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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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Varietals Produced in Eden Valley View all

  • 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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  • Heggies Vineyard

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

  • Poonawatta Estate

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

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  • This is a dinner I am arranging with 20-22 Friends on the 7th May in Adelaide ... Clare SA2002 Mesh Riesling - Eden Valley SA Second - The Chardonnays Steamed ocean trout, crispy fried egg, house made polenta & za’atar2005 Chanson pere & fils Clos Saint Jean 1er cru - Chassgne-Montrachet2006 Giaconda Estate Chardonnay2006 Leeuwin Estate Art Se... Read More

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  • Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Barossa Valley James Goddard 2006

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    Wine review by kamikazefowler


  • Heggies Vineyard Chardonnay Eden Valley Single Estate 2007

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    Nose of tropical fruit with a whiff of French oak. Color of pale yellow. Entry is pleasing, with a somewhat neutral (bland) effect on the palate, but pleasing and refreshing all the same. Medium finish with hints of cooking spice, but generally light, pure and fresh. A well-crafted Chardonnay that should accompany many light dishes and work ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Henschke Red Rhone Blend Barossa Valley Johann's Garden 2006

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    Wine review by alistairsmaccormick


  • There is a joke that I have been told...Q: What have a 65 year old woman and ... ... Beechworth, Mudgee and Eden Valley.Our winemakers are amongst the most technically advanced in the world, and they're making better wine than ever.Please come on a trip with me to rediscover fine wine in Oz.First Stop, the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. Fa... Read More

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  • Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling Eden Valley Dry Riesling 2008

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    Wine review by plaintiger


  • Barton Vale Cabernet Sauvignon Eden Valley the Lazarus 2001

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    Perfect right now! I found it for $20 and thought if there was any time to drink it, at 9 years, now would be the time. I'd put this up against any upper tier Napa cab. Showing extremely well right now. Rich, delicious, ripe and well balanced. Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Yalumba Viognier Eden Valley 2008

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    Medium bodied while with balanced aroma and texture. A nose of lemon, key lime and honeysuckle with a creamy mineral body. Read More

    Wine review by jenna LeMaster


  • Peter Lehmann Shiraz Barossa Valley Black Queen 2005

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    Wine review by partial2shiraz


  • Peter Lehmann Shiraz Barossa Valley Eight Songs 2007

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    Typical Lehmann Shiraz. As the German reviewer indicates, there is a lot of plum preserve with some chocolate and (perhaps) some vanilla. The bouquet has cola notes as well with the usually dark cherry and hint of cigar tobacco. A bit warm on entry - like many in this style - but balanced and structured to age for a few more years. Suggest t... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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