Petaluma

Founded in 1976, the Petaluma passion for winemaking is firmly rooted in its ‘distinguished vineyards’ philosophy, which relies on finding the best sites within a particular region suited to a chosen wine variety. Petaluma strives to enhance the quality of its wines and to bring all the smells and tastes of the vineyard to the bottle and straight to the consumer.

The subtle, hands-on treatment adopted by the Petaluma team and the attention to detail given once the grapes are in the winery ensures every wine is of the highest quality. Petaluma believes in the importance of growing grapes in the right regions in order to produce exceptional wines, which is why the winery has vineyards in three different regions.

Riesling is grown in its Clare Valley vineyard, Coonawarra houses its cabernet and merlot, and the Adelaide Hills vineyard is perfect for sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, shiraz and chardonnay. Crafting wines from three different regions allows Petaluma to deliver both still and sparkling premium wines.

Recognising the potential of Adelaide Hills’ Piccadilly Valley, Petaluma was the first to plant in its region. Here, the area displays some of the characteristics of the Champagne region in Europe, making it perfect for growing chardonnay and pinot noir sparkling wines, as well as chardonnay still wines.

Petaluma is one of the few wineries of its size that still controls the wine from grape to glass. The grapes are grown, the wine is made and matured, and then packaged to go straight to the consumer. The wine is not touched again until the seal is broken and the wine is enjoyed.

The Adelaide Hills cellar door references the three regions and the Petaluma winemaking history, while also offering fantastic views of Mt Lofty in the distance. As a James Halliday 5-star rated winery, Petaluma is at the forefront of creating premium wines and providing visitors with an experience like no other.

 

TASTING NOTES

2011 Petaluma Croser Vintage, Piccadilly Valley

This elegant, fine-fruit driven sparkling wine displays a complexity as well as a delicate, persistent fine mousse that explodes on the palate. Raspberry and strawberry from the pinot, and ripe apple from the chardonnay are combined with a subtle biscuit and creaminess.

2012 Petaluma Coonawarra

A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and shiraz, this wine displays a blackcurrant flavor with a hint of plum, as well as spices, cedar, and wonderfully soft tannins. Mocha and a lovely hint of cabernet mint and leaf herald the Coonawarra as a wine that will age gracefully for many years.

2014 Petaluma Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

This chardonnay is a rich, full- flavoured, yet delicate fruit-driven wine. Ripe white peach and nectarine flavours are complemented by minerality and wonderful complex nuttiness on the finish. The palate is soft and rich, and the acid is enticing.

2015 Petaluma Hanlin Hill Clare Valley Riesling

The 2015 Hanlin Hill riesling has bright floral aromas of citrus peel and orange blossom, with a hint of tropical fruit. Fragrant and lifted, the palate shines with a lively acidity and full rich lime marmalade. Crisp and focused, this riesling can be consumed now or will age gracefully into the medium term.

 

  • Getting There: 254 Pfeiffer Road,
  • Suburb: Woodside
  • Phone: (08) 8339 9300
  • Email: [javascript protected email address]
  • Website: www.petaluma.com.au
  • Cellar Door: Open 10:00am–4:00pm, Friday to Monday
  • Restaurant: No
  • Weddings & Functions: Yes by appointment only
  • Accommodation: No
  • Additional Features: Special release wines



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