In 2003 Skillogalee acquired 30 hectares of vineyard adjoining the existing property. While this acquisition mainly expanded our supply of mature Riesling, Cabernet and Shiraz, there is a hectare of Chardonnay, which was planted over 30 years ago.
These grapes are allowed to reach optimum flavour ripeness before being harvested. The juice is fermented on medium solids in French Oak Hogsheads, adding further layers to the fruit characters and fresh acidity. During the wine’s maturation in barrel, lees are stirred daily to introduce textural creaminess to the palate.