Chapman River Wines
Chapman River Wines Cellar Door, Antechamber Bay
Open 11-4.30 Thursdays to Mondays (Closed
Wednesdays-Thursdays: Winter closure July-August)
Off the Cape Willoughby Road at Antechamber Bay. Just follow
the signs from Chapman River East.
P: 08 8553 1371 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s the time honoured ‘Sea Change’ scenario!
In 2002 whilst living and working in Adelaide, Diana and
Bruce Keir were lucky enough to get the chance to buy 120
acres of beautiful land and an old homestead close to the
Chapman River and just behind the dunes on Antechamber Bay.
They already had 4 acres of vines just up the hill with
the vines doing well on the limestone influenced soil with
a cool maritime climate, producing too much to drink personally
and not enough for a big marketing campaign, so, a Cellar
Door it had to be!
An aircraft hanger (a tin shed basically!) built by the
Lashmar family and situated behind a stand of trees, next
to the airstrip (North/South 800 metres, Flyers welcome)
was just right for conversion to the Cellar Door.
Opened in September 2008. The Cellar Door offers the small
and interesting range of Chapman River ‘Happiness’
wines, available by the glass, bottle and box. With daily
specials of savoury platters, cakes and espresso coffees,
the team at the Cellar Door will make you most welcome!
Diana, trained as a potter but now paints the immediate
and amazingly beautiful landscape with some success has
incorporated her studio into this well appointed and stylish
Check the art, have a great mouthful of
Kangaroo Island wine, wander in the natural beauty of the
Chapman River and on the breathtaking and pristine Antechamber
***Please note: The studio is now a ‘ballroom!’
complete with a mirror ball where live bands play at functions
such as the late June ‘Winter Solstice’ party
and the occasional acoustically passionate tango afternoons!
The art studio has now moved to the old limestone cottage,
a workspace and a bit of a gallery, readily accessible from
the Cellar Door.
The Wine! Chapman River ‘Happiness’ wines!
2011 Chardonnay: Picked in March, held in stainless steel and bottled in June, the Happiness Chardonnay is light, fresh and fruity with a floral bouquet.
A delicious mouthful of Kangaroo Island white!
2010 Rose: Made from Cabernet
Sauvignon grapes, this is a zesty and fresh Rose with a
fine dry aftertaste. Chilled down it’s a delightful
mouthful of Kangaroo Island Rosé and fantastic with
a late breakfast of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs!
2008 Shiraz: Again barrelled
in new American oak for 18 months, Happiness Shiraz is a
peppery, fruit driven wine, well rounded with a soft and
A generously rewarding mouthful of Kangaroo Island red!
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon: With
18 months in new American oak the Happiness Cabernet Sauvignon
has an excellent deep colour and shows a good harmony of
the fruit and oak.
A great mouthful of Kangaroo Island red!
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Shiraz: The
first vintage of Happiness wine harvested in 2004..made
and blended by Jeff and Brodie at Dudley’s and barrelled
in American oak for 18 months the wine has a soft texture
with a dark almost ‘chocolately’ aftertaste.
A rich mouthful of Kangaroo Island red!
The Food! Platters
A gourmet selection of home made dips, freshly made biscuits,
just out of the oven Turkish bread with toasted KI Haloumi,
hot spicy sausage, selected cuts of cold meats served with
seasonal salads and perfect parmesan cheese. Sometimes this
satisfying and tasty platter includes freshly baked onion
tarts or dukka chicken sate’s.
There’s an ever changing range of
cakes and desserts from cheesecakes to apple pies but more
often than not there’s a home made mud cake to die
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