Chalkers Crossing's Rockleigh Vineyard was planted in 1996-97, and is supplemented by purchased grapes from Tumbarumba. Winemaker Celine Rousseau was born in France's Loire Valley, trained in Bordeaux and has worked in Bordeaux, Champagne, Languedoc, Margaret River and the Perth Hills. This Flying Winemaker (now an Australian citizen) has exceptional skills and dedication. In 2012 she was appointed general manager as well as winemaker. In '16 her '14 Shiraz won multiple trophies at a number of shows. Exports to the UK, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Thailand, Hong Kong and China.
Our wine varieties include Riesling, Semillon. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo from grapes grown on our vineyards in the Hilltops Region and Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay produced from grapes grown for us in the Tumbarumba Region of New South Wales. All of our wines are made at the Chalkers Crossing Winery on the Grenfell Road Young.
"It is important to me that when you drink Chalkers Crossing wine you get a true sense of
of the terroir of our vineyards in the NSW regions of Tumbarumba and Hilltops"
Celine Rousseau - Winemaker, Chalkers Crossing