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2022 Two Mile Hill Chardonnay RRP$75


The 2022 Two Mile Hill Chardonnay is a product of Karel Schaefer's passion for drinking the variety, a conversation started back in 2015 about planting some vines to satisfy the thirst. Karel & Family planted their first vines at Two Mile Hill in 2017 under our guidance, the site is on a 4 acre block with 3 different soil types & 3 varieties. The Chardonnay is planted on rich red volcanic soil with a south slightly west facing slope (clone i10V5) Its a very pretty block of chardonnay, this is the second vintage produced from Two Mile Hill, with exciting 2023s to be bottled in July & some excellent wines from 2024. It’s located 7km form Eastern Peake from which you can still see our vineyard & seems to be one/two weeks earlier than us with flowering & harvest dates. Farming is shared between Karel & ourselves under our guidance.


Thoughtful, relaxed & comfortable winemaking is applied here, same as all my chardonnay cuvées, whole bunch pressed, fermented with the vineyard & cellars naturally occurring indigenous yeasts in 300L hogs heads using a mix Siruge (French) & Stockinger (Austrian) cooperages, during élevage there is absolutely no racking, left on full solids with no interference with the lees, the wine always goes through full malolactic fermentation on its own, a small amount of sulphur post malo in December, racked from barrel 21/3/2023 to stainless tank no fining or filtering, bottled 20/10/2023 A small amount of sulphur pre estate bottling.


This beautiful site is really showing what its all about straight from the get go, a string of 4 vintages now showing that there is a bright future ahead for the wine coming off here. Having planted new chardonnay vines at Eastern Peake the anticipation is so high to see what happens with our young vines due to produced their 1st crop in a couple of years. 

2022 Two Mile Hill Chardonnay



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