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The high country of Eden Valley has a long history of viticulture equaling that of the Barossa Valley. Joseph Gilbert planted the first vines at his Pewsey Vale vineyard in 1847, the same year as the first plantings by Johann Gramp in the Barossa Valley at Rowland Flat. Eden Valley covers an area as large as that of the Barossa Valley proper, albeit less intensely developed. It is justifiably famous for its Riesling, which vies for supremacy with that of the Clare Valley. This region is also home to such renowned Shiraz vineyards as Henschke's Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone and the Chardonnay vineyards of Mountadam. High Eden is an official subregion. Altitude is all-important in determining mesoclimate although aspect and slope are also important in this hilly terrain. Thus, at an altitude of around 500 metres (1640 feet) the Pewsey Vale, Heggies and High Eden vineyards at the southern end of the Eden Valley are appreciably cooler than the more northerly Henschke vineyards at an elevation of Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Poonawatta Estate

    The cornerstone of the Poonawatta Estate brand is the two acres of original Shiraz vines planted ...

  • Heggies Vineyard

    The magnificent sweep of country that is now the Heggies Vineyard had been grazing land for most ...

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  • This was dinner on Saturday night with friendsStarted with a platter of Salami, ... maturing Riesling from the Eden Valley in SA and showed that under screw cap we are not seeing the flat spot we used to see from Rieslings under cork as they went from young 1-3 to older day plus 8 years.  Definitely plenty of ageing capacityThe 2013 Henri Bourg... Read More

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  • Saturday NightMy brother Paul and his Wife Kate came over from Melbourne - ... ... NV04 Pewsey Vale Contours Eden Valley Riesling - great old riesling and under screw cap12 Penfolds Bin12A Adelaide Hills Chardonnay - this was an excellent CHardonnay 12 was a close to perfect vintage weather wise and this is Penfolds no 2 CHardy behind Yattarna... Read More

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  • Tasting was great - they were wines leftover from various events The 04 ... 08 Mesh and correction all Eden Valley - was a step up from the OW just showing very good aged riesling flvour but under screw cap still retains a nice freshness and off course no TCANow the Zin - I am not very good with Zin having drank very little, my impression was ... Read More

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  • DOing a tasting tonight04 Janz Sparkling - Tasmania05 E&E Sparkling ... ... SHiraz08 Mesh Riesling Clare/Eden Valley Blend [half Grosset half Yalumba hence Mesh]08 O'Leary Walker Polish Hill Riesling Clare16 Orlando ST Helga Riesling Eden Valley05 Zeghesio Zinfandel02 Yalumba Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Blend05 McWilliams 1877 Cabernet S... Read More

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  • D -I am not much of a surfer but my next door neighbour and my nephew who surf ... Parents are grape growers in Eden Valley and make a pretty good riesling - the grooms father recently retired as Yalumba's Marketing Director.  No chance of wine culture being lost in that couple [I have partied with them and their parents and drank plenty of go... Read More

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  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine ... level French NV2016 St Helga Eden Valley Riesling - from the Pernod Stable an amazing crisp sensibly acidic easy to drink riesling, the perfect opener to a great night and at AUD15 bats way above its price probably best describe the flavour as maybe bit of green apple ... Read More

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  • Round 4 - and now for all of my Snooth US colleagues - the US setFirstly - if I get any Geography worng please correct meSecondly - based on my research 12 and 13 were excellent vintage years for CSThirdly  - yes all a bit young but at least with 4-5 years they have had some time to settleFourthly - A really great groupFifthly - interested in pr... Read More

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  • Viognier Eden Valley. Yalumba 2015

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  • Forgot one:The 2015 Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier Read More

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  • Getting ready for our Australian tasting tomorrow night, but 1st some recently ... ... Kalima ShirazThe Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier '15.It may not be the best, but it solid and I've been drinking it and likng it for years. I remember how good the '07 and '10 were. The Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache '15.The Leeuwin Estate "Art Series" Margaret... Read More

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