|Enthused by a consuming desire to make great wine, Andrew Nugent honed his craft as viticulturalist and winemaker amongst the vines of McLaren Vale before returning to the Adelaide Hills, where he established his very own wineworks at Woodside. Hand crafted from fruit grown to mineral rich soils above the historic Bird in Hand gold mine, a pure Pinot Noir with superb effervescence, dominated by red berry characters, adorned by a lift of stonefruits and floral.. Bird In Hand»|
|Blackjack has claimed the eminent M.Chapoutier Trophy for Best Shiraz at the prestigious Le Concours des Vinson on no fewer than three occasions. Block 6 is a superior parcel of distinguished vines, renowned within the Bendigo district for producing a very high quality, intensely fruit driven Shiraz. Blackjack»|
|Since inaugural release, Howard Park Chardonnay has wowed wine judges and reviewers internationally. It was awarded Best White Trophy at the Tri-National Wine Challenge, Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and Blue Gold at the Sydney International, two years in a row. Howard Park»|
|Tim Knappstein began his apprenticeship under the family owned Stanley Wine Company. Within a decade, Tim had won more than 500 show awards, gold medals and trophies for the premium Leasingham range. Riposte»|
|A single vineyard, strongly terroir wine by maestro Ken Helm AM, from fruit picked off neighbour Al Lustenberger's property, only released under the premium black label if it reaches the highest quality benchmarks. Since 2005 the collaboration of Lustenberger and Helm has claimed more than fourteen trophies. Helm»|
|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»|
|In exceptional years, parcels of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot are separately fermented. The best lots are assembled into a multiple trophy winer named Harry's Monster and treated to an extravagant maturation in the finest oak. Giant Steps»|
|Longview are one of the most highly awarded wineries in Adelaide Hills, having claimed trophies and medals at conspicuous national tasteoffs. The predominantly northeast facing slopes and valleys, combined with the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills and superior winemaking practices, have produced outstanding vintages. Longview»|
|Paringa is one of Victoria's leading estates, having claimed Royal Melbourne Most Successful Winery Trophy and earning impressive international acclaim for it's founder, the eminent Lindsay McCall. His style is defined by his passion for viticulture and devotion to the art of making nothing but the finest wines. Paringa Estate»|
|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»|
|Rob Sticks Dolan's career in the wine industry began under the tutelage of Greg Clayfield and John Vickery at the enduring Rouge Homme. Dolan established his affinity for Pinot Noir on the international stage when he claimed the prestigious Bouchard-Finlayson Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir at the prestigious London International. Sticks»|
|From the home of the 2007 Jimmy Watson, prior vintages of School Block have claimed gold medals at the London International and UK Sunday Times. A deluxe assembly of Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot from three Scarpantoni vineyards, each with a unique terroir and mesoclime. Scarpantoni»|
Established 1978, Allandale is a story of dedication, passion for the vine and excellence in winemaking
The original 1890s Allandale wineworks had a capacity of 518,000 gallons and included some fine stocks of claret and hock. It was one of the early pioneers of the Hunter Valley wine industry, exporting vintages to enthusiasts of Australian wine throughout the British Empire. In 1891 Allandale was awarded the champion medal for NSW and received over 70 awards in exhibitions around the world. It was technologically advanced for the time, separating the stalks from the fruit before pressing, employing centrifugal pumps for racking the ferments. Historical records are scarce on who owned and operated the old Allandale Winery and why it ceased operation in the late 1920s.
During the resurgence of the Hunter Valley wine industry in the 1970s, a group of friends including long term owners Wally and Judith Atallah and Allandale’s first winemaker Ed Jouault, acquired 30 acres of land in the Lower Hunter Valley, in what was then known as Allandale, now called Lovedale. By 1978 the winery and cellar door were built on the hill which overlooks 17 acres of plantings. Semillon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A place of panoramic views over the Lower Hunter and Brokenback Mountain Range. Within two years the 1980 Allandale Chardonnay won the Farmer Brothers Trophy at the 1981 Canberra National Wine Show. The continuing success of the early Chardonnays was a sign of things to come as Allandale have built a reputation over almost four decades as one of Australia’s premium Chardonnay producers.
Three classic varieties are grown on the 17 acres of Allandale’s multi award winning vineyards. Semillon and Chardonnay from the well drained Creek Flat Vineyards, established 1982.Alongside Chardonnay, Allandale has also built an enviable reputation over the years for producing some of Australia’s finest Semillon, often taking the trophy at respected wine shows around the country and regularly appearing in Winestate Magazine’s Top 40 Wines in Australia.
Allandale today boast an acclaimed portfolio of distinguished boutique wines with a vast range to suit all tastes. The full range of Allandale are made from estate grown fruit and carefully selected vineyards in the Hunter Valley, Mudgee and Orange, Hilltops and Tumbarumba, Wrattonbully and the Goulburn Valley, Barossa and McLaren Vale.
All of the wines are made on site using state of the art winemaking equipment. The wines are of the highest quality and consistency, renowned for their distinctive varietal characters and superb balance of flavours. Allandale prides itself on supporting long standing relationships with local growers of high quality fruit from the Upper and Lower Hunter Valley. Allandale also source small parcels of high quality fruit from other regions around Australia to provide diversity and choice for the customer. The Allandale management and staff are all committed to sustaining the fine service and quality of products for which Allandale have gained such an enviable national reputation.