Tracing history back to 1870, this estate has been producing a range of premium wines which emphasise the unique characteristics of the south coast.
Situated between the mountains and the coast on the south coast, Silos Estate also produce the Wiley’s Creek label which sources fruit from other wine growing regions in Australia.
The winery sits on approximately 12 acres with a vineyard made of seven different grapes: Chardonnay, Semillion, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec – all sold under the Silos Estate brand.
The vineyard is not irrigated, taking full advantage of the local maritime Shoalhaven climate, with cool, moderate, sea breezes during the ripening period, allowing the grapes’ entire characters to fully develop.
The estate produces a limited quantity of wines from hand pruned and picked vines. After harvest all grapes are pressed, fermented in stainless steel vats and matured in vats or oak casks.
In 2007 Silos launched Wileys Creek which was launched to introduce the Shoalhaven grape varietals from other regions. Currently the Estate sources fruit from other iconic wine growing regions including Yarra Valley (Victoria); Tumburumba and Hunter Valley (N.S.W); Adelaide Hills and Coonawarra (South Australia) and retails (in addition to the varietals listed above) Guwertztraminer; Riesling; Muscat and Pinot.