|Yealands Seaview Vineyard is exposed to some of the toughest growing conditions in Marlborough, high sunshine and billowing winds wind, cool nights and low rainfalls for a smaller, thicker skinned Pinot Gris of exciting intensity. Fruit from the relatively flat, coastal L6M block, provides a pure mineral elegance to the structural backbone. Yealands Estate»|
|From one of the oldest productive blocks of Marsanne in the world, an opulent white wine of remarkable complexity. The pick of fruit from this very special patch of ancient vines is crafted into a wine that's built to age beautifully in bottle, initially brooding and water white, evolving luxurious caramelled characters while unravelling layers of flavour. Tahbilk»|
|Following a visit to France where he studied the ancient pastoral practices of breeding the world's best chickens, Adam Marks gained the inspiration to create great Australian wines in the very same manner, adopting an artisanal approach to production, employing traditional, age old methods. Gold Label is the flagship Shiraz by one of Victoria's most adroit, small batch producers. Bress»|
|Adam Jackson bought the first blocks of land at the heart of Marlborough and took up farming in 1855. His wife planted a gumtree along Jacksons Road, it remains a regional icon and can be seen on the Jackson estate label. Jackson Estate»|
|The Daisy Hill district thrived throughout the 1850s, due to its location along the main route to and from gold fields. The Amherst property sits atop old alluvial tailings, ancient diggings can still be seen around the property dressed in rich quartz soils. Amherst»|
|An assemblage of clones MV6 Pinot Noir from the Mount Gisborne vineyard at Macedon, alongside Pinot clone D5V12 from Chanterâ€™s 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»|
|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»|
|Mandoon are a Swan Valley operation of great provenance, their homestead vineyard being an ancient block established on the first rural grant in Western Australia, circa 1929 at a property named Sandalford. Always on the lookout for exceptional parcels of fruit, the highly decorated Mandoon team have focused on a northern block of Research Station Vineyard in Margaret River. Mandoon»|
|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»|
|Vintaged from a single block of magnificent old vines on the cooler climes of Eden Valley high. Heirloom are all about identifying and rejuvenating superior parcels, a patient and painstaking approach to the resurrection of venerable elder plantings, for the realization of profoundly structured, powerful yet elegant wines. Heirloom»|
|By one of the most consequential winemakers in the greater Canberra GUI, crafted from Shiraz grown to mature vines at Kyeema, on an elevated granite saddle near Murrumbateman. Reserve Shiraz has enjoyed a series of compelling national trophy wins, including Best Red Sydney Royal Wine Show. Collector»|
|From parcels of Pinot Noir, planted to the foot of tailings, left behind by waves of prospectors who pursued their fortune amongst the open pits and mines on Adelaide Hills during the gold rush of the 1850s. Crushed and destemmed straight into the press with minimal time on skins to extract the perfect pink, its blushing lipstick hues presage a cornucopia of lifted strawberry and cherry blossom characters, ruby grapefruit and luscious jube over a length of tasty, toothsome tannins, the perfect RosÃ© for lazy afternoons or late night soirÃ©es. Bird In Hand»|
Adam Jackson migrated from Runnymede in 1842 and arrived in New Zealand aboard the Martha Ridgeway, he bought the first blocks of land at the heart of Marlborough and took up agriculture
Jackson's wife planted a gumtree along Jacksons Road, it is now a regional icon, forty five metres in height, depicted on the Jackson estate label. John Stichbury is the fifth generation of Jacksons to farm the land. In 1987 he established vines and released his first vintage in 1991. Jackson wines went from strength to strength, claiming the coveted Sauvignon Blanc Trophy at the London International Wine Competition in 1993. Jackson Estate now own and operate a bounty of super fine vineyards, closely managed throughout the growing season without compromise, to yield harvests of the highest quality fruit. The estate vineyards underlying shallow, fast draining, low fertility soils, grow vines of fortuitously low vigor, for the production of a range of aromatic and richly flavoured, world class wines.
Jackson's Homestead Vineyard was the original block of vine, established on land which had been sustainability farmed by the family for five generations. Planted to Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it is named after the giant gum tree which towers over the landscape and adornes every bottle of Jackson Estate wine. Fruit grown to this site is full of stonefruit and bell pepper characters. The combination of mature vines over stony, free draining silt loam soils are the foundations of the underlying minerality and intense herbaceousness for which Jackson Estate wines are renown. To maximise the superior quality fruit, ensure control of harvest and the winemaking process without compromise, a design and purpose built winery was commissioned in 2003.
Built by Adam Watson Jackson in 1912 and named Runnymede after the family's hometown, the Jackson homestead is a fine example of New Zealand colonial architecture, retaining many of its original features and housing a wealth of rich regional heritage. The grounds are lovingly maintained, an original orchard planted by the first generation of Jacksons still bears fruit today.
Eversley Vineyard in Waihopai Valley is a well established Pinot Noir site, planted to five different Burgundy clones, chosen for their suitability to site and ability to produce world class wine. No irrigation is applied to the heavy and tighltly bound clay soils, Eversley consistently provides fruit that shows great depth of flavour with outstandng structure, balance and concentration.
The Somerset Vineyard, in another part of Waihopi Valley, is also well established, to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Extremes in climate variance between day and night, along with heavy and tightly bound clay soils, maximise flavour intensity and produce pure, concentrated fruit flavours with outstanding structure and balance. Somerset grown Sauvignon Blanc has striking aromatics in the tropic and stonefruit spectrum, contributing structure, depth and texture for Jackson's Stich Sauvignon Blanc.
Jackson Estate have been at the forefront of New Zealand viticulture ever since establishment, they remain a leader in industry innovation. Pioneers of the stelvin closure, they are one of the first wineries to employ helicopters for frost protection of grapes. Jackson's also contributed to the development and manufacture of strobe lights in the vineyard for the purpose of guiding and assisting the helicopters as they went about their work. The Jackson viticultural team introduced the use of frost alarms amongst the vines through modification of car burglar alarms. They further initiated the manufacture of bird scarers when none were available and which are still in use. On display today at the Marlborough Wine Museum, is the first self adhesive labeller, invented by the Jackson team in 1992. Trying their hands at show business, Jackson's teamed up with Jancis Robinson and Montana to produce a movie which promoted Marlborough as the world's Sauvignon Blanc capital.
Jackson Estate wines have their own individual style and are far from main stream. The goal of the viticulture and winemaking teams is to embrace old world winemaking practices through new world technology. Stylistically, Jackson Estate practices old world, hands off winemaking techniques that enable expression of site and remain true to varietal purity. The Jackson team hope that you will enjoy sharing their wines as much as they have enjoyed making them.