Just over the hill from McLaren Vale, on a beautiful road winding past Kuitpo Forest, lies Top Note, a premium cool climate Adelaide Hills vineyard.
Top Note Vineyard is a world apart from the vale, sitting at 330m elevation. Altitude and exposure to cool south-easterlies blowing up off the Southern Ocean keep us up to 10 degrees cooler than our neighbours in the vale, allowing us to grow cool climate varieties like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and our rare Red Semillon as well as producing elegant Shiraz and beautifully structured Cabernet Sauvignon.
Top Note sells grapes under contract to premium wineries including Kangarilla Road and Sidewood. Small parcels of hand-selected fruit are picked to make wine under the Top Note label; see our Wines page for more information or our purchasing page to find out where to buy our wines.
Tastings are available on weekends or by appointment (call 8388-3194) at our cellar door at 558 Peters Creek Road in Kuitpo.
Labour Day Long Weekend 28th September
It seems odd to be working on Labour Day which is all about reducing work hours but regardless Nick and I will be manning cellar door this coming Monday... Read more
Halliday Ratings 16th August
We are thrilled to announce that we have yet again scored well in the latest round of James Halliday ratings. Nick again scored 94 for the 2015 Block 4... Read more
Cellar door re-opens 4th August
After a wonderful 2 month break Nick and I are rested and ready to re-open our cellar door from this weekend. We will be open every weekend and public... Read more