The Wootton vineyard plantings began in 1988. Varieties grown have been selected carefully as those able to tolerate the harsh summer conditions of the region. Our fruit is hand picked and winemaking is done with minimal chemical additives applied by Steve Attkins & David Hooke, the winemakers.
Typically the whites are harvested late January and the reds early March. Reds are fermented in traditional open fermenters and hand plunged regularly for approx 2 week prior to filtering in preparation for tank storage in stainless steel. When oak characters are desired French oak is preferred.
Our sparkling wine is brut style that is crisp & light and very drinkable! A Pinot Chardonnay sparkling wine suitable for any celebration. From much experience we highly recommend Sparkling Lily with Wallis Lake natural oysters with a spritz of lime and pepper....yum!!!
A favourite of many this light sweet wine is very easy on the pallet. A sweet blend of white wine that is delicious on its own and compliments spicy Thai dishes particularly well.
This is a blend of fruit that didn’t make it to the varietal wines as demanded by many of our customers.
Now for something completely different to the other whites in our range. The crisp citrus tropical flavours make this blend a very refreshing wine.
Please remove the Dragonfly Rose from the wine list.
Lively, fruity and fresh with light citrus zest this is a great drinking wine. Lovely floral aromas distinctive of a Verdelho.
This wine is made from a blend of both Wootton and Upper Hunter fruit. Hand picked, stored in stainless steel and bottled under stelvin.
A very versatile food wine - I havent found anything that doesn’t go with Verdelho yet! Pork works exceptionally well for us.
This Merlot is made from Hunter fruit and has been stored in French oak barrels for approx 6 months. This is a mouth filling, fruity Merlot which is drinking nicely now and will continue to develop with further cellaring.
Its been a while but we have finally made another one….the sweet red made from Chambourcin. Lightly chilled….or not, this wine is for those that enjoy sweet red wine that is very easy drinking.
This blend works so well together and makes for a well balanced wine with good fruit flavours balanced with soft tannin. A good red with anything from the BBQ or a nice winter roast.
A light sweet late picked Semillon dessert wine. An uncomplicated dessert wine this goes exceptionally well with fruit based desserts or alternatively with a big blue cheese!
This has been described as “liquid caramel”. Nice warmth yet not too rich and heavy as some ports can be. Surprisingly and scarily drinkable – it walks out the door by the truckload…so something works here!