Best Cellar Door Awards 2018
Chandon’s shooting star now has additional meaning… we’re the Yarra Valley’s STAR winery in the 2018 Gourmet Traveller WINE Best Cellar Door Awards.
The country’s leading wine writers scoured every region in search of star wineries, top tasting experiences and places that serve first-class food. In determining the winners, wineries were assessed on the quality of wine, staff knowledge and service, stemware, food, atmosphere, venue, location and how these factors combine for the complete Cellar Door experience.
In crowning Chandon the STAR winery for the Yarra Valley region, Jeni Port from Gourmet Traveller WINE commented:
“Haven’t been to Chandon? Now’s a good time to pay the French-owned sparkling winemaker a visit. Last year, Chandon’s French parents, Moët & Chandon, spent a tidy sum revitalising the Coldstream cellar door, creating an intimate lounge bar where guests can sit and enjoy a glass of sparkling, a restaurant and second floor private ‘wine immersion’ tasting rooms. The producer of some of the best sparklings in the country keeps refining its image, and it’s not just in bricks and mortar.
Last year senior winemaker Dan Buckle turned an in-house wine project, which involved an experimental sparkling infused with orange bitters, into the monster seller Chandon S. Production is set to increase to match the company’s highly successful sparkling rosé.
Although known as a sparkling maker, do not overlook the serious table wine offerings led by chardonnay and shiraz. Take advantage of the weekly Sunday School program with tastings and food and wine matches.”
Read more at Gourmet Traveller WINE here.