Bindy and Chris Elsmore established Elsmore’s Caprera Grove vineyard in 1995. “We found some very empty paddocks with excellent, sandy loam soil on the banks of the Wollombi Brook. We planted the stock, laid the irrigation and trained the vines, assisted by our sons Peri and Bart”.
Ten acres of grapes have been planted - six acres of chardonnay, two acres of shiraz and two acres of verdelho. These produce limited quantities of premium wines - Chardonnay, Shiraz, Verdelho, “Peregrinus” Methode Champenoise and “Bartolomeo” Botrytis Dessert Wine.
Bindy and Chris continually strive for the highest quality grapes and use natural products and processes wherever practical. They carry out all viticulture themselves.
The vineyard is situated at Broke Fordwich, the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia, approximately two and half hours from Sydney. The original convict built road from Sydney north leads to Broke, a picturesque valley with a continental feel - the tranquil side of the Hunter Valley. The Brokenback Ranges dominate the valley and the Yengo National Park nurture wildlife and boast Aboriginal Caves.
Elsmore’s Caprera Grove is small, special and boutique and is the dream of Bindy and Chris Elsmore, retired Commodore in the Australian Navy. They have travelled extensively concentrating on the wine growing areas of the world and are passionate about the winegrowing potential of the area.