Bellvale Chardonnay 2012 (12 x 750mL), VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Bellvale produces fine wine for the Australian and international markets from its boutique winery situated in cool-climate South Gippsland, Coastal Victoria.

VIC - Other Victorian

Expert Reviews

Light straw-green; very well made, taking full advantage of the excellent vintage; the wine has layers of complexity, with grilled cashew/cream notes interwoven through ripe white peach and nectarine fruit; good line, length and balance. Rating 94 - Drink by 2020, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2014).

Interesting wine this. Be keen to know what my Chardonnay-in-arms man Mattinson things of it.

Wheaty, full flavoured, packed with honeyed figs, cashew, old orange rinds and stone fruit. Medium bodied, glossy feel, clear acidity draws it out and drives it along, and the finish is dry and almost flinty, though toffeed too. Rating 90 - Drink by 2014, Gary Walsh, (SEP/2014).

Winery Tasting Notes


The wine displays crisp and tight structure, with a well defined balance between fruit - white peach and melon, with secondary characters and finely integrated spicy oak.


There is extraordinary length to the palate where rich concentration is balanced by the fine acidity, producing a delicious wine.

VIC - Other Victorian
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Established in 1998, Bellvale Wine is a family-owned business run by principal winemaker and viticulturalist, John Ellis. Situated in the lush Tarwin River valley of South Gippsland, the area is acknowledged as one of Australia’s best Pinot-Noir producing regions. This is reflected in Bellvale’s numerous international and national awards over the last decade.The name, Bellvale, is derived from the Ellis family’s rich agricultural heritage, which may be traced back to a farm in Nieuw Amsterdam (the New York area), in the late 1600s. The Bellvale label features two majestic oak trees that grace the centre of its vineyard.

John Ellis spent many years on Long Island, in south-east New York, before emigrating to Australia in the 1980s. His abiding passion for fine wine and viticulture stem from extensive free time spent in Europe during a 25-year career as a commercial pilot. To maintain his interest, John followed several agricultural paths during that time, including planting Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to supply the first vineyard in the Hamptons in the 1970s. Over time came many trips to Burgundy to hone his knowledge of traditional French winemaking methods and traditional viticulture.

Exposure to Australian wines sparked an interest in terroir down under. What followed was a lengthy period of research and the selection of South Gippsland’s cool climate. John now produces wines that are acknowledged as some of the regions finest - said to be in keeping with the premium producers of the Burgundy region.

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