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Thank you for joining Paul Thompson of The Artisan Cheese Room for our masterclass with Tennille Chalmers.

The Chalmers family occupies a unique place in Australia, as visionary vine importers whose diverse and delicious wines are ahead of the curve and bang on the money.

The full range of available wines is laid out below, should you wish to explore and indulge further.

You’ll receive 10% off orders of 6, and free shipping on orders of $200 or more to VIC, NSW, SE Queensland and metropolitan Adelaide. Freight is charged at $15 per dozen or part thereof to the rest of Australia.

ImageNamePriceQuantityBuyCritic Reviews
2021 Chalmers Vermentino2021 Chalmers Vermentino$28.00
Clean and crisp single-vineyard Vermentino from the pioneering family that first imported this vine variety into Australia. It shows white peach and Meyer lemonwith an overall chalkiness and sea spray tang leaving you wanting more.
2021 Chalmers Rosato2021 Chalmers Rosato$28.00
2021 Chalmers Pecorino2021 Chalmers Pecorino$32.00
This is the second release of Chalmers single-vineyard Pecorino, a vine variety this visionary grape-growing family first imported in 2015. It’s a distinctive and relatively powerful dry white wine with aromas and flavours of flint, nectar, white melon and beeswax.
2021 Chalmers Nero d'Avola2021 Chalmers Nero d'Avola$28.00
Single-site Nero d’Avola from the family that first brought this grape into Australia. The grapes were handpicked on 12th and 17th March 2021 from the Chalmers vineyard in Heathcote, where soils feature a combination of ironstone, dolerite, green basalt and quartz. Wild fermented as whole berries. Unfined. Unfiltered. Vegan friendly. Vibrant and juicy, with captivating notes of wild raspberry, redcurrant jelly, bay leaf and graphite and fine tannins.
2021 Chalmers Falanghina2021 Chalmers Falanghina$32.00
2021 Chalmers Falanghina is the second release of Chalmers Falanghina, a vine variety this visionary grape-growing family first imported in 2015 and vinified as a Project wine in 2018. It’s an exotic, racy wine with notes of orchid, fresh lychee, lime and white stones and a persistent finish.
2021 Chalmers Aglianico Col Fondo2021 Chalmers Aglianico Col Fondo$36.00
The Chalmers family imported the first Aglianico vines into Australia back in 2001, and produced a first Col Fondo wine in 2019. This is a sparkling wine, undisgorged after a second fermentation in bottle - meaning it's creamy, chalky lees are still present in the cloudy, dry wine. It is bright, creamy and chalky with a delicate fizz and notes of pollen, cassia and ruby grapefruit.
2020 Chalmers Greco2020 Chalmers Greco$32.00
Hand picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild fermented in stainless steel, matured 10 months in aged puncheons. Mid yellow hue. A most robust white wine with fig, citrus peel, honeysuckle and wild honey. Almost viognier-like taste. Quite a presence, with texture paramount and riffs of orange blossom, white peach and pear. Fills the mouth with flavour and spice. 90 points. Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion
2020 Chalmers Fiano2020 Chalmers Fiano$36.00
Fiano is a vine variety this visionary grape-growing family first imported into Australia in 2002 and made a first wine from back in 2005. This single-vineyard wine from the family vineyard in Heathcote is a graceful, balanced and driven Fiano with notes of lemon curd, pine needle, sorrel and almond.
2020 Chalmers Dott Ribolla Gialla2020 Chalmers Dott Ribolla Gialla$29.00
The Dott. series of alternative grapes brought into Australia by Chalmers is dedicated to the late Dr. Rod. Bonfiglioli, who encouraged the family in their pursuit of the new and unusual to this country. The grape grows in Friuli, Italy and Slovenia. Light straw hue. Delicate aromas of snow pea, apple, citrus and jasmine. It stretches out on the palate, extending its flavour reach to include muscat, nougat and dried pear, brought into line nicely by firm acidity. Makes a striking impression. 500ml. 92 points. Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion 2022
2018 Chalmers Lambrusco2018 Chalmers Lambrusco$43.00
This superb and utterly original Italian-inspired Australian wine is made in a dry, aperitif style. It's vibrant and affirming with notes of violets, blackcurrant and spice, with a slight but assertive tannic grip.
2018 Chalmers Dott Schioppettino 500ml2018 Chalmers Dott Schioppettino 500ml$29.00
This rare and beautiful northeast Italian grape gives a wine bursting with white pepper and Dutch speculaas spice aromas, plus a hint of jasmine and woodsy notes. The medium-bodied palate reiterates the anise, cinnamon and cardamom spices with cedar oil, blackcurrant and Davidson plum flavours. These are supported by medium-grain tannins, giving a lingering, dry finish.
2018 Chalmers Dott Malvasia Istriana 500ml2018 Chalmers Dott Malvasia Istriana 500ml$29.00
The 2018 Malvasia Istriana is golden straw in colour and has delicate spiced apple, lemon and hay aromas with a crisp, mineral palate of freshly cut red apple, fine structure and pleasant acidity.
2017 Chalmers Rosato Magnum2017 Chalmers Rosato Magnum$58.00
Whole-bunch pressed (no saignee), wild yeast, 63% aglianico fermented in barrel, 33% sagrantino and 4% nero d'Avola co-fermented in stainless steel. The whole bunch pressing is reflected by the very pale pink colour, the barrel fermentation by the spicy overtones to the bouquet. The palate is dry, but juicily fruity, with an even flow of small red fruits from start to finish. One for the nerds, but also for those who know just how high Australian standards are by world comparison, thanks to our winery technology. 93 points. James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 
2017 Chalmers Lambrusco Appassimento 375ml2017 Chalmers Lambrusco Appassimento 375ml$48.00
The aroma and flavour of pure, rich prune and crushed, woodsy spices. It's soft, mouthfilling, well-balanced and exceptionally easy to drink. It's a curio, but a good one. The word 'pure' should be emphasised. 375ml. 93 points. Campbell Mattinson, 2020 Halliday Wine Companion
2017 Chalmers Dott Pavana 500ml2017 Chalmers Dott Pavana 500ml$29.00
The late Dr Rod Bonfiglioli was a visionary viticulturist who encouraged Australian winemakers and growers to plant more adventurous grape varieties, both in response to climate change and also to diversify our gastronomy. This wine is a tribute to him: “Dott.” – the shortened form of “dottore” – refers to Dr Rod’s passion for Italian varieties such as the rare red pavana. It’s now the only example of pavana made in Australia and it’s gorgeous: light, juicy, crunchy, with an intriguing sour cherry and scorched almond twist. Max Allen, Australian Financial Review, 20 best wines of 2019
2016 Chalmers Felicitas Sparkling Fiano2016 Chalmers Felicitas Sparkling Fiano$43.00
An unusual sparkler made from fiano and lees aged for 27 months. Pale and fragrant, with aromas of figs, stone fruit and nougat, it's appealing, clean and appetising. A foaming mouthfeel and soft mid-palate are enhanced by a crisp tang and a light drying grip on the finish. Crown seal; 12.5 per cent alcohol. 90 points. Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age
2016 Chalmers Aglianico2016 Chalmers Aglianico$43.00
Excellent. It's a wine of gravity and presence. It tastes of bright berries, florals and leathers and and when it says goodbye it shakes your hand firmly. It's not heavy but it means business. 95 points. Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion 2020