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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.
What's Happening at Clair de Lune
News from the Vineyard....
The 2015 grape harvest is underway with bud-burst occurring back in early September!
The amount of rain we have had this season is unseasonal and is creating a lot of extra work in the vineyard, in terms of slashing, mowing and spraying for mildews.
The grape crop is looking good with véraison about to occur. At this stage we are still eight weeks away from picking, though.
News from the Winery....
Clair de Lune's new sparkling wines, a Shiraz and a Chardonnay/Pinot Noir, both vintage, are now spending some time on their lees to further flavour development.
Jazz Joins the Family...
A new black and white Border Collie puppy has joined the team at Clair de Lune to frighten the hell out of the birds in the vines! Be sure to say hello and give her a pat when you come to visit.
Closed on Thursdays
Clair de Lune Vineyard advises that we are now closed for business on Thursdays.
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.
2015 Inverloch Jazz Festival Picnic Day
On the 9th of March Clair de Lune will be presenting tastings and sales from 10am to 5pm at The Glade, Inverloch, as part of this annual festival of Jazz and fine food and wine.
Hope to catch you there!
Coal Creek Farmers' Market: 8am - 1pm every second Saturday of the month
Inverloch Jazz Festival Picnic Day: Monday 9th March 2015 in The Glade. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket and enjoy great music and fine wine.
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.
Clair de Lune Vineyard
Phone: 03 5655 1032