Idyllic Hills vineyard is situated in Murrumbateman at an elevation of 620m above sea level. The vineyard is located in the heart of the cool climate wine region of the Canberra district. Idyllic Hills is a family operated wine producing endeavour.
The Miller family moved into the area in 2007 and has been growing grapes and producing boutique table wines since then. The major varieties grown are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, and Merlot.
The best viticultural practices are adopted and the premium quality of the grapes ensured by limiting the yield to under two tons per acre. As the fruit ripens bird netting is applied to ward off large flocks of birds which would otherwise peck the berries and be very destructive.
At optimum ripeness the grapes are generally hand picked by family and friends. This culmination to the season with harvesting of the grapes brings together three generations of the Miller family and their friends in the idyllic surrounds of the vineyard.
The grapes are then vinified at neighbouring Jeir Creek Winery by Rob Howell with guiding inputs from David and Jacquie Miller with regards to the ultimate style of the wines, where the wine is then aged in French oak barrels until ready for bottling.