Chain of Ponds Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills Black Thursday 2011

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The vineyard stopped a bushfire on Black Thursday, and saved our town. But nothing saves our Sauvignon Blanc from tired firefighters. Think fresh green grass, iced kiwi fruit, cool cucumber and asparagus sandwiches. The opposite of fire.<br/>James Halliday (2013): <strong>91 points</strong>

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Chain of Ponds:
The Chain of Ponds winery was established in 1985 on the outskirts of Gumeracha, approximately 4km from the original township. While vineyards have been part of the makeup of the area since colonisation, the Chain of Ponds Winery was the first major planting of any note in the northern area of the Adelaide Hills region. Four thousand vines were initially planted, covering 9 varieties, consistin... Read more
The Chain of Ponds winery was established in 1985 on the outskirts of Gumeracha, approximately 4km from the original township. While vineyards have been part of the makeup of the area since colonisation, the Chain of Ponds Winery was the first major planting of any note in the northern area of the Adelaide Hills region. Four thousand vines were initially planted, covering 9 varieties, consisting of 470 vines of each variety, which was further increased with an additional 150 acres planted in 1989. The first vintage being in 1988. The winery has more recently extended the vineyard boundaries to source fruit from a much broader area of the region, which has added further complexities and subtleties to the wines themselves. Chain of Ponds produces a wide range of products and varieties which are perfectly suited to this cool climate region. The white varietals include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Semillon and Chardonnay. The reds include popular Australian varieties: Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as emerging and exciting varieties for the region: Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Barbera and Nebbiolo. The ‘Chain of Ponds’ initially described a creek which ran all the way from beyond Kersbrook to its confluence with the River Torrens near Prairie in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. The area was dotted at regular intervals with small ponds, having no visible connection above the ground but never drying up even in the driest, hottest summers. Much of the chain of water holes known as the Chain of Ponds vanished under the waters of the Millbrook Reservoir in 1918. Read less

The vineyard stopped a bushfire on Black Thursday, and saved our town. But nothing saves our Sauvignon Blanc from tired firefighters. Think fresh green grass, iced kiwi fruit, cool cucumber and asparagus sandwiches. The opposite of fire.<br/>James Halliday (2013): <strong>91 points</strong>

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