Lerida Estate

New South Wales | Canberra District

James' Review

Lerida Estate owes a great deal to the inspiration of Dr Edgar Riek; it is planted immediately to the south of Edgar's former Lake George vineyard. Lerida is planted mainly to pinot noir, with pinot gris, chardonnay, shiraz, merlot and cabernet franc and viognier also on site. Michael and Tracey McRoberts purchased Lerida in 2017, and significant expansion is underway. They have leased a 20-year-old shiraz 4ha vineyard in the heart of Murrumbateman, and shiraz has overtaken pinot noir as the predominant variety produced. The Glen-Murcutt-designed winery, barrel room, cellar door and restaurant has spectacular views over Lake George. Exports to China.

About

Nestled at the foot of the Cullerin Range at Lake George, Lerida Estate is dedicated to making distinctive, world class, wines that represent the unique and beautiful site on which they are grown. Through the combination of cutting edge vineyard management, meticulous winemaking, a magnificent cool climate site and our spectacular Glenn Murcutt designed winery, Lerida Estate strives to provide a welcoming and memorable visitor experience to stand alongside our exceptional wines.

Lerida Estate is the manifestation of a long-held passion to make outstanding Pinot Noir. The selection of Lerida as a vineyard site was influenced by the work of Dr. Edgar Riek at, next-door, Lake George Wines. Favouring wild yeast fermentation and naturally ripened bunch tannins, Edgar succeeded in making some of the greatest New World Pinots we have seen.

With Edgar's experience in mind we aspire to produce world class Pinot Noir, made from low-yielding vines with elegant, secondary flavours using wild yeast and minimal intervention. The best of Australian Pinot Noir fruit with French-style elegance, complexity and structure.

Beyond Pinot Noir we also grow Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz. Shiraz also produces fantastic fruit from our site, although tremendous demand requires us to seek fruit from growers in the broader Canberra District. We select our growers with a view to sourcing fruit that complements that grown on our site and we value the relationships we have with some of the best grape producers in the region.

Specialities

Pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot gris, viognier, merlot, cabernet franc, shiraz.

Cellar Door

Hours

7 days a week from 10am-5pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Food

Information

Café Lerida commenced trading in 2006 and has built up a loyal following over the years. With a full-time chef on hand the restaurant serves a great range of dishes to suit different tastes, food preferences and budgets. Whether you are looking for a quick coffee and snack, a three course lunch or plan to graze and sip the afternoon away we have you covered.

Sit by the open fire in the winter, or in the courtyard overlooking the vineyard and Lake George in the warmer months. On Sundays bring some family, friends or colleagues to enjoy the live music between 12.30 – 3.00.

We look forward to welcoming you to Café Lerida when next you want to have a great dining experience.

Cuisine

Modern Australian

Hours

7 days a week from 10am until 5pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

RETAIL
Canberra & Region: Cellar door, restaurants, independent bottle shops, Vintage Cellars, 1st Choice, Dan Murphy’s, Woolworths and BWS stores.
Sydney: Restaurants & bottle shops - including independent bottles shops and Vintage Cellars, 1st Choice and Dan Murphy’s stores. Also some corporate wine suppliers.
Via our Online Shop.

WHOLESALE
Canberra: Direct Sales. Sales Representative is Dee Ann Jacobs on 0488 446 511
Sydney: Direct Sales. Sales Representative is Wayne McAuliffe 0420 363 004

EXPORTS
Exports to China.

Details

Rating
Winemaker Luke Steele
Established 1997
Dozens 6000
Vineyards (area) 12 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address The Vineyards, Old Federal Highway, Lake George, NSW 2581
Telephone (02) 4848 0231
Website www.leridaestate.com.au