Sapling Yard Wines

Canberra Cool Climate Winery

Carla made her very first vintage under the Sapling Yard label in 2012 in her backyard shed. Using her ute and trailer to transport grapes from the vineyards and using a basket press to and whatever equipment she could get her hands on, getting family members involved, it was back breaking work. Work that produced award winning wines from early on. This continued for 6 years, with Carla producing her last vintage in her tiny Bungendore winery in 2018.

In early 2019 Carla, along with highly awarded Canberra District winemaker Malcolm Burdett, commenced making wines in the previously unused winery at Lake George Winery, at the bottom of the Cullerin mountain range. Moving out of Carla’s back shed has meant that Carla could increase the amount of wines she made and bringing Malcolm on board, ensured that the Sapling Yard brand could increase in quantity without forgoing the much lauded quality that the wines are known for.

Sapling Yard wines are hand crafted using grapes sourced from our boutique vineyard in Braidwood together with the finest quality fruit carefully selected from premium vineyards in Murrumbateman, Lake George, Hilltops and the Tumbarumba regions.