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Wednesday, 06 April 2016 02:36

Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery

Founded in 1878, Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery is an award-winning winery and fully-functional micro-brewery. Located in the Clare Valley, one of South Australia’s oldest established wine regions, the winery is steeped in local history.

Fanny Filgate, the daughter of enterprising Irishman Edward Paddy Gleeson, best known for establishing the township of Clare, inherited her father’s entrepreneaurial skills and opened the Enterprise Brewery in the late 19th century.

Filgate originally opened the brewery to quench the thirst of local miners and as the copper mining industry took off, so did her business. Filgate remained the proud owner of the prosperous brewery for almost three decades.

In 1974 Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery, produced under the Tim Knappstein Enterprise wine label, took up residence in the the original, heritage-listed building.

Today, Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery’s winemaking team is led by Glenn Barry, an accomplished winemaker who honed his skills in the Clare Valley and as far afield as Sicily, Napa, and Okanagan in Canada. Barry’s winemaking philosophy reflects his love of fresh wines with vibrant and pure flavours.

Inspired by its rich brewing heritage, the winery opened a fully-functional micro-brewery in 2006 where the Knappstein Enterprise Reserve Lager, a premium Bavarian-style beer, was produced.

With a large selection of white wine, including riesling and pinot gris, along with red wine, including shiraz, cabernet and malbec and mouth-watering sparkling Shiraz, Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery has earned its place as one of the regions premier wine producers.

 

TASTING NOTES

Knappstein Riesling

Youthful talc-like aromas combine with bright lime juice and bath salt highlights to create a juicy palate. The lively lime juice theme mixed with a quinine twist and finishes with a dry, flinty character.

Ackland Vineyard Watervale Riesling

The    initially    reserved    nose transforms into aromas of lime, sweet spice and talc-like characters. An immense depth of flavour is illustrated by mimicking the aromas in waves of flavour on a textural palate. The wine displays a restrained sense of power while managing to remain light and focused through an impressively long finish.

Knappstein Shiraz

Displaying an aromatic nose of violet and dark berries, this wine has a fresh and vibrant palate. The flavours lean towards the red berry spectrum with a glimmer of dark fruits and highlight of brown spice. The plush fruit is tightly held together with firm but fine tannins.

Enterprise Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Aromas of bay leaf and perfumed red fruits are given complexity by sweet spice from the finest French oak. The palate is bright and structured while retaining a depth of black-berried fruit flavours. Fine- grained tannins are spread evenly across a generous palate and carry flavours of red cherry and cassis through to a well-composed finish.

 

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 02:01

O'Leary Walker

O’Leary Walker is the culmination of two very successful winemaking careers. David O’Leary and Nick Walker commenced the business in 2000, and purchased the historic Adelaide Hills Johnston Brewery site in 2015.

Those interested in the iconic brewing history of the Adelaide Hills will be captivated by this heritage-listed site. The tastefully-designed cellar door is steeped in history, which is marked by the exposed beams in the remaining buildings of the former brewery.

For David O’Leary there is a strong connection to this site, as both his father and grandfather were involved in the former Johnston Brewery business, and as a result O’Leary spent his childhood growing up in Oakbank. Immersed in history, this site is home to the first South Australian brewery.

Within one and a half kilometres of the O’Leary family vineyards, this peaceful and historical site provides a home for the company’s Adelaide Hills range of premium wines.

Nestled next to the famous Oakbank racecourse, O’Leary Walker provides a peaceful space to enjoy premium wines and share-platters on the grounds of a historic site.

With a successful winery also in the Clare Valley, O’Leary Walker continues to gain national and international success from its premium Adelaide Hills range, which was awarded a 5-star rating from James Halliday.

The wines are regionally distinct, with fruit picked from the 10-hectare Oakbank vineyard. Celebrating 15 years of winemaking in 2015, O’Leary Walker has truly established its reputation for producing award-winning regional wines at affordable prices.

