Capercaillie Wine Company was established in the Hunter Valley by Alasdair and Trish Sutherland in late 1995 when they built a small modern winery on an excellent 20 year old vineyard. Alasdair is a Scot, and his heritage is reflected in the very name 'Capercaillie'. It is the Gaelic name given to the black woodlands grouse, native to the pine forests of Scotland.
Capercaillie's ambition is to remain a small, family owned business which is focused entirely upon the creation of premium quality wines. To enhance the range of individual Hunter Valley wines, Alasdair has chosen select parcels of grapes from other proven regions of Australia, creating exciting multi-area blends which highlight climatic and varietal differences.
In the 10 years since the winery was established, Capercaillie has built a firm customer base in the domestic and export markets and has gained a reputation as a quality producer with many award winning wines. The regional blends and distinctive styles, combined with Alasdair's 30 years experience in the industry form an interesting and unique range of premium wines.
The Hunter Valley, birthplace of the Australian wine industry, is just 250km (2 hour drive) north of Sydney. Capercaillie Wine Company is situated in Lovedale on the eastern side of Hunter Valley Wine Country.
Winestate Magazine Wine of the Year 2010
Our 2008 Capercaillie Hunter Valley Semillon was selected as a top 5 finalist in the Winestate Magazine Wine of the Year Semillon Category.
The Selected winner was the 2005 Pokolbin Estate Semillon and other finalists included 2004 Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semil...