About Chalmers

Bruce and Jenni Chalmers started growing grapes in the 1980s, with their vineyard at Euston developing into one of the largest and most diverse privately owned vineyards in the country. Their nursery business was responsible for importing a selection of around 70 new clones and varieties, many of which are now used in the production of Chalmers’ Italian variety wines. Since selling the original vineyard in 2008, the family has established two new sites: one in Heathcote, and an experimental vineyard in Merbein. Named Viticulturalist of the Year by Gourmet Traveller wine, their commitment and innovation and excellence has made them a pivotal force in the wine industry for decades. Daughters Kim and Tennille are paving the way, driving the business forward and experimenting with new varieties and clones.

About Kim and Tennille Chalmers

Kim and Tennille have taken charge and are currently running the family business. Along with Kim’s husband, winemaker Bart Van Olphen completing the family team in 2011, the Chalmers cannot be stopped! Kim studied at the University of Adelaide, and has been a Director at Chalmers Wines since 2005, managing operations from the vine to the wine list. In 2011, she was awarded an AgriFoods Skills Australia Overseas Fellowship, for which she wrote a paper entitled ”Hot Climate Wine Growing, Making and Marketing in Southern Italy and its Application in Australia.” Tennille joined in 2012, following a 10-year career in hospitality, most recently as a sommelier. The Chalmers sisters have been pivotal in turning the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show into a major event on the wine awards calendar. In 2015, they also spearheaded 21st Century Vino, an initiative to increase awareness and expertise in Italian vine varieties grown in Australia.

Current Range

2021  Chalmers The Spirit 500ml

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2021  Chalmers Moscato Giallo 375mL

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2021  Chalmers Piedirosso

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2021  Chalmers Bush Vine Negroamaro

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2022  Chalmers Bush Vine Inzolia

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2021  Chalmers Aglianico Col Fondo

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2022  Chalmers Falanghina

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2021  Chalmers Falanghina

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2022  Chalmers Pecorino

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2019  Chalmers Aglianico

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2013  Chalmers Aglianico

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2022  Chalmers Nero d’Avola

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2022  Chalmers Rosato

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2021  Chalmers Fiano

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2022  Chalmers Vermentino

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2021  Chalmers Greco

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2019  Chalmers Felicitas Sparkling

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2018  Chalmers Felicitas Sparkling

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Archive

2020  Chalmers Bush Vine Negroamaro

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2021  Chalmers Bush Vine Inzolia

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2020  Chalmers Aglianico Col Fondo

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2020  Chalmers Falanghina

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2021  Chalmers Pecorino

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2020  Chalmers Pecorino

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2017  Chalmers Appassimento

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2013  Chalmers Appassimento

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2014  Chalmers Sagrantino

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2012  Chalmers Sagrantino

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2016  Chalmers Aglianico

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2011  Chalmers Aglianico

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2005  Chalmers Aglianico

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2009  Chalmers Lagrein

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2021  Chalmers Nero d’Avola

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2020  Chalmers Nero d’Avola

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2019  Chalmers Nero d’Avola

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2018  Chalmers Nero d’Avola

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2017  Chalmers Nero d’Avola

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2016  Chalmers Nero d’Avola

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2015  Chalmers Nero d’Avola

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2013  Chalmers Nero d’Avola

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2021  Chalmers Rosato

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2020  Chalmers Rosato

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2019  Chalmers Rosato

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2018  Chalmers Rosato

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2017  Chalmers Rosato

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2016  Chalmers Rosato

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2015  Chalmers Rosato

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2014  Chalmers Rosato

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2020  Chalmers Fiano

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2019  Chalmers Fiano

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2017  Chalmers Fiano

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2014  Chalmers Fiano

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2013  Chalmers Fiano

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2012  Chalmers Fiano

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2021  Chalmers Vermentino

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2020  Chalmers Vermentino

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2019  Chalmers Vermentino

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2018  Chalmers Vermentino

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2017  Chalmers Vermentino

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2016  Chalmers Vermentino

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2015  Chalmers Vermentino

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2014  Chalmers Vermentino

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2013  Chalmers Vermentino

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2020  Chalmers Greco

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2019  Chalmers Greco

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2017  Chalmers Greco

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2015  Chalmers Greco

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2014  Chalmers Greco

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2019  Chalmers Lambrusco

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2018  Chalmers Lambrusco

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2014  Chalmers Lambrusco

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2013  Chalmers Lambrusco

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2012  Chalmers Lambrusco

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2016  Chalmers Felicitas Sparkling

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2014  Chalmers Felicitas Sparkling

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2013  Chalmers Felicitas Sparkling

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