GlenAyr was established in 1975 as a pioneer vineyard in the Coal River Valley and has proven an ideal location for the production of exceptional cool climate wines. It is situated on one of the oldest farming properties in Australia and dates back to the 1820's. In the 1850's the leader of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, George Loveless lived and worked on the property as a convict. This elegant and well balanced Chardonnay is a result of perfect grape growing conditions combined with the careful use of French oak and partial malo-lactic fermentation. Enjoy now or cellar for years to come. A complex premium Chardonnay that is layered and lengthy. Outstanding value.
Coal River Valley
The StrathAyr property on which GlenAyr vineyard is situated is one of the oldest farming properties in Australia with our office dating back to the 1820’s. George Loveless who was the leader of the Tolpuddle Martyrs lived as a convict on the property in the 1850’s. The Tolpuddle Martyrs were transported to Australia for attempting to form a union and huge protests in England ensured their sentences were rescinded after only two years. The cottage George Loveless lived in is now our office and the 1850’s built oast house next to it is the oldest hop kiln in Australia and features on our label. Keeping up the pioneering traditions, the GlenAyr Vineyard was planted in 1975 and was only the second vineyard planted in the Coal River Valley. The original old vines still produce fruit for many of our wines today and are one of the reasons we can consistently produce quality complex wines.