|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»|
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|The wines of Wignall were met with resounding success from the first release, inaugural vintages saw amazing results, attracting conspicuous gold medal and trophy victories. Fruit driven and voluptuous to drink, Wignall have refined the style of their Albany grown Cabernet Merlot to be perfect for today's palates. Wignalls»|
|Howard Park is internationally feted as one of the new world's great Riesling wines, achieving superstar status after claiming highly coveted gold medal at the prestigious London International. Riesling was Howard Park's first vintage, it remains the Australian west's most enduring white after over three decades of superlative editions. Howard Park»|
|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»|
|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»|
|Watershed's superior vineyards span across an immense area of the choicest soils on Margaret River, the best eighty hectares were established from the ground up, with a view to vintage the most spectacular wines in the Australian west, the finest parcels of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon are assembled for the Awakening. . Watershed»|
|The quality of Shiraz grown to parched vineyards in Victoria's rugged western districts, has been well known throughout the world of wine since the days of gold rush and early settlement. Taltarni have since established an enviable reputation for vintages of powerfully structured, statuesque red wines, fully exploiting the soft spoken majesty and graceful intensity of Pyrenees Shiraz comes naturally. Taltarni»|
|Redbrook capitalizes on the exquisite synergy derived from omniscient viticulture and sagacious winemaking. Fashioned for style, elegance and complexity, Redbrook is an ultimate expression of the vintage and of exceptional Margaret River fruit grown to vineyards which have consistently delivered the highest quality grapes. Evans Tate»|
|The term Terra rossa means red earth, a rich, free draining soil that is considered by many as the viticultural equivalent of discovering gold. Beneath the strata of red earth at Wrattonbully sits a layer of ancient limestone, a winegrower's dream as it allows free drainage of water, yet ensures vine roots stay close to the surface, putting natural stress on the vine and limiting its vigor and yield. Smith Hooper»|
|Given the scarcity of Best's prestige, limited release, old vineyard icons, Bin #1 affords enthusiasts their first taste of the Great Western Shiraz style and leaves them eager to discover more. A classic, cool climate, aromatic wine, floral and spicy, peppery and elegant, retaining vital Great Western fruit character. Bests»|
|Valley Clare yields a distinct style of Cabernet Sauvignon, characterized by sweet dark berry flavours, regional mintyness and rolling velvet tannins. Reilly's know Clare Valley very well, highly selective in their choice of terroir, they have set aside harvests from their most precious blocks, hand picked grapes off dry grown vines, open fermented and basket pressed, matured twenty two months in the best French oak. Reillys»|
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