Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay Vertical

Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay Vertical

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1 x Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2022
1 x Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2021
1 x Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2020
1 x Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2015
1 x Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2013
1 x Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2010

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1 x Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2022

This is the best HCE Chardonnay I can recall tasting. Has flavour and a long, mouth-watering and zesty finish - Gary Walsh

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1 x Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2021

The chardonnay you should buy, for any night of the week, for any occasion - Campbell Mattinson

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1 x Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2020

Finish is mouth-watering and long. Really like this release - Gary Walsh

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1 x Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2015

So much to enjoy. Indeed, this is one of the great bargains of the wine world - Mike Bennie

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1 x Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2013

There is not a hair out of place in this beautifully composed and balanced wine - James Halliday

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1 x Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2010

Beautifully made. A stylish, confident wine that has something to say - Gary Walsh

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Franco D'Anna

Hoddles Creek Estate

In 1960 Tony and Bruno D'Anna purchased their future vineyard in the upper reaches of the Yarra Valley at Hoddles Creek, chosen due to the presence of a small creek which provided a natural water supply. Ironically the property was bought completely without vineyards in mind – merely to grow vegetables and run some cattle – and well before the potential of the Yarra Valley as a wine region had re-emerged after a long hiatus. 

It was not until the nineties, when interest in small wineries exploded around the country, that the D'Annas made the logical leap to plant vines at Hoddles Creek. Mario Marson, who was viticulturalist and winemaker at Yarra icon Mount Mary, assisted in the planting of traditional varieties such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with the surprise addition of Pinot Blanc, which has turned out to be one of the star wines.  With their now highly successful Boccacio Cellars wine business behind them, all the pieces were in place to return to serious winemaking and again follow in the steps of their forefathers. 

For Tony's son, Franco D'Anna, the path into the family business was almost a foregone conclusion. On finishing a commerce degree at the University of Melbourne he moved straight into a buying role for Boccacio Cellars but never quite settled. "I did this for a few years but never loved it. I went out to the vineyard to help out after planting and never left. I loved being outside, not enclosed within four walls and working flexible hours. On the vineyard I'll start work at 5am and then go play golf in the afternoon. What's not to love about being a farmer?" 

But Franco still lacked the technical knowledge and he knew it. So Franco went back to university – this time studying Applied Wine Science – which was followed by vintages with James Halliday at Coldstream Hills as well as overseas in Burgundy, Sicily and Piedmont. What those experiences have given him, combined with a lifetime surrounded by wine, is a unique take on classic Yarra Valley styles which centers on fruit quality. "Without good fruit it's impossible to make good wine. I have four staff members, and we spend 90 percent of our time in the vineyard." 

Winemaking is also relatively natural and in true Italian style concentrates as much on mouthfeel and structure as the more traditional Australian flavour-oriented wines. "We are lucky enough to grow grapes in an area where additions aren't really necessary. We don't add acid, enzymes, filter so there isn't much manipulation in the winery." And what stands out is that these winemaking philosophies are imprinted on each and every wine under the Hoddles Creek and Wickham Road labels which are unique, characterful and savoury expressions of the modern Yarra style. They are also delicious and generally made to age.

The above text was taken from an article by Angus Hughson published in Winepilot

About the winery

Hoddles Creek Winery 
"Hoddles Creek Estate was established in 1997 when the D'Anna family decided to establish a vineyard on the property that has been in the family since 1960. The vineyard sits astride Gembrook Road and adjacent to Hoddles Creek. Its steeply sloping blocks prohibit mechanical harvesting, with both vineyards being hand pruned and harvested.

All our wines, which are single vineyard, estate grown, are made in our 300 tonne winery, constructed for the 2003 vintage. The split-level winery has a barrel store located three meters underground. Hoddles Creek Estate is planted with 10ha of pinot noir (five clones), 6 ha of chardonnay, 1ha each of sauvignon blanc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon, and 1.5ha of pinot gris.Hoddles Creek lay a serious claim to being one of the best value producers in Australia.

Our mission is to produce a terroir driven Yarra Valley wine of the highest possible quality sourced from impeccably farmed old vines with a focus on balance, complexity, concentration and ageability."  Hoddles Creek Estate