Muscat and Muscadelle (Tokay) are as original to Australia as kangaroos. Nowhere else in the world are the grapes treated this way, and the Chambers’ family have been making wines in Rutherglen since 1858.
As there is no irrigation the vines, some 90 years old, produce low tonnages with wonderful concentrated flavour. This sweet wine is full of complex fruit flavours and once opened, does not deteriorate and will allow months of sipping pleasure. Serve as an aperitif or after dinner drink.
The unpretentious public face of this small family winery belies the fact that they produce some of the richest and most acclaimed wines in the world. Since arriving in Rutherglen, north eastern Victoria, six generations ago, the family has quietly gone about establishing a particularly enviable reputation for their fortified wines. Stephen Chambers is now making his own mark after taking over the winemaking role from his legendary father Bill Chambers OAM.
In 2019 their Old Vine Muscadelle received gold and the trophy for Best Commercial Muscadelle. Their Rutherglen Muscadelle received gold in the same Best Commercial Muscadelle category.