Lark Hill was established by Sue and David Carpenter in 1978, on the Lake George Escarpment above Bungendore, having left careers in scientific research to pursue their passion for winemaking. At 860 metres, Lark Hill is one of the highest and coldest vineyards in Australia, producing delicate Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
In 2002, Sue and David’s son Chris joined the family business and as a team, the three have evolved the Lark Hill brand. In 2003 Lark Hill transitioned from organic to Biodynamic farming and in 2005 planted the first Grüner Veltliner vineyard in Australia, using cuttings given to Chris from a private collection in Tasmania.
In 2011 Lark Hill purchased a high-performing vineyard in the Murrumbateman sub-region of Canberra, renaming it Dark Horse and adding it’s Shiraz, Sangiovese and Rhône Whites into the Lark Hill portfolio.