produces low yields of premium fruit. This, combined with expert cool-climate winemaking techniques, produces wines of great complexity, exemplifying a perfect balance of acids and fruit.

The vineyard is meticulously maintained to provide fruit of optimum quality.

The vines are hand pruned, trained and harvested. Ongoing vine trellising and canopy management innovations continue to fine-tune the vineyard to produce grapes with maximum flavour concentration. All fruit used in Clyde Park’s wine is 100 per cent estate grown.

Clyde Park has won many accolades, including a gold medal and trophy for Best Chardonnay at Le Concours des Vins, as well as receiving the VIC100 award for its Block D Pinot Noir. In addition to this, Clyde Park’s Block F College Pinot Noir received 97 points from James Halliday, which is no surprise, as Clyde Park was rated as a 5-star winery in the 2016 Australian Wine Companion. Visit the cellar door to experience these exceptional wines for yourself or view its Facebook page for more information on upcoming events and promotions.

Tasting Notes

2018 Clyde Park Rosé
⇐ 2018 Rosé

This estate-grown rosé is blended from a range of clones and soil types within Clyde Park’s vineyard. With strawberry and cream aromas on the nose, this wine has floral characteristics, as well as hints of musk and spice. The palate is soft and textural, with enough acidity and structure to ensure the wine can be enjoyed with food or on its own.

2017 Clyde Park Pinot Noir
⇐ 2017 Pinot Noir

This wine reflects the diverse complexity of the site’s varying aspects and soil types. This pinot noir exhibits power and presence on the palate, while the bouquet comprises aromas of lifted rose petal and red fruits, as well as spice, savoury elements and mineral undertones.

2017 Clyde Park Block D Pinot Noir
⇐ 2017 Block D Pinot Noir

Planted in 1998, Block D is situated on a steep south-facing slope consisting of dark-brown volcanic clay loams at its top and black clay loams towards its bottom. Taken from the middle section of this low-yielding block, this wine was fermented with 25 per cent whole-bunch grapes and matured for nine months with 20 per cent new French oak.

2017 Clyde Park Block F Pinot Noir
⇐ 2017 Block F Pinot Noir

First planted in 1986 and again in 1988, Block F is a small 0.7-hectare block planted high on a gentle north-facing slope that is rich in basalt and black clay. This wine was fermented with 20 per cent whole-bunch grapes and matured for nine months with 25 per cent new French oak. This elegant wine has a brilliant purity of fruit, a hint of five-spice, and masculine power.

VISITOR’S GUIDE

 

Getting There
2490 Midland Highway,
Bannockburn

Contact Details
Tel: (03) 5281 7274
Email: info@clydepark.com.au
Website: www.clydepark.com.au

Cellar Door
Open 11:00am–5:00pm daily. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday

Restaurant
Open for lunch daily

Weddings & Functions
Max 250 seated/400 cocktail

Accommodation
No

Additional Features

Online wine sales, special events, Club Clyde, Pop Up Party Catering for weddings, engagements, birthday parties, corporate events and functions, and live music on Sundays