Three Generations of Chambers.
World renowned Fortified Wine Producer,
in a guided tasting of Chambers Fortified Wines
Lake Moodemere Vineyards is owned and operated by sixth generation winemaker, Michael Chambers and his wife, Belinda. The select range of Estate Wines is produced with fruit from our 'Lakeside' vineyard, established in 1886. The range includes the legendary "refreshing yet decadent" Biancone, and the Shiraz and Cinsaut hand crafted from vine to bottle working together in good humour.
We have now been operating from our new cellar door, in the 1850’s heritage homestead, for almost four months. We’ve attracted some attention!
Anna Brain, reported in the Herald Sun Weekend, of our meticulous restoration of the original homestead. “You can admire the sweeping views of the lake from inside over a tasting, or bring your drink outside to sit under the cypress pine that Michael’s grandfather brought home from the Middle East as a seed in his pocket.”
Lake Moodemere Vineyards was established by Michael and Belinda Chambers in 1996. Although we are young our vision and integrity are built on the foundation of six generations and over 150 years of Chambers family winemaking in Rutherglen. The relocation of our cellar door to the Lake Moodemere heritage homestead, built in 1850 and home to four generations of Chambers’, represents a new refreshing direction to be continued through the seventh and future generations. Continue reading
Albury institution, The Early Bird Cafe, has come aboard for Winery Walkabout at Lake Moodemere serving delicious coffee and plenty of sustenance including home grown hot Moodemere Lamb rolls. “Wine and lamb make a wonderful team, especially when they are both grown right here in Rutherglen, the home of rich, full flavoured produce.” said sixth generation wine and lamb producer, Michael Chambers.
What is Lake Moodemere Vineyards? It’s a patch of land where generations of Chambers children have grown and played, where the young forge their dreams, and where the bonds of family have grown strong so nobody is left behind or forgotten. It’s a passion for industry, in the broadest sense of production, through to agriculture and wine. And it’s a place, our place.
Vintage 2012 started off looking extraordinary. The media was in a state of high excitement anticipating a bumper year of outstanding fruit. Chardonnay was harvested in early February, followed by Riesling in mid February. At this stage we were experiencing ideal vintage weather, a return to the traditional North East Victorian cycle of dry warm autumn days. Both varieties responded beautifully to the conditions achieving optimum ripeness and flavour.
So far this vintage, 2012, we have picked Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot, and Durif. The whites were picked before the rain and benefited from the ideal conditions. Continue reading
By Belinda Chambers
Rutherglen is looking forward to another successful Tastes of Rutherglen festival with anexciting new range of culinary experiences. The heavy rain of the last week has been followed by mild sunny weather which is forcast to continue through the next two weeks. All access routes to Rutherglen are open and the roads are almost completely clear of moisture.
by Michael Chambers
Tiara has kicked off with a fizzzzz, receiving an appreciative response to the celebratory Frizzante style. In addition we have three new releases from the drought breaking 2010 vintage. The Shiraz and Cinsaut is particularly pleasing. As it is made only in specially selected years and the parcel of fruit is small the Shiraz and Cinsaut will sell quickly. Continue reading