|The uncompromising pursuit of excellence brings the Yealands team to the extreme viticultural climes of Gibbston Valley in Central Otago. It is here under the frigid cloudless night skies that Pinot Noir vines, planted to undulating granite schist soils, struggle to yield harvests of parched grapes, redolent with cherry berry perfumes, bursting with an intensity of flavour and wrapped in a muslin of seamless, velvet tannins. Yealands Estate»|
|Stella Bella have won resounding critical acclaim and a reputation for producing artisanly crafted Margaret River wines of great expression, personality and quality. Stella Bella have established an almost peerless reputation after receiving numerous accolades at significant competitions, including coveted Gold and Mission Hill Trophy at the London International, the only southern hemisphere Chardonnay to win such a prestigious award.. Stella Bella»|
|The term Terra rossa means red earth, a rich, free draining soil that is considered by many as the viticultural equivalent of discovering gold. Beneath the strata of red earth at Wrattonbully sits a layer of ancient limestone, a winegrower's dream as it allows free drainage of water, yet ensures vine roots stay close to the surface, putting natural stress on the vine and limiting its vigor and yield. Smith Hooper»|
|A vineyard of some historical import, Bernoota is the original block, planted to the Follett family homestead along the banks of River Bremer, two decades before federation. A splendid construct of Langhorne Creek Shiraz Cabernet, selected from old vines around the distinguished Follett family vineyard, perennially released to resounding accolades. Lake Breeze»|
|Metala was the first ever to win Jimmy Watson Trophy, a significant accolade in the world of wine. Fruit for the White Label is sourced from splendid Langhorne Creek vines which can trace a heritage back to the original plantings of 1891. Metala»|
|Steeped in history, the original Baileys store was situated next door to the Glenrowan Inn where widow Jones hosted Ned Kelly's siege. Following the gold rush, the Baileys turned to farming and settled on a property which they named Bundarra. Baileys Glenrowan»|
|Crafted by a rising star of the Padthaway region, recipients South Australian Cabernet Of Year Trophy and runner-up South Australian Wine Of Year. Their commitment has not gone unnoticed by the global industry press, Decanter has identified Browns as one of the Hottest Wineries to Watch. Browns of Padthaway»|
|A solid Cabernet Sauvignon with profound structure and vigorous fruit, the essential Coonawarra style, exuding rich bramble, berries and cassis aromas characters over soft, elegant tannins. Extended maturation in the finest French oak contributes to the wine's overall balance and drinkability. Hollick»|
|An assemblage of clones MV6 Pinot Noir from the Mount Gisborne vineyard at Macedon, alongside Pinot clone D5V12 from Chanter‚Äôs Ridge at Woodend. A mix of whole bunches and gently destemmed fruit are treated to a traditional, wild indegenous yeast open top ferment, hand plunged thrice daily, befor pressing to French oak hogsheads for completion of malolactic and fourteen months maturation. Bress»|
|Named for a rare grasshopper Sigaus childi, found only at Central Otago within the Earnscleugh gold mine tailings, just across the road from Grasshopper Rock vineyard. The site is fortuitously harsh and sufficiently challenging to make the vines work their hardest. Grasshopper Rock»|
|The wines of Wignall were met with resounding success from the first release, inaugural vintages saw amazing results, attracting conspicuous gold medal and trophy victories. Fruit driven and voluptuous to drink, Wignall have refined the style of their Albany grown Cabernet Merlot to be perfect for today's palates. Wignalls»|
|Grove Estate became the go to vineyard for esteemed national brands on the hunt for stellar quality Hilltops Shiraz, some very choice parcels of Grove Estate found their way into the winner of the Finest Australian Shiraz Trophy. Immediately identified by early settlers who planted vineyards and made great wine, the Hilltops are renowned for a unique confluence of superior winegrowing aspects. Grove Estate»|
Hutton Vale Farm
Hutton Vale Farm
Established 1843, Hutton Vale Farm is 2000 acres of picturesque countryside in the north eastern hills of Eden Valley
Homeland to rolling hills and big red gums, some over 400 years old, with girths too big to wrap your arms around. The farm has produced a wide range of things since its inception, from fresh and dried fruit, to tobacco, sheep, cattle and grapes. Even ostriches were farmed here 160 years ago for their feathers & leather. Each generation has adapted to the changes of life around them, working hard over the last 170 years to promote and enhance the natural environment of our family farm. Being respectful of the authority of Mother Nature, and aiming for the farmís produce to capture what the soils and the seasons will allow, has always been at the heart of Hutton Vale philosophy.
Sheep have grazed freely across the paddocks of Hutton Vale Farm for over 160 years. The White Suffolk Merino cross is strong and resilient, which is very well suited to the farmís environment. The farm manages a closed flock and all lambs are born on farm. With the focus on quality and superior flavour, a non stress philosophy in raising livestock means a small scale winemaking operation. With a happy and contented life for the the animals, being raised in a stress free manner allows the flavour of lamb to shine through and the meat to be tender. By the same token, happy lambs lay cleaner, more wholesome ferilizer, a tonic for the realization of the finest and most bountiful harvests.
Colin Angas was quick to realise the potential of Eden Valley for exceptional Riesling, and planted a vineyard on gentle slope in the 1960s. The pedigree and provenance of the Shiraz vineyards at Hutton Vale Farm is also very impressive. The old block was planted in the 1960s with cuttings taken from the nearby Mount Edelstone vineyard. 50 years or more down the track, the old dry grown vines continue to survive, the dry conditions a perfect foil for the natural vigour of Shiraz.
Hardly anyone was planting Cabernet in the Barossa when the Angas family was establishing their vineyards in the 1960s, so itís no surprise it took until the late 1990s for the variety to find its way onto Hutton Vale Farm. Whilst it may have been a late starter, the quality of the fruit grown there suggests it has a long future in this part of the world.
As sixth and seventh generation, the Angas family are mindful of their stewardship of Hutton Vale Farm, running a mixed farming business on the original farm holdings, with produce for your table grown in an ethical manner, with its origins in clean soil. Hutton Vale's approach to caring for vineyards is simple, respecting mother nature to yield only what the landscape and seasons allow. Their wine is the produce of a friendly partnership, made by eminent Barossa peer Kym Teusner, who has long considered the Hutton Vale fruit to be Barossaís finest.