McLaren Vale, South Australia
Chapel Hill Winery in McLaren Vale was built on the site of the Seaview Chapel and school house. The 1865 ironstone Chapel proudly stands today and is an integral feature of the tasting room. Planting of the vineyard commenced in 1972 and the first vintage was in 1975.
Michael Fragos is the CEO and winemaker at Chapel Hill. He has twice been awarded “Best Winemaker in the World” by the International Wine Competition in London. He now manages both the business and the winemaking together with winemaker Bryan Richards and Viticulturist Rachel Steer.
Fruit is sourced from premium vineyard regions like McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Pathaway and Eden Valley. The result is always balanced, full-flavoured and generous in the glass. “The purity and balance expressed in our wines is inspired by a deep respect for our land and vines”, Michael Fragos says.
The beautiful Chapel Hill vineyard boasts elevation, ancient rocks, contoured plantings, moderating sea breezes and beautiful views across Gulf St Vincent.