TASTING NOTES

2013 O’Leary Walker Hurtle Pinot Noir Chardonnay

This toasty wine has a yeasty complexity and a beautifully fine bead, with a bouquet of strawberry shortbread. Displaying balanced acidity, a creamy palate and a delicate finish, this wine is the perfect accompaniment to salmon roe hors d’oeuvres.

2017 O’Leary Walker The Lucky Punter Sauvignon Blanc

A vibrant, lively and refreshing wine that’s full of flavour and fresh minerality. A tropical fruit spectrum follows through from the nose with punchy notes of passion fruit and stone fruit. Best enjoyed over lively conversation, this wine goes well with red curry scallops, mango and mint salsa.

2017 O’Leary Walker The Bookies’ Bag Pinot Noir

This pinot noir displays earthy characteristics, with hints of truffle, bright cherry plum spice and dark fruits. With a juicy palate and a great depth of flavour, this wine has supple long tannins. This pinot noir pairs perfectly with a succulent and crispy duck.

2015 O’Leary Walker Final Instructions Shiraz

A fragrant wine that exhibits raspberry and white pepper flavours, as well as a hint of red liquorice. Complex and vibrant with dominant notes of chocolate and rich fruit, the palate has an even and long finish. Careful cellaring will see this wine age gracefully for the next eight to ten years.

 

 

Thursday, 31 March 2016 01:22

Angas Plains Wines

Established in 1994 by Phillip and Judy Cross, Angas Plains Wines is a James Halliday- rated 5-star winery set in the heart of the Langhorne Creek wine region. In 1993, Phillip carefully selected vine material that he used to develop his own vineyard nursery, and this was the beginning of Angas Plains Wines. The following year the first cabernet sauvignon was planted. Together, Phillip and Judy continued to develop a new block of vines each year, finishing with chardonnay in 2002.

Just 45 minutes away from Adelaide and ten minutes from the historical town of Strathalbyn, this lovely winery specialises in dry red and sparkling wines. Immersed in local family history, Angas Plains Wines offers you the chance to relax in an authentic winery setting, with breathtaking views overlooking the Adelaide Hills vineyards.

Nestled in a quiet countryside to offer complete tranquillity, Angas Plains Wines also offers a grassy area for children to play, so you can feel comfortable bringing the entire family.

The Angas Plains Wines restaurant serves rustic food made from only the freshest local produce, as well as some of the winery’s own products. As a testament to the quality of the food, the winery was awarded the Cellar Door award for Best Food in the Langhorne Creek region in 2015 by Gourmet Traveller WINE.

Believing that great wines are born out of great vineyards, this approach has seen the winery receive recognition with numerous awards, including gold for its 2012 PJ’s Shiraz at the 2014 Langhorne Creek Wine Show and the 2013 Royal Hobart International Wine Show. Angas Plains Wines’ PJ’s Sparkling Chardonnay was also a silver-medal winner at the 2014 Langhorne Creek Wine Show.

Constantly yielding wines of the highest quality, it’s no wonder this winery has been awarded a 5-star rating by Halliday six years in a row.

 

TASTING NOTES

2012 Angas Plains Estate PJ’s Shiraz

Those brave enough to explore this intensely deep-purple shiraz will discover dark-plum and gentle licorice undertones beneath the bold surface. Aged in French and American oak barrels for 14 months, this shiraz can be enjoyed over the next five to 15 years.

NV Angas Plains Estate PJ’s Sparkling Chardonnay

This fresh and fruity sparkling chardonnay has a good balance of flavour and acidity that offers a brut- style finish. The palate has light, crisp, and fruity flavours that dance around on the tongue, and the fine and delicate bubbles make for a light and easy-to-drink wine.

2012 Angas Plains Estate Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

This special reserve wine is only produced when there is an exceptional parcel of grapes. The intensity of the fruit and varietal characteristics of the Langhorne Creek soft-tannin cabernets are integrated with fine oak to develop this wine.

