Altitude range

Adelaide Hills Chardonnay has a reputation of excellence based on a regional style that is crisp and vibrant.

The Nepenthe Chardonnay is a great example of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, with minimalist winemaking techniques allowing the varietal and regional qualities to reflect in the wine. The fruit is sourced from two vineyards, situated at Lenswood and Echunga, each contribute unique nuances to the flavour profile of the wine. The Lenswood vineyard at a height of 510m is our coolest vineyard, producing fruit with fresh citrus and elegant structure. The Echunga vineyard, at a lower altitude and therefore warmer, imparts sweeter, tropical fruit.

Tasting notes
Press and Awards

Vintage 2013 -92 points
James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2016

Vintage 2012 – TOP 40 BEST BUY
Winestate Magazine May/June 2013

Vintage 2010 – 91 POINTS
James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2012

Vintage 2010 – SILVER
Royal Adelaide Wine Show

Vintage 2010 – WINE OF THE WEEK
90 /100- Huon Hooke, ‘Tastings’ – Sydney Morning Herald
“Excellent modern Australian Chardonnay” 8th Feb 2011

Vintage 2010 – 91 POINTS
Australian Gourmet Traveller – 100 Top New Releases “A restrained, fruit-driven Chardonnay with heaps of drinkability and a great price. The aromas are clean and simple, with herbal and melon but no obvious oaky notes, and grapefruit which builds on the palate. It’s soft delicate and intense.” Huon Hooke May 2011

Goes well with

Oily white fish
Light chicken dishes



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