THE CHAPEL NEWSTEAD - see link
CELLAR DOOR currently closed - Future open days to be advised
Lake Cairn Curran Vineyard is a historic rural property located on the banks of the Loddon River at Welshman’s Reef, near Castlemaine, in the south of the Bendigo Region of Central Victoria.
Recognised as "one of the top cool climate producers in this region" (Wine Bank,Bendigo 2008), our wines are Estate and Organically grown.
The 4.5 Hectare Vineyard was established in 1987 at ‘Park Hill’, the original homestead of the Tarrengower Run (C1840), and grapes were sold to Hanging Rock for sparkling wines. In 1999 the Ferguson family purchased the historic property to produce Estate grown wines from the mature vines and to establish Shiraz grapes renowned in Central Victoria.
Since 2003 we have produced premium cool climate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz wines under our Lake Cairn Curran Vineyard label. Our table wines are typically elegant style with lively fruit and discrete quality oak influence, expressing prominent varietal and individual character. Building on the vineyard's sparkling pedigree, we now produce our own bubbles -
our new release '08
is a dry apertif style Chardonnay / Pinot Noir produced by the French methode tradtionale.
Our current release wines (all award winners) also include our 2008 Chardonnay & Shiraz wines (both achieving a 4.5 rating in Halliday's 2011 Australian Wine Companion' as well as rated "special value for money")
We also have limited stocks of our 2005 'Sur Lees' Chardonnay (rated 92/100 in Halliday's 2008 Australian Wine Companion') & 2006 Pinot Noir, also award winners. See our Tasting Notes for details of the style and sensory characteristics of the current release wines.
You can order our wines by faxing or posting our Order Form, by telephone or email.
VISIT OUR CELLAR DOOR AT THE VINEYARD
Our recently renovated mudbrick winery cellar door adjoins the Cairn Curran Reservoir and overlooks the picturesque
Loddon River valley and lake with its seasonal variations. We are only open BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT, except for a few open days and events each year. Please contact us should you wish to arrange a wine tasting session or private booking in our cellar room (gourmet tasting platters, light meals & wines by the glass or bottle available for groups by arrangement). Details of our cellar door openings are notified to our mailing list customers, or watch this space!
Our next public openings are advertised above or please contact us for further details.
We are off the beaten track midway between Maldon and Newstead in the heart of the tourist 'golden triangle' of Maldon, Daylesford and Castlemaine. See our Location Map.
We only enter a few shows for benchmarking and are proud that we have won awards for each vintage under our new label: 2008 Daylesford Show - Bronze medals for all of our 2006 wines: Sparkling 'Blanc de blanc', 'Wild Yeast' Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Shiraz wines: 2007 Royal Melbourne Wine show - Bronze medal for 2005 ‘Sur Lees’ Chardonnay, 2006 Ballarat Wine Show - Bronze medals for 2005 Chardonnay & 2005 ‘Sur Lees’ Chardonnay, 2006 Daylesford Show - Bronze medal for 2005 ‘Sur Lees’ Chardonnay 2006 Winewise ‘Small Vignerons Awards’ Bronze medal for 2004 Chardonnay 2005 Winewise ‘Small Vignerons Awards’ Bronze medal for 2003 Chardonnay
THE CHAPEL NEWSTEAD
WE HAVE SOLD OUR SELF-CONTAINED ACCOMMODATION AT 17 LYONS STREET NEWSTEAD
We sincerely thank our guests over the past 7 years who have enjoyed staying, often returned and recommended this special historic accommodation.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE ACCOMMODATION SERVICES STILL UNDER OUR BUSINESS NAME 'THE CHAPEL NEWSTEAD'
MORE TO FOLLOW
If you would like to join our Mailing List we can keep you updated with our wine releases, special offers and details of our cellar door openings and events. Your details will not be supplied to anyone else.
We hope that you will enjoy Lake Cairn Curran Vineyard wines
Cheers, Ross and Sarah