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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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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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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  • Yalumba Viognier Eden Valley 2008


    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


    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

  • Peter Lehmann Shiraz Barossa Valley Black Queen 2005


    One of my favorite under $20.00 wines, actually, compares very favorably to wines costing twice as much. Smooth, every party I have taken it to everyone wants to know where they can get it. I usually pick up a case at a time....Can't go wrong for this price... Read More

    Wine review by MSkid

  • Yalumba Shiraz Blend Barossa Shiraz & Viognier 2006


    see a video tasting rating review of this wine in action___________________________________http://winemiser.com/2006-yalumba-shiraz-viognier-barossa-rating-review/____________________________________The Wine Miser tasting notes.- Light Black Pepper- Marion Berry Black berry dark fruit flavors- Minimal Buttery oak coming through- Brambly twiggy ... Read More

    Wine review by WineMiser

  • Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Barossa Valley James Goddard 2006


    Opaque violet in the glass, with aromas of luscious black fruits, leather & tar, mouth-filling black plum, blackberry, baking spice and scorched earth dancing with fine tannins over a long finish. It did right by our lamb shanks and our guests. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth

  • Henschke Shiraz Eden Valley Mt. Edelstone 2001


    Opps forgot to rate Read More

    Wine review by Stephen Harvey

  • Henschke Shiraz Eden Valley Mt. Edelstone 2001


    2001 Mt Edelstone is not bad but if you want a stunning example of this wine try the 2002 which I rate 98, the 2004 rated 95, 2005 rated 94 and 2006 [just released] rated 97 Read More

    Wine review by Stephen Harvey

  • Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling Eden Valley Dry Riesling 2008


    Pewsey is a classic Eden valley Riesling, very easy to drink and at around AUD15 it is fantastic value, the 2009 is even better Read More

    Wine review by Stephen Harvey

  • Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling Eden Valley Dry Riesling 2008


    Perfect dry riesling. It seems harder and harder to find one with enough acidity for my tastes, but this is bright and tangy, just the way I like it for a lot of food-related purposes. I just had a (cheese) fondue party where I used this as the base, and in the glass-- Ideal! If you can't find a Fendant at your local wine shop ( ha ha!), you'd b... Read More

    Wine review by courgette

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