Lark Hill

New South Wales | Canberra District

James' 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 three degrees, including a double in wine science and viticulture through CSU, and the biodynamic certification of the vineyard. In 2011 Lark Hill purchased one of the two Ravensworth vineyards from Michael Kirk, with plantings of sangiovese, shiraz, viognier, roussanne and marsanne; they have renamed it Dark Horse, and manage it biodynamically, with NASAA cetification in '14.

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Winemaker Dr David, Sue and Chris Carpenter
Established 1978
Dozens 6000
Vineyards (area) 10.5 ha
Opening Hours Wed-Mon 10-5
Address 521 Bungendore Road, Bungendore, NSW 2621
Telephone (02) 6238 1393
Website www.larkhillwine.com.au