Greg and Libby Gallagher own and manages the family winery, Gallagher Wines at Jeir (near Murrumbateman).
Greg, along with daughter Lauren, also act as both winemaker and consultant for over twelve other wineries in the region and neighbouring areas.
At Gallagher Wines we look to make wines of the highest quality for genuine wine lovers to enjoy.
2017 Riesling winning four Trophies
Our most recent success came with the 2017 Riesling winning four Trophies in the International Riesling Challenge – including “The Best Riesling – Internationally“. The 2017 Riesling is now sold out.The newly released 2019 Riesling is from our Cellar Door or purchase from this website.
Come out to our Cellar Door and enjoy some of the best wines of the Canberra District in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
2019 Riesling - 6-PACK - $30/Bottle
Production: – Crushed and pressed immediately then cold settled for 36 hours. The clean juice was fermented at 11oC for six weeks period to help maintain the fresh fruit aromas and flavours.
Colour: – Pale lemon
Nose: – Fragrant fruit with Lime and Lemonaromas
Palate: – Clean, crisp and attractively flavoured with a vibrant, lingering finish. The citrus fruit flavours are ‘up front’ and the crisp, pleasant body is balanced with a clean and vibrant finish.
Food: – Serve with lightly spiced aromatic food, Seafood or Asian dishes.
Ageing: – Enjoy this as a fresh young wine.
Variety: – 100% Riesling
Harvest: – 12 March 2019
Wine Analysis: – 11.5% Alc pH 2.98 Total Acid = 8..00g/l
Cellar Door is open from 10am to 5pm on Thursday to Monday. Tasting is now allowed for up to 7 people, seated at tables in the Cellar Door.
COVID-19 precautions need to be adhered to including hand sanatising and Contact Tracing
The selection of Cheese and Pickles is limited as we have had to re-build Libby's "Fromagery" after an unfortunate fire.
Come out to our Cellar Door or contact us by phone (0412 699 830) or email email@example.com if you would like to sample and purchase any of our wines.
Greg Gallagher graduated with an Oenologist degree (Wine Science) in 1977. He worked for wineries in Sydney, Mildura, the Barossa Valley and Coonawarra both before and during his studies. After graduating, Greg worked in Rutherglen and in central Victoria, as well as short-term placements in Champagne (France) and the Napa Valley (USA). After 20 years working for larger companies, Greg and Libby decided the time was right to start their own winery.
Libby has had an interest in cheese, and the many different types of cheeses, “…for ages!” In 2002, she accompanied Greg to Charles Sturt University for a week and spent the time with Barry Lilywhite, the Cheesemaker at the university. Barry passed a few tricks to Libby for making the best cheese, as well as sharing his knowledge about all aspects of the process of cheese making. Barry also instructed Libby on how to make Labneh, a Mediterranean style of yoghurt based cheese.
Lauren was born during Vintage in 1983 and has had a taste for the lifestyle ever since. She followed her dad to work from and early age, with a growing interest and curiosity. In 1995, she was part of the Gallagher clan who planted the vineyard and has never been far from it. The spare time she had between high school and university, was spent in the vineyard and cellar doors in the local wine region, getting to know the process, the region and the people.
After 10 years in the public service, Lauren realised that her future didn’t lay in policy and procedures, but rather Pinot and pressings! Lauren had made a mark on the region with her enthusiasm, passion and sense of humour and one day, hopes take on her father’s tradecraft, and continue to build upon the foundations that he created.
GREAT WINE, FANTASTIC CHEESE
The Tasting room is basic but the wines are all superb and served with whitt and a depth of knowledge. Members of our small group have different palates but all were impressed. I particularly enjoyed the Riesling & Chardonnay with tastings before and after sampling the Camembert. Same with the Shiraz and the Creamy Blue cheese. My wife really enjoyed the Sav Blanc and the Merlot. Needless to say we came home with a selection of cheeses and a few bottles of our preferred tipple to be enjoyed at leisure. I intend to put some of the Shiraz down for a few years to let it reach it's full potential. The wines are top class so expect to pay for them.
Best Cellar Door Experience in the Canberra Region!
My partner and I had the loveliest time sampling all Gallagher's beautiful wines and the delicious produce made by Libby. The labneh and blue cheese were particular standouts, as was the delightful Lauren, who was so warm and knowledgeable at the cellar door. Highly recommended! Some of the best wines in the region without a doubt.
Amazing wine! Delicious cheese!
What a fabulous visit we had at Gallagher’s! The wine was the best we had tasted all day! Greg is the master at sparkling and wine in Canberra! He has some amazing trophies and is so successful yet so down to earth. The setting is beautiful and rustic there is no pomp or ceremony which we loved. Greg and his daughter Lauren were amazing hosts so welcoming and fun. Buy all the cheese (made by Greg’s wife!) while you’re there or live to regret it!
Little Miss Bubbles
Amazing first stop on tour, easily the best
First stop on our wine tasting trip around the surrounding area. And the best one; we started on a high! Lauren was friendly, funny, informative, down to earth and the perfect host.
The wine was sublime and we had a good measure of all the wines available. Lauren explained the wines with passion and you can feel the dedication and love in the products. We were given tastings of cheeses and pickles to enhance the flavours of certain wines and chocolate for the red sparkling. Who knew !!! Chocolate enhances the flavour it was like magic !
An amazing way to start the tour of the area and after visiting the others, certainly the best.