+61 2 4990 2904 4 Londons Road
Lovedale, 2325
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Capercaillie Wine Company was established in the Hunter Valley by Alasdair and Trish Sutherland in late 1995 when they built a small modern winery on an excellent 20 year old vineyard. Capercaillie's ambition is to remain a small, family owned business which is focused entirely upon the creation of premium quality wines. To enhance the range of individual Hunter Valley wines, Alasdair has chosen select parcels of grapes from other proven regions of Australia, creating exciting multi-area blends which highlight climatic and varietal differences. In the 10 years since the winery was established, Capercaillie has built a firm customer base in the domestic and export markets and has gained a reputation as a quality producer with many award winning wines. The regional blends and distinctive styles, combined with Alasdair's 30 years experience in the industry form an interesting and unique range of premium wines. The 5ha vineyard in Lovedale was originally planted in the late 1970s mainly to Chardonnay supplemented with a couple of acres of Gewürztraminer. In the late nineties Alasdair made the decision to replant a small portion of the ageing Chardonnay with approximately 1ha each of the two red varieties Read more »

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  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Capercaillie Sémillon Hunter Valley 2002


    I don't like white wine, just don't, so when my sister-in-law left half-a-bottle of this behind after New Year, I was going to pour it out. I'm so glad I didn't! I have now found a white wine I will drink! I might have only given it 4 stars, but it is such a revelation to me to find a white I will drink, I'm giving it 5. Pineapple just burst fro... Read More

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