2012 Angas Plains Estate PJ’s Cabernet Sauvignon

This nicely-articulated cabernet exhibits a bright, deep colour and exudes rich and pleasant fruit aromas. The palate is assuaged by blackcurrants that have been aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. This provides hints of black olive and cedar characteristics that add to the enjoyment of this medium- bodied wine.

Thursday, 31 March 2016 00:50

Shingleback Wine

Shingleback Wine is a single-estate, family-owned winery that controls all of the aspects of its winemaking process, from growing the fruit on its mclaren Vale vineyard, to the bottling of its wines.
Combining their love of winemaking, farming and business, brothers Kym and John Davey collaborated to develop the estate that was first farmed by their grandfather in 1957. Today, the estate has grown to produce some of the most prestigious wines in Mclaren Vale, and has been was awarded a 5-star rating by James Halliday for many years. Shingleback Wine was also named as one of Halliday’s Top 10 Best-Value Wineries in australia in 2015, which is a well-deserved recognition of the value and quality that the winery offers.

A modern yet minimalist approach is taken in crafting the wines, with the belief that respecting the fruit is crucial to delivering premium products. This approach also represents a family that is committed to producing outstanding wines from the land it loves.

The Shingleback Shiraz was the first wine produced by Shingleback Wine, winning the first of its many awards – a gold medal at the royal Hobart Wine Show. This estate Shiraz is still at the heart of the winery’s portfolio, but the range has grown to include a number of award-winning brands, including Shingleback, red Knot, Haycutters and The Gate. To date, the winery has received an astounding 43 trophies and 395 gold medals across all of its labels.

Housed in the original barn of aldersey Farm (circa 1890), visiting the tasting room is a rewarding experience for wine and history lovers alike. In winter, guests are encouraged to enjoy a glass of wine, while indulging in a personally selected regional platter or bowl of soup, by the open-wood fire. In summer, the South australian sunshine can be savoured either under the shade of the verandah or on the lawn, as visitors take in the surrounding views of the winery’s Kitchen Garden mataro vineyard. The knowledgeable and friendly team is always on-hand to offer tastings of current-release wines, as well as tasting room exclusives.

 

 

TASTING NOTES

2017 Shingleback Haycutters Salmon Rosé

Rose petal and cranberry aromas lift from the glass. The palate is filled with flavours of strawberry, raspberry and mixed peel, as well as with earthy, textural elements. The sweet, fruit flavours are defined by a lingering natural acidity and savoury moreishness.

NV Shingleback Black Bubbles Sparkling Shiraz

This sparkling shiraz delights and surprises the senses. Best served in a flute glass, the vibrant magenta bubbles deliver aromas of blackcurrant, liquorice, spice and dark cherries. Creamy bubbles and a luscious sweetness envelop the plump blackberry mid-palate, which is enhanced by hints of savoury development.

2015 Shingleback Davey Estate Reserve Shiraz

Only selected parcels of shiraz, grown on both red and black soils over limestone on the Davey estate vineyard, qualify for this reserve wine. Brooding blackberry, dark cherry and plum aromas combine with notes of espresso and chocolate. a compote of dark berries is encased within the chewy, robust tannin structure.

2015 Shingleback Unedited Shiraz

This shiraz is a single-block wine made with minimal intervention in order to highlight the distinctive sites of mclaren Vale. Fragrant primary aromas of dark cherry and mulberry combine with nuances of savoury spice, summer earth and Jaffa milk chocolate. This terroir-focused wine has balance and poise on release, but will reward careful cellaring as well.

 

Thursday, 31 March 2016 00:14

Maxwell Wines

Since opening its doors in 1979 by Mark Maxwell, Maxwell Wines has built a reputation for producing high-quality, hand-made wines. Specialising in shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and grenache, Maxwell Wines is also Australia’s largest producer of mead.

Maxwell Wines’ flair for creating exceptional wines can be seen in its signature Lime Cave Cabernet Sauvignon and Ellen Street Shiraz, both of which are acclaimed for their cellaring potential and purity. The winery’s white wines also demonstrate a freshness and superb varietal character via slow, cool ferments.

