About Colmar Estate
Colmar Estate has been described as ‘a new star in the Orange galaxy’ though unassuming vignerons Bill and Jane Shrapnel summarise their efforts differently – unique vineyard, pristine fruit and distinctive, high quality wines. Perched at 980 metres above sea level in the high country of the Orange Wine Region, their six-hectare vineyard, dedicated to classic varieties and reflective of their love of the Alsace region, has a terroir all of its own. The super cool-but-sunny climate ensures slow development of bell clear varietal flavours while retaining fine, natural acidity.
Yields are low, the entire vineyard is hand-picked and the grapes hand-sorted, all intended to present the winemakers with superb fruit – the foundation of all great wines. In a few short years Colmar Estate’s small batches of elegant, pure, single-vineyard wines have won wide acclaim and propelled it to the forefront of quality producers in the dynamic Orange wine region.