|Stoney Rise is all about drinkability, the creation of complex, fully approachable food friendly wines, without any excessive oak or uber ripeness. Pinot Noir goes into the oldest barrels available to soften the tannins and refine textures without overpowering the sensual fruit characters. Stoney Rise»|
|When Johann Gramp planted his vines along the banks of Jacob's Creek in 1847, he was less preoccupied with the making of history but more concerned with the selection of rootstock and fruit, his choice was Shiraz. Jacobs Creek still retain access to some of the oldest vines in Australia and can call on harvests of the finest Barossa Shiraz every year. Jacobs Creek»|
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|Pinot Meunier like no other, certainly the most distinguished bottling of its kind anywhere in the new world. Mostly old vine Concongella Pinot Meuniere, from grapes picked off parcels established 1970, with the inclusion of a priceless component of ancient vines 1868 Pinot Noir. Bests»|
|An eminent Cabernet wine which can lay claim to coveted accolades such as Blue Gold Sydney International and Gold Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. Jacobs Creek retain South Australia's finest vineyards and aim to improve the quality of wine every year. Jacobs Creek»|
|Named for the Chapel district of Lenton in Nottingham, Brae is Scottish for a small hill, which is what the Lenton Brae vineyard is situated on. Fortuitously placed within the very epicenter for superior Margaret River Cabernet, the site was planted after advisement from the proprietors of nearby Moss Wood, with which it shares a similar terroir and microclime. Lenton Brae»|
|Valley Clare yields a distinct style of Cabernet Sauvignon, characterized by sweet dark berry flavours, regional mintyness and rolling velvet tannins. Reilly's know Clare Valley very well, highly selective in their choice of terroir, they have set aside harvests from their most precious blocks, hand picked grapes off dry grown vines, open fermented and basket pressed, matured twenty two months in the best French oak. Reillys»|
|A collation of superior vineyard parcels, crafted by a boutique estate which has been recognized as one of Australia's leading wineries. Clonakilla is dedicated to making distinctive, handcrafted wines, only ever released in limited quantities, anything by Clonakilla can be hard to find, but they are worth the search. Clonakilla»|
|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»|
|The dedicated team at Bird in Hand are driven by a determination to grow into one of the world's great wineries. Proprietor Andrew Nugent lives and works among the vines and the winery. Bird In Hand»|
|The inaugural release of Hanging Rock Shiraz was vintage 1987 and what an event it was, immediately claiming gold and inspiring comparisons to Grange by the industry press. From from fruit grown to the estate Athols Paddock, a complex Heathcote style, more Syrah than Shiraz, boasting several trophies and over fifty gold to its distinguished history, big, powerful and rich, yet exhibiting an elegance and finesse that's rare in Australian wine. Hanging Rock»|
|After twenty years of the most distinguished winemaking, having amassed over sixty trophies and three hundred gold, including a Jimmy Watson and twice International Red Wine Maker of Year, David O'Leary and Nick Walker came home to Valley Clare. Two heart surgeons from Adelaide own the Doctors Vineyard at Polish Hill River. OLeary Walker»|
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.