The winery is renowned for its range of meads, as Maxwell Wines is the largest supplier in the southern hemisphere of this time-honoured, delicious, fermented honey wine. The Maxwell Meads purity of flavour is the result of more than 50 years of research and development, and is well worth the effort as the range has set the benchmark for mead around the world.

Spanning three levels, the winery is designed to take advantage of gravity flow throughout the winemaking process, contributing to the quality of the wines. Visitors are given the opportunity to view a ‘working winery’, surrounded by amazing views from the cellar door while sampling wines.

The vineyards themselves are some of the most favourably positioned in the McLaren Vale region, lying on south-facing slopes. Several other varieties of wines are grown, including merlot, malbec, montepulciano, tempranillo, and petit verdot, with the winery producing 15 different wines.

Owned and operated by Mark Maxwell, the winery employs a team of wine industry professionals who take a hands-on approach to ensure Maxwell Wines retains its reputation as a premier wine producer. Believing that “life’s too short to drink bad wine”, it’s no wonder Maxwell Wines produces world-acclaimed wines.

 

TASTING NOTES

2013 Maxwell Wines Minotaur Reserve Shiraz

Rich ruby-garnet in colour, this shiraz displays aromas of fresh nectarine and cherry, while deeper leather notes from the French oak barrels also linger. The palate is robust, showing gamey and complex forest- floor notes with elements of nutmeg, white pepper, and Satsuma plum.

2013 Maxwell Wines Ellen Street Shiraz

This cherry-red shiraz shows aromas of coffee and vanilla bean with violets, glacé fruits and cherries. Flavours of plum, chocolate, and blackberry are immediately detected in the first sip. This shiraz shows clean minerality and rich earthy characters through the middle palate, offering an intense concentration of fruit.

2013 Maxwell Wines Lime Cave Cabernet Sauvignon

Displaying aromas of blackcurrant and cherries, along with a posy of dried herbs and a splash of vanilla, this wine provides complex flavours of black cherries, cranberry and chocolate with an intense middle palate. Concentrated fine tannins provide an excellent balance.

2014 Maxwell Wines Four Roads Old Vine Grenache

This grenache displays a perfumed nose with maraschino cherry and raspberry fruits, coupled with savoury notes and subtle oak spice. Fine tannins and mouth- filling flavours are well-balanced in this approachable wine that has complex nutmeg, sage, savoury fruits, delicate vanilla oak, and fruit concentration from 90-year-old vines.

 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 23:46

Wirra Wirra Vineyards

Wirra Wirra is a picturesque ironstone winery with more than 100 years of history under its belt. as its aboriginal name suggests, Wirra Wirra is nestled ‘among the gums’ in mclaren Vale.

From the call of the towering angelus Bell that sits atop the winery, to the massive post and rail fence known as ‘Woodhenge’, Wirra Wirra offers a unique and memorable winery experience.

Best known for its famous red Church Block blend, winemaker Paul Smith and his team deliver rich and textured red wines, and stunning cool-climate whites from the adelaide Hills.

Wirra Wirra’s award-winning cellar door offers visitors a multitude of experiences, including free tastings, cellar door exclusives and limited release wines.

In addition to Wirra Wirra’s classic range of wines, platters of regional produce are available to be enjoyed among the stunning gardens of the winery. The covered barbecue area is fantastic for friends and families who want to get together and cook up a feast (and can also be booked for groups on request).

Wirra Wirra is now offering a range of behind-the-scenes tours, where visitors can ring the famous angelus Bell, or simply absorb the sights, sounds and smells of a historic working winery and traditional cellar door. These tours offer a fabulous insight into the history of Wirra Wirra Vineyards and the region.

With all of this on offer, it’s no wonder that Wirra Wirra is a James Halliday 5-star rated winery and has been awarded Best Cellar Door in the Gourmet Traveller WIne magazine.

