A bright, tropical style of Chardonnay with a slight creaminess and fine acid structure. Fresh and vibrant, this Chardonnay epitomizes the quality of the Byrne family Riverland vineyards.
The grapes are picked in the cool of the night to retain the vibrant fruit characters, and immediately crushed and fermented in stainless steel.
Having originally grown grapes for other major wineries, Byrne Vineyards started producing its own wines from the estate vineyards in 2008. It has gone from strength to strength winning many accolades.
Woolpunda originates from a beautiful vineyard with breathtaking views once used for sheep farming – the word Punda means water.
Delicate straw in colour, with a fragrant honeydew melon and perfumed citrus blossom aromas lead to consistent flavours of melon and stone fruits providing a mouth filling palate with a lingering finish.
About the Producer
Byrne Vineyards has resulted from three generations of hard toil in the vineyards. In 1963, Eric and Romla Byrne purchased the Devlin’s Pound property near Overland Corner in South Australia and planted this limestone based vineyard to a range of grape varieties, most notably Shiraz, Cabernet and Chardonnay.
In 1995 they acquired the Morgan (Scotts Creek) vineyard which was established by then owners Penfold’s, under the guidance of Max Schubert, during the 1970s. Due its close proximity to the Barossa, excellent limestone soils and ideal climate these vineyards were for premium wine production.
Eric and Romla’s sons Rob and Terry Byrne are now joined by Rob’s daughter Petria and have continued the family passion for wine, vineyards and viticulture, Winemaker Peter Gajewski brings a wealth of experience to his role including a term as senior winemaker at Penfolds.