Wine-making

At Canobolas~Smith we take an artisanal approach to wine-making.  No compromises are made at any stage of the process.  All fruit is picked in small batches at optimal ripeness and carefully sorted before processing.  We take great care to allow the wines to reflect both the vineyard and the season as much as possible, whilst maintaining a certain “house style”.  Only the finest French oak is used during maturation and flavour is retained as much as possible through minimal use of fining and filtration.

The Vineyard

The vineyard was established between 1986 and 1988 and is comprised of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. All the vines are unirrigated, close-planted, hand pruned and hand picked to optimise fruit quality.