First established by William Chambers in 1858, the Chambers family has been making wine at Rosewood for over six generations.
While the legendary Bill Chambers is often to be found at the cellar door over the weekends, it is his son Stephen, who heads up the winemaking team after taking up the operation in 2001.
He has already established an enviable reputation for himself by continuing the tradition of producing highly prized fortified wines such as the Muscat and Muscdadelle famed wine writer Robert Parker Jr described as "nothing less than national treasures" and "some of the world's most remarkable dessert wines" , often rewarding the rare wines with perfect scores of 100 points.
The family has been operating from the same site, in the back streets of Rutherglen for 155 years, so you may find it a little different from some of the newer estates.
The first thing you notice on arriving is the impressive array of bottles on the tasting bar, with more than 30 different wines, including many lesser-known wines such as Muscadelle, Blue Imperial and Roussanne in the line up. Look out for a particularly interesting and rare variety called Gouais, a parent plant of Chardonnay, Riesling and as up more recently discovered, up to 80 different varieties.
Rosewood's gnarled old low-yielding vines, many of which are more than 100 years old, yield fruit brimming with highly concentrated flavours for their world renowned wine styles.
This small winery is truly a treasure trove and not to be missed.
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