Samuel McWilliam, of irish descent, purchased land at the northern edge of Corowa and planted his first vines on the property in 1877. By the time he retired in 1891, he had built the foundation of a winery that would span over 135 years, passing through generations of his family.
In recent years, McWilliam’s has continued to grow in popularity and stature, while always retaining the vision and knowledge imparted by the founders.
Today, the family mantle is carried by sixth generation winemaker Scott McWilliam who stays true to the family’s winemaking philosophy which centres on sourcing quality fruit and creating wines that balance elegance and power.
McWILLIAM'S APPELLATION TUMARUMBA CHARDONNAY 2013, TUMBARUMBA, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
LCBO PRICE $29,95
The fruit for this wine is sourced from various vineyards that range in altitude from 800 to 500 metres above sea level in the region of the Tumbarumba wine appellation in New South Wales.
In the glass, it is a very pale yellow with silver hues.
On the nose, it boasts aromas of fresh lemon, a little grass, melted butter and wet stone.
On the palate, it is rich and yummy! The new oak is perfectly integrated allowing you to enjoy this beautiful Chardonnay. Zesty acidity and a generous fruity finish.
It is a perfect example of a cool climate Chardonnay!
Enjoy on its own or with a crispy fish cakes and a lovely garlicky aioli!
McWILLIAM'S APPELLATION CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012, HILLTOPS, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
The fruit for this wine is sourced from the cooler, high altitude sites situated along the Great Dividing Range in the Hilltops region of New South Wales.
In the glass, it is a dark ruby color with purple hues and inky legs.
Intense on the nose, it has beautiful aromas of toasted oak, tons of ripe red berry fruit, a little herb, x-mas spices and a touch of candied beets.
On the palate, it is dry and fruity! The aromas are well represented with the addition of a bit of menthol on the finish.
Enjoy with juicy rosemary bacon turkey burgers on the BBQ!