Geoff Merrill Georgie May Chardonnay 2022 (6 Bottles) McLaren Vale

$167.00 GST Included


Very little rain during Winter and Spring affected the deep down soil moisture ensuring an overall reduction in crop size. Once into the ripening phase, the weather was at its optimum for ripening with only brief extremes being experienced. The older and more resilient varieties such as Grenache fared best resulting in excellent flavour concentration and depth of colour, which in most varieties is outstanding ensuring 2019 will be a vintage to remember.

“Take flight with ‘The Gaggle by Merrill’, premium wines with a playful attitude. There’s a flavour for every occasion, and a goose on every label. Choose the goose that matches your mood, but don’t lay these golden eggs in the cellar; these youthful, fresh wines are designed to drink now.” – Geoff Merrill



About Geoff Merrill Wines

Established in 1980 at the historic Mount Hurtle winery, Geoff Merrill Wines is a family-owned premium wine producer specialising in aged releases.

Showcasing wines with fruit sourced from premium McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Clare Valley vineyards, Geoff Merrill and head winemaker Scott Heinrich carefully select fruit to create wines following the ethos of ‘The perfect balance.’

Known by the Woodcroft locals for its roaming gaggle of geese, picturesque terrace and striking original barn façade, the heritage listed Mount Hurtle site is a working winery and cellar door.

Most recently, Geoff Merrill Wines has received accolades for the modern ‘by Merrill’ range, a carefully curated ‘drink now’ selection with a wine for every occasion.

Today, Mount Hurtle Winery is an oasis among suburbia, nestled amid 4 acres of vineyards and landscaped gardens. With an almost Tuscan charm, the original winery and 1500m² barrel maturation cellar (completed in 1998) is now perfectly equipped to cope with the rigors of modern winemaking. A large family of geese and ducks also inhabit the winery grounds, especially the dam near the front entrance of the estate.

Geoff Merrill Wines

About Geoff Merrill Wines
At the heart of the Geoff Merrill philosophy is balance, and the desire to make aged wines more accessible to all wine drinkers. A good bottle of wine is a gift to be shared in celebration for all occasions, sparking joy, bringing friends together and creating collective memories.

As we maintain and grow our domestic and international markets, we celebrate our heritage by passing on our stories, telling tales of Geoff Merrill the man, and Geoff Merrill the family winery, while sharing our balanced, age-worthy South Australian wine.

Geoff Merrill, The Man

Young Geoff Merrill was raised on a sheep station in the far north of South Australia, until his family moved to the Barossa Valley in 1964 when Geoff was just 11 years old. Unsurprisingly, this is where Geoff’s links with the wine industry were first forged.

At age 17, Geoff joined B Seppelt & Son where he embarked on a 4 year winemaking traineeship. Following this, he was lured to South Africa in 1974 with the opportunity to work as an Experimental Winemaker with Stellenbosch Farmers Winery, after which he set off to explore Europe.

Returning to Australia in late 1975, Geoff joined Chateau Reynella as Assistant Winemaker and was promoted to Senior Winemaker just 2 years later. He held this position until 1985 when he became a Consultant Winemaker for Thomas Hardy & Sons, who bought Chateau Reynella in 1982.