|All Saints store their ageing fortifieds in the Great Hall, an area of a castle built in the 1880s, lined with huge 100-year-old oak casks, filled with rare wines. Some of these fortified wines are up to eighty years old and form the base of the rich fortified All Saints blends. All Saints»|
|Earnscleugh Valley was the site of a gold rush in the 1860s, the industrious miners dug a watercourse through the valley which today serves to nourish the world's southernmost appellation of Pinot Noir. The Last Chance is a small scenic terrace, planted to a special Burgundy clone of Pinot Noir which yields a magnificently structured, generously proportioned wine. Two Paddocks»|
|She's such a special wine, that a distinctive hand blown bottle was designed just for her. Tempus Two is the definition of romance and desirability, elegance and finesse, all who have countenanced her endowments agree. Tempus Two»|
|The Moppa district was a flourishing settlement of pioneering farmers and gold miners. When the Kalleske vineyard was established in 1853, there were few schools in the region, so local parents established the Moppa Public School to provide their children with a formal education. Kalleske»|
|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»|
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|There's a single block of Montepulciano along Bird In Hand Road at Woodside in the northern Adelaide Hills, a warmer site with rocky, well drained soils, perfectly suited for Italians. The seaside influence of Gulf of St. Bird In Hand»|
|So popular are the wines of Pepperjack, that the label hosts its own society of dedicated enthusiasts. This devout cohort of zealots, converges at bespoke venues to discuss matters Pepperjack, they dine on prime beef and imbibe in their cherished libation. Pepperjack»|
|David O'Leary really knows about things Cabernet Sauvignon, having claimed a Jimmy Watson Trophy and twice International Red Wine Maker of the Year. From low yielding vines up to fifty years of age, grown to superior sites within the Armagh Valley and Polish Hill River districts, the O'Leary Walker team create a powerful and complex, exquisitely perfumed and seamlessly layered Cabernet Sauvignon, framed by judicious oak and supported by graceful tannins, reflecting the idyllic growing climes of Valley Clare. OLeary Walker»|
|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»|
|Born at Guildford, very near the Houghton Swan Valley wineworks, Dr John Gladstones was an internationally acclaimed scientist who identified the Margaret River in 1965 as being world class for planting vines and growing grapes. Dr Gladstones also played a role in the development of the Frankland River region, Pemberton and Manjimup. Houghton»|
|Stephen Pannell is one of Australia's most decorated winemakers, Jimmy Watson and twice Max Schubert Trophy winner, London International Winemaker of Year and Chairman National Wine Show. He found time in between tours of duty at Wirra Wirra, Tintara and BRL Hardy, to do vintage in Burgundy, at the illustrious Mouton Rothschild and amongst the grand old vines of Barolo. SC Pannell»|
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.