|By the winner of the 2014 Jimmy Watson Trophy! During his time as chief red wine maker at Hardy's, Stephen Pannell became intmate with many of the greater Adelaide region's most splendid sites. A predominantly Syrah wine with a de rigueur inclusion of good Viognier, all picked off a superior low yielding Adelaide Hills vineyard. SC Pannell»|
|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»|
|Originally released in 1976, the Koonunga Hill range has established a sound reputation for quality and consistency, while availing red wine enthusiasts of the opportunity to approach the enduring Penfolds style. The inaugural 1976 vintage of Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet was a legendary wine, still drinking well at Penfolds red wine recorking clinics. Penfolds»|
|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»|
|A rigorous tasting selection of the best barrels Malbec from a superior Langhorne Creek site, only ever made to small batch techniques in the most exceptional vintage years. Fruit is destemmed and open fermented, pumped over four times daily and pressed into a selection of well seasoned French oak puncheons for malolactic and a year's maturation. Bleasdale»|
|John Glaetzer is the winemaker behind Australia's most legendary sequence of Jimmy Watson Trophy winning vintages. Langhorne Creek is a place of spectacular editions Cabernet Sauvignon, powerfully structured, beautifully aromatic wines of edifying regional eloquence, gorgeous dark fruit flavours and lusciously gummy tannins. Gipsie Jack»|
|James Stanley Malpas, born of Willunga, served with the 27th Infantry Battalion AIF during World War I in Gallipoli and France, decorated with the distinguished Military Cross, he returned to McLaren Vale and cleared the land known as Fox Creek. Three quarters old vine Shiraz, a fifth of Cabernet and soupçon of Franc, JSM makes a wine of complexity, substance and panache, it's all luscious fruit, framed by long textural Cabernet tannins, fully integrated and balanced by the patience of nineteen months in the pick of well seasoned oak. Fox Creek»|
|A vineyard of some historical import, Bernoota is the original block, planted to the Follett family homestead along the banks of River Bremer, two decades before federation. A splendid construct of Langhorne Creek Shiraz Cabernet, selected from old vines around the distinguished Follett family vineyard, perennially released to resounding accolades. Lake Breeze»|
|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»|
|Warre's have re-established themselves as the most innovative marque in Port, balancing a long tradition with innovation and ongoing appeal to new generations of enthusiasts. The clean, modern style makes an excellent fortified wine that continues to claim gold medals at the world's leading competitions year after year.. Warres»|
|Longview is one of the most highly awarded wineries in Adelaide Hills, having claimed multi trophies and medals at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show. 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»|
|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»|
Longview is recognised as one of the Adelaide Hills’ leading vineyards
Longview Vineyard is just south of the historic township of Macclesfield in the Adelaide Hills, about 40 minutes south-east of the city of Adelaide. Since its early days as one of the area's largest dairy farms, Longview has now been meticulously restored and developed into one of South Australia's premium wine tourism destinations. The name Longview aptly describes this vineyard which has panoramic views over the property itself and the surrounding countryside as well as far reaching outlook to the Coorong and Lake Alexandrina.
Situated among some of the region’s most picturesque vineyard country, Longview crafts a distinguished line-up of wines from each finely tuned piece of their vineyard. In addition to the region’s proven affinity for Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, Longview’s southerly location is leading the charge of highly regarded Adelaide Hills Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, drawing international critical acclaim along with a swag of awards.
The first 100 acres of vineyard was planted in 1995. The Longview property now comprises 200 acres of vineyard as well as 500 acres of cattle property. The meandering tree-lined drive leads past thoroughbred horses and picturesque lakes up to the cellar door and an expansive function area which provides a wonderful venue. Discoveries are everywhere on the vineyard, hidden objects of art and rustic charm abound. Look around and you’ll see native gums growing amongst the vines, providing a view rarely seen in Australia. And keep an eye out for the famous blue cow!
Longview will continue to produce wines the way nature intended, as an expresssion of the season in which they are cast. Wines that will attract attention and spark conversation in any vertical line-up. The quality of fruit from the vineyard will continue to make Longview one of the most exciting Adelaide Hills labels. To maintain the natural beauty of the existing land, Longview Vineyard uses ecologically sustainable techniques.
Longview Vineyard Cellar Door is an idyllic venue, just 40 minutes from the heart of Adelaide, situated on the verandah of the property's original cottage. With the original dairy next door, it's spacious outdoor decking is the perfect spot to enjoy the picturesque outlook over Longview Vineyard. Enjoy the true taste of the Adelaide Hills by experiencing Longview's award-winning wines and gourmet produce from the local area.
The predominantly northeast facing slopes and valleys, combined with the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills and the very best winemaking practices, have produced outstanding vintages. Varieties grown on the property are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier, Semillon, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Zinfandel, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Longview is one of the most highly awarded wines from the Adelaide Hills and who can argue when we can count Huon Hooke, James Halliday, Jancis Robinson and Max Allen as fans of the lovely Longview wines. The 2004 Longview Devils Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon took out Top Gold and three Trophies at the 2005 Adelaide Hills Wine Show, Best Cabernet Sauvignon of Show, Best Red Wine of Show and Best Wine of Show! In addition to this Longview won 6 other medals making it the most highly awarded of all 74 entrants. With over ten gold medals and numerous reviews for the other varieites a visit to the cellar door to try the whole range is a must.
“This gem of a shiraz was grown on Longview’s Macclesfield vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. It has intense pepper-spice and fine French oak aromas. It’s very young and a touch raw but amazingly slurpable and thoroughly delicious. Sweet, ripe, spicy cherry fruit floods the mouth, smooth as silk and almost lush. The lasting impression is of balance. It should reward cellaring for 12 plus years but it’s hard not to drink it now!" -Huon Hooke re 2006 Longview Yakka Shiraz