|Excellent Langtons Classification. Elderton Command has established an enviable reputation, truly one of Australia's most esteemed flagship wines. Elderton»|
|This enduring flagship wine can boast twenty trophys and over seventy gold medals throughout its illustrious history. Penley Steyning captures and enhances the excellence in first growth Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, highlighted by rich berry tones, superior length and layers of intense flavour, a wine which achieves perfect harmony between massive intensity of fruit, mouth filling grape tannins and elegant acids. Penley Estate»|
|A Shiraz of power and elegance, Heathcote Estate claimed a significant gold medal at the prestigious London International. Inspired by the amazing depth and character of Terra Rosa Shiraz, the Bialkower and Kirby families determined the most idyllic location to propogate vines for an ultra premium Shiraz to rival Australia's finest. Heathcote Estate»|
|A classic, bone-dry flor style of great finesse, produced using the traditional Solera system, the finest example of its style in Australia. Fragrantly lifted and refined with a lively intensity of flavour, it is best served chilled as the ideal aperitif. Seppeltsfield»|
|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»|
|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»|
|The wines of Shadowfax have gone from strength to strength in a very short space of time, due in no small part to the remarkable quality of fruit. A prolific trophy winner, Shadowfax have achieved the new wave of Chardonnay, refreshingly fruit driven, livelier than it's Victorian siblings, characterised by slatey, flavoursome acidity, a touch of lees complexity and judicious dryness. Shadowfax»|
|Characterized by its controlled power, elegance and finesse, a very special Pyrenees wine which redefines the great Cabernet virtues of stature, structure and length. The inaugural release claimed Gold and Best Wine ahead of two timeless Bordeaux icons, Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Cos d'Estournel. Taltarni»|
|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»|
|A consistent wine show performer, previous vintages have claimed conspicuous gold medals at Mundus Vini Germany, Sydney International Wine Competition and Royal Sydney, silver at the prestigious Qantas and Decanter World Wine Awards. Vintage 2009 claimed Blue Gold Medal & Top 1OO Sydney International, Gold Qantas Wine Show WA, Silver Mundus Vini International Wine Show & Sydney Royal. Watershed»|
|A wine of pure Barossa fruit by a master who loves Shiraz and is devoted to the valley he calls home. Grant Burge has been awarded every major trophy and medal in Australia, including the Montgomery, Stodart, Brisbane Club and Jimmy Watson. Grant Burge»|
|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»|
Browns of Padthaway
Browns of Padthaway
Browns of Padthaway have distinct taste, exhibiting varietal characteristics typical of the cool climate Padthaway wine region, this unique family owned winery continues to increase in popularity
Five generations of agriculture expertise has made Browns of Padthaway one of the few private family labels producing premium quality wines in this unique region. Their commitment has not gone unnoticed by some of the world’s top wine watchers. Decanter billed Browns of Padthaway one of the 21 Hottest Wineries to Watch in its 21st Century Edition.
Mention South Australian wines and people immediately think of the famous Coonawarra and Barossa Valley regions, another South Australian region however, is growing in prominence. Located south east of Adelaide and north of the Coonawarra, Padthaway is already inhabited by the big names in Australian wine, but the region is also an attractive prospect for private producers eager to develop unique regional wines. One producer in an excellent position to do just this is Browns of Padthaway. With an established vineyard, the family company has been known among wine circles as a producer of premium grapes supplying larger wine companies.
The Brown family has been established in the Padthaway region for over 40 years and along with other agricultural ventures planted their first grape vines 32 years ago. Nestled in amongst well known wine companies the likes of Fosters, Orlando Wyndham and BRL Hardys, Browns of Padthaway is a rare, privately owned Padthaway winery. In 1995 the Brown family began releasing its own estate labelled wines. Donald Brown, a fourth generation Yorke Peninsula farmer and his wife Glenda saw the potential of Padthaway and moved to there in 1959.
The Padthaway region has a cool climate and is characterised by its terra rossa soil and an abundance of very soft artesian water. The word Padthaway is aboriginal for good water. The Browns originally purchased 290 hectares of land, which had a small proven irrigation capability, and the land holding of the family is now 3000 hectares. According to Donald Brown they didn’t plant vines initially and were involved in small seed production, cereals and sheep. It didn’t take long, however, to realise that the soil and climate along with the irrigation presented ideal conditions for grape production. They were one of the original producers to establish a vineyard in the area.
Browns of Padthaway is very much a family organisation, with Donald and Glenda, their daughter Sue and her husband Michael Schreier, son Andrew and his wife Lisa and son David and his wife Caroline, all playing active roles in the business. This includes viticulture, vineyard management, sales, marketing and all facets of company management. The Brown’s wine exploits have involved supplying premium fruit to larger Australian wine companies as well as grape harvest contracting and grape transportation. The whole family agrees that producing their own wine label has been a dream for some time and they are very proud of what has been achieved with Browns of Padthaway wines.
Browns Of Padthaway have two vineyard sites that lie in the heart of the Padthaway region. The original vineyard was planted in 1970 and is 150 hectares in size and is located 12 km south of Padthaway at Keppoch. Varieties planted include Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho. The Vineyards are predominately planted on the famed terra rossa soil as well as some sandy loams over limestone. These soils are free draining and fertile. Although some vines are now over three decades old, Padthaway is a modern region with the latest planting, trellising and harvesting techniques in evidence. The Padthaway Valley Vineyard was developed in 1997. Situated 12 kilometres to the north of the existing vineyard, this vineyard is now approximately 170 ha in size and varieties planted comprise of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Browns Of Padthaway is a HACCP endorsed food-safe grape producer. HACCP Australia Food Safety Accreditation provides a recognised endorsement of food safety excellence. This endorsement offers assurance to the industry a product’s suitability for use within a HACCP-based food safety programme. Supplementary rainfall is sourced from aquifers of the Artesian basin that lie beneath the Limestone Coast. The water is of a very high quality and is applied through Computer controlled drip irrigation. Moisture levels are carefully monitored with the use of neutron probes and gypsum blocks. This allows us to preserve our precious water resources and produce grapes of the optimum quality.
Realising the importance of value adding, the fifth generation are determined to carry on the family tradition and utilise the established vineyards, develop the profile of the wines and ensure the success of this label. The Browns have set high goals and realise that a dedicated and hard working team is essential to monitor the activities of the operation. To make the best wines possible, Browns of Padthaway have sought the expertise of stellar winemakers David O’Leary and Nick Walker.