ERNEST HILL WINES
The Vineyard was originally planted in the late 1960’s, early 1970’s by Harry Tulloch for Seppelts Wines and was later renamed the Pokolbin Creek Vineyard. The Wilson Family purchased the hill top part of the vineyard in 1999 and renamed it Ernest Hill Vineyard. The front vineyard is 16 acres (6 hectares) and has four varieties of white grapes – semillon, chardonnay, verdelho and traminer and two red varieties – shiraz and tempranillo. This is supplemented by 8 acres (3.2 hectares) of shiraz, merlot and chardonnay leased from the next door vineyards at the back of Ernest Hill.
We commenced making wine in 2002 under the Ernest Hill label. These were the Cyril Semillon and the Alexander chardonnay. We added a verdelho, gewurztraminer and shiraz to the range in 2003. In the 2004 vintage we added a late picked semillon. Since then the range has been expanded to include two Merlots a reserve Shiraz and a Moscato style dessert wine.