The RIVER PARK vineyard is conveniently located on the banks of the LachlanRiver on the outskirts of Cowra.
Bill and Chris Murphy own and operate the property, which is planted with Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The Chardonnay grape vines were planted in 1994 and the first harvest commenced approximately two years later. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were planted in 1996 with their first vintage in 1999.
Bulk wine is sold to Casella Wines with some kept and made by Bill and Chris into River Park Cowra Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Due to strong demand the couple intend to increase local bottle sales in the near future.
The Cowra Chardonnay 2009 wine is a fresh, fruit-driven style wine, showing fine light Chardonnay fruit and spicy overtones from fermentation and short term maturation in French oak barrels.
The Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented and matured in a mixture of new and older style American oak barriques. It is a deep crimson in colour and shows good berry and cassie aromas, with firm, rich palate overlaid with sweet oak.
This wine will cellar extremely well and is a good accompaniment for all red meat dishes.
The River Park Cowra Rose is vibrant pink in colour showing strawberry, cherry and raspberry characters on the nose. The palate is soft and balanced, with raspberry flavours and a lingering finish. A truly delightful, refreshing wine for leisurely long lunches.
River Park wines enjoy excellent support from Cowra, Young, Bathurst and Orange wine outlets, including many hotels, motels, clubs. This growing demand has now extended to many local restaurants.
Cowra Art teacher Anne Stanley designed the River Park label, magnificently depicting the LachlanRiver.
Throughout the process, Bill and Chris’ aim has been to make River Park wine a truly excellent product with local fruit and local people involved.
River Park wines are sold in all Liquorland and Vintage Cellars outlets in NSW and ACT.
For further details regarding the distribution and sale of River Park Wines, please phone 6342 3596 (home) 0427 423 596 (mobile) or fax to 6341 3711 for all enquiries.