 

TASTING NOTES

2015 Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley Grenache Rose

This wine is superbly dry in style, very different to what its bright colour may suggest. made from 100 per cent mclaren Vale grenache, it is jam-packed full of tangy fruit acidity from juicy berries and hints of orange peel, as well as peppermint and sweet spice that leads to a crisp, refreshing finish.

2014 Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot

Over four decades, the Church Block label has become an australian favourite, consistently offering a smooth, soft red wine that balances the complexity sought by aficio- nados, with the approachability desired by those simply seeking pure drinking pleasure.

2015 Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz

This shiraz is part of the richard Gregory Trott (rGT) collection, which remembers the spirit of Greg Trott. This drinkable wine has a medium- bodied structure that offers generous volumes of flavour and texture. a heady mix of blue fruits, damson plum, anise and peaty, savoury notes are countered with a bright acidity and silky, plush tannins. a long and supple palate that continues to invite another taste.

2013 Wirra Wirra RSW Shiraz

This wine, named after robert Strangways Wigley (rSW), is rich with raspberries, blue fruits, and blackberries. The sophisticated palate is further infused with spice and chocolate. There is great length and focus, and a wonderful balance between vibrancy, power, and elegance.

 

 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 01:24

Torbreck

Since its inception in 1994, Torbreck has continued to build its reputation as one of the best wineries in the world. Torbreck’s first-class wines are grown from small quanitites of dry-grown old vines from the North-Western fringe of the Barossa Valley.

These prime growing conditions, coupled with the expertise of the vintner, ensures that every wine produced at Torbreck is to the highest standard. Testament to this is the company’s status as one of the top 100 wine estates in the world, according to leading wine critic Robert Parker.

The vineyard includes 86 hectares under vine and produces 18 different wines each year.

Wines produced at Torbreck have set the standard for modern-style Australian reds and whites, as they capture the best of the old vine vineyards in the Barossa Valley with their sensitivity towards fruit purity and overall balance.

According to Parker, “the spectacular current and upcoming releases are among the most exciting wines being made on planet earth”.

Customers can taste the entire range of Torbreck wines at the cellar door with a $5 tasting fee, which is redeemable on purchases. VIP tastings are also available (bookings essential) for a maximum of ten people – perfect for a small gathering of friends.

 

TASTING NOTES

2012 The Laird

Made from small, concentrated shiraz berries from the unirrigated, south- facing, hand-tended Gnadenfrei vineyard, 2012 The Laird is completely dirt-driven. Cool conditions resulted in a slow ripening period that achieved aromatic ripeness and sublime purity of the fruit. Full of complexity, precision and prominence, it will age gracefully for more than 20 years.

2014 RunRig

Blending old dry-grown shiraz with viognier, 2014 RunRig is a complex wine with intense, lifted aromatics; dense cherry plum and subtle lavender come to the fore on an opulent base of black olive and cassis. A silky palate interweaves deep-red cherry, clove and liquorice with sweet spice and cinnamon, which evolve in the glass to anise, blackberry, pepper and hints of earth.

2015 Descendant

Benefitting from early rains, the wonderfully fresh, balanced and full- bodied 2015 Descendant has good acidity and a rich, pure profile. Intense perfumed fruits are complemented with lavender and spice. Dense dark cherry and blueberries are interwoven with nuanced white peach, spice and cinnamon. Retaining supple tannins, this suave wine has a long future ahead.

2014 The Factor

Predominately from the Gomersal and Ebenezer subregions, 2014 The Factor has a rich and textured palate with pure fruits and subtle notes of olive tapenade, saddle leather and spice. Dense dark plum, black pepper and spice are supported by a dark core of ripe blackberries, leather and earth. When cellared, this lavish, brooding and densely packed wine will slowly unravel its beguiling riches over time.

