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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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  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

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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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  • In a previous posting, I had shared some of the white Rhone-styled wines ... ... McLaren Vale, Barossa and Eden Valleys for SA. There was a physical limit for my tastebuds on the day, so by no means are my listings comprehensive. The wines cover a range of price, mid $20ish to high end. Pick of the crop, the Torbreck Run Rig 2010. 2009 was ver... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Australia' take on red Rhones


  •  27th July 2013, Ormond Hall, St Kilda RdIt is well-evident that there is ... is ... Smith Viognier 2013, Eden Valley, SARRP$28. Fermented by indigenous yeasts, with barrel ageing for added texture to the palate. An interesting aromatic profile, not your typical Viognier. Notes of white peach, sweet capsicum and ginger spice? It has a robust,... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Australians do Rhone blancs...


  • Viognier Eden Valley. Yalumba 2011

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    Wine review by runningbear


  • Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling Eden Valley 2011

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    The 2010 Pewsey Vale Riesling is a rich and intensely flavoured wine. Classic fruit aromas on the nose with talcum, crushed stone and limes and a hint of dried herbs. The palate shows great length and depth with lemon and limes. The wine finishes with a soft but fresh natural acidity which balances the flavour intensity and a minerality that wil... Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS


  • Yalumba Riesling Y Series 2011

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    Sweet lime, lemon and even pineapple aromas greet the nose along with a gentle sweet, polleny, fennel top note. This is a touch soft in the mouth, supple and broad with not a lot of height. The flavors show hints of peach accenting the lime pith and apple notes, but there is something vaguely ripe underlying it all. There's some nice freshness o... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Thorn-Clarke Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley Shotfire Ridge 2006

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    Wine review by anchca


  • Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling Eden Valley 2011

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    Limestone bright acidic notes. Minerality and highly acidic Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Pewsey Vale Dry Riesling Eden Valley 2012

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    Quite perfumed on the nose, with aromas of apple blossoms, dry tree bark, quince and limes.While painfully young, this shows great cut in the mouth with a nice edge of richness, though it remains medium to light bodied. There's a lovely rush of sour apple, lime and raw quince flavors on the palate, with gentle floral accents and a hint of spice ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Yalumba Shiraz Blend Y Series Shiraz/Viognier 2009

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    Dark and spicy with an almost camphor-like aspect to the black pepper top note to the blueberry and blackberry fruit. Air brings out the classic apricot and floral aromas of Viognier which are sweet and well-integrated here. This is a little tight on entry but shows fine balance with an early rush of blueberry and blackberry fruit followed by l... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Yalumba Shiraz Blend Y Series Shiraz/Viognier 2009

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    Dark and spicy with an almost camphor-like aspect to the black pepper top note to the blueberry and blackberry fruit. Air brings out the classic apricot and floral aromas of Viognier which are sweet and well-integrated here. This is a little tight on entry but shows fine balance with an early rush of blueberry and blackberry fruit followed by l... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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