Who are we?
Capital Wines is a small wine company, within the Canberra wine district.
Capital Wines is focused on producing ultra premium Canberra region wines. We are currently expanding the 150 tonne winery, located at Murrumbateman. We also contract make for 17 other wine labels from the region, Young, Gundagai and the South Coast.
The Kyeema vineyard produces exceptional quality fruit and is one of a small hand full of Canberra vineyards to produce old vine shiraz. It has the enviable reputation of vines that are an old Penfold’s clone. The combination of age and clone make them unique within the region.
In the past, the vineyard has set record prices for fruit within the district. Most of the vineyard was under contract to Hardys until 2006, and past vintages of the chardonnay have gone into ‘The Eileen Hardy’ and the 2005 wine made with our shiraz fruit was judged off for the Jimmy Watson trophy. The vineyard is located at Murrumbateman on a granite belt that runs on the eastern side of the Barton Highway. Only a small handful of vineyards within the region, sit on this type of granite profile.
Capital Wines produces three labels.
Our highly sought after single vineyard range features wines crafted to express their sense of place. The “Kyeema Wines” label has won 46 trophies since 1995. “Kyeema Vineyard” is our reserve shiraz and merlot. It is produced from estate grown fruit.
Our core range is "The Ministry Series" – which makes an irreverent commentary on our location near the political hub of Canberra. These quirky, catchy labels are designed by leading Adelaide, wine designer Karin Seya.
Our third label "The Press Gallery" provides exceptional value for money.