 

 

 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 01:11

Kellermeister Barossa Valley

Kellermeister Barossa Valley was founded by Ralph and Val Jones in 1976, and was one of the first boutique cellar door and wineries to open in the Barossa Valley. In 2009, Mark Pearce joined the winery and in 2012, the Pearce family purchased the winery and have since worked hard to build on its 35-year legacy. The Pearce family’s main goal is to handcraft wines that express the purity and provenance of the Barossa.

Producing around a dozen quality wines per year, Kellermeister Barossa Valley owns 30 acres of estate shiraz, mataro and grenache vines. The winery is renowned for its stunning views from its mud-brick cellar door, which stands as a rustic reminder of the burning-red ironstone soil that makes the Barossa a unique and superb winegrowing region.

The award-winning winery has received a range of international accolades in recent years, including trophies for The World’s Best Shiraz, Australia’s Best Shiraz, and The Barossa’s Best Shiraz at the London International Wine Challenge in 2012, for its flagship Wild Witch Shiraz.

Recently awarded the Barossa Trust Mark seal of quality, and with plenty of lawn area perfect for picnicking or kicking around a football, Kellermeister Barossa Valley is the perfect place to taste excellent wine, cider and fresh local produce platters, offering a truly authentic Barossan experience. When planning your visit, check to see if the famous Friday night pig-on-a-spit dinner is being held, as it was recently awarded the title Best Wine Event by the global beer, wine and spirits magazine, Drinks International.

 

TASTING NOTES

2013 Wild Witch Shiraz

Showcasing the most magical elements of each Barossan vintage, the quality of this wine is truly exceptional. The intrinsic power, dimension and surprising elegance brings even the most indulgent connoisseur under its long, intense and luxurious spell. Elegant blue fruits, blackcurrant, truffles and fine silky tannins scored this wine 97 points in the 2017 Halliday Wine Companion.

2015 Black Sash Shiraz

This evocative wine has been handcrafted with the use of traditional methods from the fruit of old vines. Delivering a rich, opulent palate, and a fleshy core of dark-fruit sweetness, this wine finishes with superb length. The addition of deep black fruits, chocolate and spice has scored this wine 97 points in the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion.

2012 Firstborn Single Vineyard Shiraz

This wine was sourced from the Threefold Farm vineyard – a unique site in the lower slopes of the Barossa Valley’s eastern range – which has five acres of shiraz plantings, one acre of grenache and one acre of mataro. Licorice, blue fruit, and milk chocolate flavours and aromas won this wine a gold medal at the 2014 Vienna International Wine Challenge.

2014 Pious Pioneer Dry Grown Shiraz

Dry-grown shiraz grapes were handpicked from vines watered solely by natural rainfall, which has resulted in smaller grapes with a more intense colour and flavour. As a result, this shiraz has a generous flavour and rich texture with opulent and juicy blood plums. This wine scored 95 points in the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion.

 

 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 00:57

Getaways SA

Since purchasing its first property in 1995 and establishing it as a bed and breakfast, Getaways SA has gone from strength to strength. In 1999, just four years after its inception, the newly-established accommodation won the South Australian Tourism Award for Superior Accommodation. The trajectory of this success has not wavered, and Getaways SA is now recognised as one of the best luxury accommodation and tourism services in South Australia.

Its tour and transport division provides multi-award winning tours behind the scenes of Adelaide’s wine regions, including the Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, and McLaren Vale.

Whether you want to travel in style in a Chrysler 300c, an intimate mini-bus, or a 34-seat coach, all tours are provided with a professional guide, door-to-door pick up and the VISITOR’S GUIDE   opportunity to experience the food and wine that South Australia has to offer.

The team at Getaways SA prides itself on the incredible experiences it creates for its guests. With the opportunity to make a blend of wine with a winemaker and taste straight from the barrel before the wine is bottled, guests will certainly experience the best of Adelaide’s wine regions. They will also have the opportunity to meet other local producers, including a cheesemaker who supplies freshly-made cheese straight from the farm.

