"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
News from the Vineyard....
Life in the vineyard has been extremely wet this spring. Once again, this has retarded work processes, such as spraying and slashing of weeds. Now that summer has arrived things will start to dry out and we can work the vineyard and tidy things up. Currently, flowering is taking place in the Pinot and Chardonnay varieties. I'm hoping that summer will bring more settled weather that doesn't interfere with this flowering process, which is critical for maximising cropping levels.
News from the Winery....
Christmas Specials on Wine
Please go to the Our Wines page to find out more about the current wine specials.
A sparkling Shiraz is available at the Cellar Door. A sparkling chardonnay is undergoing secondary fermentation and will be available in the near future.
Closed on Thursdays
Clair de Lune Vineyard advises that we are now closed for business on Thursdays.
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.
In the Region...
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.
Clair de Lune will be at the Sandy Point Foodies' Event and the Sandy Point Market in January 2017. See below for more information.
Coal Creek Farmers' Market: 8am - 1pm every second Saturday of the monthSandy Point Market: Saturday 7th January 2017, 12 noon to 3pm, at the Community Centre
Inverloch Farmers' Market: 'The Glades,' in Inverloch on the 3rd Sunday of the month. 8am to 1pm
Sandy Point Foodies' Event: Sunday 15th January 2017, 12 noon to 5pm, at the Community Centre
Inverloch Jazz Festival Picnic Day: Labour Day Weekend in March 2017 (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.