Gallagher Wines, is located at Jeir, (near Murrumbateman) and is run by Greg and Libby Gallagher. Recently their daughter, Lauren, has joined the team.
Over the last forty years Greg has been involved in premium wine production in Australia’s best wine regions. He was the Senior Winemaker for Taltarni and Clover Hill from 1978 to 1998 and the winemaker of the Charles Sturt University Winery from 1999 to 2004. He has also has made wine in the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Mildura and Rutherglen and Greg also has experience in France, the USA and New Zealand.
Greg has won many national and international awards for the wines he has made, including the LA Times award for “Best Cabernet”, the New York Wine Experience award for “Best International Red Wine”, and the Decanter (UK) award for the “Best Rhone and Rhone Style Wine”. Greg has also been awarded the trophies for Best Sparkling Wine in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
After looking at the established quality areas for premium grape production in South Australia, Victoria and NSW, Greg & Libby Gallagher established a vineyard in Jeir (between Hall – Murrumbateman) area of the Canberra District in 1995. The quality of the fruit being produced and the unrecognised potential of the region convinced them that the future would see the Canberra District recognised for premium wine production.
In the 18 years Greg has been in the Canberra District he has won trophies for the Gallagher Shiraz (Best Shiraz, Best Dry Red and Champion Wine of Show), the Gallagher Blanc de Blancs (Best Sparkling Wine, Champion Wine of Show) and the Gallagher Riesling (Best Dry White).
The Gallagher Riesling has won the ‘Top Gold’ at 2 of the last 3 Canberra District Wine Shows and was rated by Australia’s top wine critic, James Halliday, as amongst the best in Australia with a 96 point award for the 2011.
On the 13th October 2017 the 2017 Gallagher Riesling was awarded 4 Trophies at the Canberra International Riesling Competition. Judged against over 500 Rieslings from Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France and North America, the 2017 Gallagher Riesling was awarded: –
Best Riesling – Canberra District
Best Riesling – Australia
Best Dry Riesling – World Class
Champion Riesling – World Class
Greg and Libby are building a reputation for premium wines, using the best fruit from their own vineyards and some selected growers in the district. Greg has the proven ability and experience to ensure the wines will be amongst the finest examples of the styles.
The philosophy of winemaking at Gallagher Wines is to ensure all wines are made around a ‘core’ of fruit flavour as the heart of every wine. The aromas will give the first indication of the flavour, showing the richness and vibrancy of the fruit. The palate is balanced with the flavours being rich and persistent and have a matching texture to enhance and compliment the flavour. The overall enjoyment of good wine is the combination, in a seamless whole, of aroma, flavour and texture that is satisfying, balanced and built around the flavours of the premium fruit.
|NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES ALLOWED|
|Open Thursday – Monday 10am – 5pm|
|2770 Dog Trap Rd Jeir NSW 2582|