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"Clair de Lune" when translated from its original French means "Light of the Moon".

The late French composer Claude Debussy created a magnificent piano piece, Clair de Lune. It has a beautiful, timeless and enduring quality and consequently was the source of inspiration for naming our vineyard and wines.

Clair de Lune's goal is to create wines of great finesse and elegance that will be enjoyed and celebrated by the wine and food fraternity thereby promoting our future.

Clair de Lune Vineyard and Winery is located not far from the ocean but far enough inland to experience a continental climate ideal for grape-growing.

What's Happening at Clair de Lune

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Winter has arrived and we've jumped into action! Slashing of the entire vineyard has occurred. Brush-cutting and weed spraying of the vine rows are currently underway. The vines are dormant and maintenance activities will continue for some time.

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2015 Oaked Chardonnay Released

The 2015 Oaked Chardonnay is available for tasting and purchase at Cellar Door or Farmers' Markets (see below for locations and dates).

The Triolet, a blend of pinot noir, shiraz and merlot, will be released in early July 2017.

Please go to the Our Wines page to view tasting notes for these and our other wines.


Sparkling Wines

The Sparkling Shiraz is almost sold out now. However, in its place we offer a Sparkling Chardonnay. It's not yet available. It's resting on its lees, developing further complexity and is expected to be released by early spring 2017.

A Brand New Storage Shed!

Finally, the new storage shed has finished. Wish I had had it twenty years ago. It's going to make such a difference and enable us to really tidy up the place and free up space in our winemaking area.

Closed on Thursdays

Clair de Lune Vineyard advises that we are now closed for business on Thursdays.


Tasting Fees

As is the case for other wineries, Clair de Lune Cellar Door now has a tasting fee. It is $5.00 per person and is totally refundable on any bottle purchase. There is no fee at Farmers' Markets and festivals.



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Coal Creek Farmers' Markets

Held on the second Saturday of every month, Clair de Lune's stall is open for tastings and purchases of the full range of our products.

The winery is closed until 1:30pm on those Market days.

Inverloch Farmers' Market

Come and taste Clair de Lune wines and other outstanding regional food and beverages. In the foreshore parkland picnic area, known as 'The Glades,' in Inverloch on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 8am to 1pm.

Loch Food and Wine Festival

The Festival was held over the Queen's Birthday Weekend once again and was highly successful for Clair de Lune Vineyard and many others.

Thanks for buying from us and we hope you are enjoying our wine!


Brian Gaffy



Coming Events

Coal Creek Farmers' Market: 8am - 1pm every second Saturday of the month

Inverloch Farmers' Market: 'The Glades,' in Inverloch on the 3rd Sunday of the month. 8am to 1pm

Inverloch Jazz Festival Picnic Day: Labour Day Weekend in March 2018 (on the Monday) in the Glades, Inverloch


The Cellar Door is generally open for your convenience every day from 11:30am to 5:30pm (except Thursdays, Christmas Day, Good Friday and times when I am attending markets, as per the calendar on the home page).

If you are just passing by and the gate is open during the usual opening hours, then the winery is open. Please enter!

However if you know you want to visit, please ring to make a time so you can guarantee a tasting.


Background to Brian Gaffy's move into Winemaking.

To listen to "Clair de Lune"
while exploring our webpage
press play below

This music sequence is used with permission from the

 Classical Piano Midis Page

© Bernd Krueger


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Clair de Lune Vineyard™

Phone:  (03) 5655 1032