SINCLAIR’S GULLY ADELAIDE HILLS WINE AND SPARKLING SPECIALIST
With our four handcrafted sparkling wines now rated over 91 points by James Halliday, we have one of the Hills’ largest sparkling ranges and are fast becoming regarded as the Hill’s sparkling specialist.Our sparkling range is complimented with our cool climate Adelaide Hills sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot noir, our Barossa shiraz and McLaren Vale grenache.
Passionate about our wine, the Delaneys’ believe the secret to producing a great wine starts in the vineyard. We tend our vines by hand and have a strong focus on soil health, using a combination of biodynamic methods and native grasses in our vineyard to encourage beneficial insects, ensuring the vineyard remains in balance with nature. The wines produced display great fruit expression and cleanliness, reflecting the unique site specific characteristics.
We have been recognised within the tourism industry for our innovative wine and ecotourism experiences, being inducted into the State Tourism Hall of Fame, after winning 8 state tourism awards and 2 regional awards in the categories of Tourism Winery, Ecotourism and Excellence in Sustainable Tourism over the past 5 years.
Sinclair’s Gully offers visitors an insight to the importance of the endangered candlebark ecosystem occurring on our property by showing visitors the bush care work we have completed over the past 13 years. Discussions with Sue and Sean on the biodynamic practices in the vineyard and the sustainable land and business practices provides an out of the ordinary cellar door experience. Wandering through 150 species of native plants and 66 species of birds on a guided wine and wildflower walk in our sanctuary during spring, watching the black cockatoos fly through the candlebark forest at dusk at a summer twilight tasting, or just sitting back on the deck with a glass of wine and a platter offers visitors a very personal and unique Australian wine and ecotourism experience.
2013 Unwooded Chardonnay – 90 points
Clean, light bright colour with green tinge, shows good attention to detail in winemaking.
Fruity nose, quality fruit on palate. Screw cap. 13˚alc. Drink young and cold
2015 Sauvignon Blanc – 91 points
Lively, fresh, clean and fruitful character. All you could ask for in an Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc.
Vibrant passion fruit, gooseberry and red delicious apples. Good purity with natural mineral acidity.
Screw cap. 13˚alc. Drink young and cold
2013 Wooded Chardonnay – 93 points
With aromas of pear, citrus and biscuit, this complex wine shows absolutely pristine varietal definition.
Deep, concentrated palate with crisp finish and lingering orchard fruit, showing great balance and elegance.
Screw cap. 13.5˚alc. Drink now to 2020
2013 Manna Fortified Chardonnay – new release
With a fragrant cumquat nose and a distinctive spicy pear palate, accentuated by the new French oak ,
this fortified wine displays a morish sweetness without being over the top.
Screw cap. 19 ˚alc. Drink now to forever
2014 Sparkling ‘Susanne Joy’ – new release
Handcrafted Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier “correct method” sparkling.Pinot Meunier was left on
skins and plunged to provide the characteristic party pink colour. Hand disgorged in small batches
this wine displays a fine persistent bead with strawberry fruit and a lingering creamy finish.13.5˚alc.
Drink now to 2018
2013 Sparkling Chardonnay ‘Talia’ – 91 points James Halliday 2013
The fruit for this wine was sourced entirely from our Norton Summit vineyard. This blanc de blanc is pale
straw in colour and has a super fine bead . Wine displays apple and citrus notes followed by long lingering
dry finish. Beautifully balanced, this recently disgorged wine will continue to develop on lees over the next
10 years.. 13.5˚alc. Drink to 2018
2010 Sparkling ‘Rubida’ – 91 points James Halliday 2013
Handcrafted using traditional methods, this French style sparkling displays delicate strawberry and
apple, fine bead with biscuity highlights developed from an extended time on lees.13.5˚alc.
Drink now to 2018
2009 Sparkling Shiraz ‘Kyle’ – 92 points James Halliday 2013
Sourced entirely from premium cool climate Adelaide Hills Shiraz vineyards. This wine displays
powerful black berry notes and is finely balanced to deliver a dry, smooth berries and cream finish.
13.5˚alc. Drink to 2022
2014 Pinot Noir – new release
A medium bodied wine with a fragrant cherry and strawberry nose. Predominately a fruit driven style
with plum and spice on the palette, this wine displays great pinosity and will continue to evolve in the bottle.Screwcap.13.5˚alc. Drink now or cellar to 5 yrs
2014 Grenache Grumpy Old Bastard – new release
Sourced entirely from a small flood plain block in McLaren Flat, these old vines produce fruit of exceptional
character. Handpicked, hand plunged and aged in new French Oak Puncheons the wine displays fragrant
strawberry notes with silky tannin’s and a hint of cinnamon. Screwcap.14˚alc. Drink now or cellar to 10 yrs
2012 Shiraz – new release
Our friend Ron Liebich in the Barossa has done it again with the 2012 Shiraz. This wine displays big
bold, mouth drying, black cherry, plum and chocolate. The extended period on seasoned oak has
provided a concentration of fruit character and developed tannin which will particularly appeal to
old school Shiraz fans. Screwcap. 15.5˚alc. Drink now or cellar for up to 10 years
2008 Sparkling ‘Rubida’ – NOT FOR TASTING – 94 points James Halliday 2013
JAMES HALLIDAYS BEST SPARKLING WINES FOR 2012
Handcrafted using traditional methods, this French style sparkling was basket pressed and barrel fermented before bottle fermentation. Hand disgorged in small batches by Sean here at Sinclair’s Gully, this pale salmon peach wine displays delicate strawberry and apple, fine bead with biscuity highlights developed from an extended time on lees.13.5˚alc.