Chapel Hill Winery in McLaren Vale was built on the site of the Seaview Chapel and schoolhouse.
The 1865 ironstone Chapel still proudly stands today and is an integral feature of the tasting room. Planting of the vineyard commenced in 1972 and the first vintage was in 1975. Perched on the edge of the spectacular Onkaparinga Gorge, shallow rocky soils are a feature with sweeping views back over McLaren Vale and the Gulf St Vincent.
Facing soaring energy consumption and environmental concerns, Chapel Hill
Winery partnered with MyEnergy Engineering to design a solution ensuring that
the heritage and appeal of the winery remained untouched.
MyEnergy installed four (4) distinct PV solar systems across three (3) structures,
delivering 148kW of clean energy while preserving the winery's iconic appeal. As a
result, Chapel Hill reduced its Scope 2 emissions by a remarkable 55%, making
significant strides towards its commitment to 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
By adopting our PV solar systems, Chapel Hill Winery not only curtailed its
energy expenses but also markedly reduced its carbon footprint. As a result,
Chapel Hill reduced its Scope 2 emissions by a remarkable 55%, making significant strides towards its commitment to 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
MyEnergy completed the grid-connect system consisting of:
148kW PV system using Trina Vertex and SolarEdge Inverter
We were recognised for our commitment to sustainability with a Sustainability Impact Award at the WISA - Wine Industry Suppliers Association Inc., Wine Industry Impact Awards for our 148kW PV System installed for Chapel Hill Winery.
The Wine Industry Impact Awards Gala Dinner is a highlight in the industry, celebrating businesses that contribute significantly to the capability and competitiveness of Australia's grape and wine producers.