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“Organically grown, fermented wild in barrel, 30% new oak, no mlf. This is a fresh, almost racy style; pears and citrus, grapefruit, all the juices dripping, the flesh too, it's all there. Cedar oak is apparent if you go looking but as we all know, it's rude to look and anyway the fruit is the champion here. What oak there is happy for the fruit to shine. It puts a smile on your face, this wine.”

93 Points | Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion, March 2023

The Chardonnay undergoes a full barrel ferment, and a wild ferment too. Springs Road use about 30% new French oak, the balance being one and two year-old barrels. Oak character is present but it doesn't overwhelm the wine. The wine is stopped from going through secondary fermentation (malolactic) to keep the nice crunchy acidity. 


Springs Road Wines has been owned and operated since 2016 by the owners of Battle of Bosworth Wines Joch Bosworth and Louise Hemsley-Smith. After taking the McLaren Vale based Battle of Bosworth winery crew on a mystery tour of Kangaroo Island at the end of the 2016 vintage, Joch was shopping for groceries in the regional town of Kingscote when he happened upon a sales advertisement for Springs Road vineyards. After recognising the vineyards potential, the property was bought and the rest is history.

The vineyard is on a special site in a very special place. It has a unique combination of relatively low rainfall, low soil fertility and a moderate maritime climate which results in low yielding vines producing highly coloured and intensely flavoured wines. We have approximately 11 acres of Shiraz, just under 11 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and just about 3 acres of Chardonnay planted at Springs Road. These Kangaroo Island vineyards are a perfect fit for us in their pristine location on an island which is certified GMO free.

Joch has continued with his organic ways which began in his vineyards in Willunga and Springs Road is undergoing conversion to certified organic viticulture.


Grape Variety Chardonnay
Closure Screwcap
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Springs Road
SKU BB5122