After a day of sight-seeing and tasting, guests can sit back and relax in one of Getaway SA’s 13 self-catered apartments right in the heart of the Barossa Valley, or in one located by the seaside in Glenelg.

As a visitor to South Australia, you cannot go past the services of Getaways SA. From tailor-made tours filled with local expertise, to its luxurious accommodation facilities, you can rest assured that the team at Getaways SA will make your trip a memorable one.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 00:29

Peter Lehmann Wines

Growing up as part of a family who’d lived in the Barossa Valley for five generations, Peter Lehmann’s passion for winemaking began early in life. At the age of 14, he left school to become an apprentice winemaker.

Lehmann’s longstanding commitment to the region and its community truly came to the fore during the vintages of 1978 and 1979, when he actively worked to protect local grape growers following a fruit surplus. In 1979, Lehmann found the partners he needed to build the winery that now bears his name. Throughout his winemaking career, he continued to demonstrate his loyalty to the growers and a commitment to the region. These values form the foundation of Peter Lehmann Wines today.

A trip to the Barossa Valley is not complete without visiting Peter Lehmann Wines’ winery and cellar door. Lehmann was known for his warm hospitality, and this tradition is still central to the winery. The cellar door offers tastings of more than 40 wines, guided by knowledgeable hosts who share Peter Lehmann’s love of hospitality. Guests can also enjoy the famous Weighbridge Platter, which is a tribute to the time Peter Lehmann spent hosting many memorable get-togethers with growers at the Weighbridge, where they would enjoy mettwurst, cheese and wine after a long day.

The cellar door has been built around the original Hoffmann Cellar, which is one of the original 1880s gravity-fed wineries. Carved into the hill to allow the natural course of gravity to influence the winemaking process, the beautiful archway is now the centrepiece of Peter Lehmann Wines’ cellar door.

The beautiful gardens that run along the Para River are lush all year round, and the picnic tables that are scattered under the swaying red gum trees are the perfect place in which to relax and enjoy a bottle of wine with friends and loved ones. The cellar door and surrounding grounds offer a variety of spaces for private events, such as intimate dinner parties and group conferences. The gardens host iconic regional events such as A Day On The Green, Carols by Candlelight and the much-loved Noodle Nights.

Peter Lehmann Wines has been awarded an impressive 5-star rating in the 2018 edition of the highly regarded Halliday Wine Companion. The cellar door has received numerous awards, including a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor and a Barossa Trust Mark for its cellar door experience, as well as recognition in Gourmet Traveller WINE’s Best Cellar Door Awards.

 

 

 

TASTING NOTES

Stonewell Shiraz

One of the benchmarks of Barossa Valley shiraz, this wine is a classic example of the rich, concentrated old-vine style. While bold on the palate, there is always an inherent complexity, with dark plum fruit, a touch of chocolate and aniseed. Tightly structured with fine tannins and a long, persistent finish, this hallmark wine will age beautifully over the next five to ten years.

Wigan Eden Valley Riesling

From the shallow rocky soils of the Eden Valley – one of the great riesling sites of the world – the Wigan Eden Valley Riesling has become one of Australia’s most celebrated wines. This riesling is a mature wine with remarkable youth on the palate, classic Eden Valley lime-juice characters, and hints of mature honey.

The Barossan Shiraz

The Barossa Valley is home to some of the greatest shiraz vines in the world. Crafted by the next generation of Peter Lehmann Wines winemakers, this wine showcases a quintessential Barossa Valley shiraz. It is a complex and layered wine with aromas of lifted cherry and dark fruit, which seamlessly combine with chocolate and mocha undertones. It has fine tannins and a soft, supple finish.

Portrait Barossa Shiraz

This wine represents the heart of the Barossa Valley. Fruit from more than 60 growers across the breadth of the region make up the final blend, which affords consistency to the original Peter Lehmann Wines style. A deep colour and a bouquet of dark forest fruits with a hint of chocolate and vanilla in the background, this is a full-bodied, richly flavoured wine with soft, velvet tannins.

 

 

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