Lark Hill

New South Wales | Canberra District

Our Review

The Lark Hill vineyard is situated at an altitude of 860m, offering splendid views of the Lake George escarpment. The Carpenters have made wines of real quality, style and elegance from the start, but have defied all the odds (and conventional thinking) with the quality of their pinot noirs in favourable vintages. Significant changes have come in the wake of son Christopher gaining 3 degrees – including a double in wine science and viticulture through CSU – and the organic/biodynamic certification of the vineyard and wines in 2003. Lark Hill planted the first grüner veltliner in Australia in '05 and in '11 purchased 1 of the 2 Ravensworth vineyards from Michael Kirk, with plantings of sangiovese, shiraz, viognier, roussanne and marsanne. -JAMES HALLIDAY

Details

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Winemaker Dr David Carpenter, Sue Carpenter and Chris Carpenter
Established 1978
Dozens 6000
Vineyards (area) 12 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Thurs-Mon 11-4
Address 31 Joe Rocks Road, Bungendore, NSW 2621
Telephone (02) 6238 1393
Website www.larkhill.wine