M. Chapoutier Australia

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M. Chapoutier Australia is the eponymous offshoot of the famous Rhone Valley producer. The business focuses on vineyards in the Pyrenees, Heathcote and Beechworth, with collaboration from Ron Laughton of Jasper Hill and Rick Kinzbrunner of Giaconda. After first establishing a vineyard in Heathcote adjacent to Jasper Hill (see La Pleiade), Chapoutier purchased the Malakoff Vineyard in the Pyrenees to create Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier (the Terlato & Chapoutier joint venture was established in 2000; Terlato still owns 50% of the Malakoff Vineyard). In 2009 Michel Chapoutier purchased two neighbouring vineyards, Landsborough Valley and Shays Flat; all these are now fully owned by Domaine Tournon. (Domaine Tournon consists of Landsborough and Shays Flat Estates in the Pyrenees and Lady's Lane Estate in Heathcote.) Exports to all major markets.


Winemaker Michel Chapoutier
Established 1998
Dozens 10 000
Vineyards (area) 50 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 141-143 High Street, Heathcote, Vic 3523
Telephone (03) 5433 2411
Website www.mchapoutieraustralia.com