"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....
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.
News from the Winery....
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.