Pewsey Vale Vineyard

+61 8 8561 3200 PO Box 10 Eden Valley Road
Angaston, 5353
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Pioneer Vineyard High in the hills surrounding the Barossa Valley lies Pewsey Vale, Eden Valley's first vineyard. Its founder, Englishman Joseph Gilbert, arrived in South Australia after seeing an advertisement in the London Times announcing the vessel, The Buckinghamshire's imminent departure for the colony. Land was up for grabs and Joseph wasted no time grabbing it, just four months after his arrival - 15,000 acres of rugged high country in the then-wild and remote Barossa ranges, some 40 miles from Adelaide. By 1841, just two years after his arrival, Joseph, the 38 year old son of a well-heeled English landowner, had built a fine homestead and planted Pewsey Vale's first grapevines. The vines were of a table grape variety, but an idea was starting to take shape... In 1847 Joseph planted a one-acre vineyard, establishing Eden Valley's pioneer vineyard and one of Australia's first high altitude, cool climate vineyards. At the same time, several hundred feet below, Johann Gramp was planting the Read more »

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  • Pewsey Vale Riesling Eden Valley Dry 2015


    Picked up at the Costco. Nose of green pears and tropical fruits. Very crisp in the mouth with some Granny Smith apple and a nice finish. Reminds me of the wine I drank in Germany in the 70's. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Those who know Riesling intimately, and drink it often, can argue that the top ... South Australia 2014 Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling, Eden Valley, South Australia 2014 Henschke Julius Riesling, Eden Valley, South Australia 2010 Plantagenet Estate Riesling Great Southern, Western Australia 2013 Glaetzer-Dixon überblanc Riesling, 80% Tamar Vall... Read More

    From the article Australian Riesling: No One Formula for a Great Wine

  • Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling Eden Valley 2011


    I am becoming a big fan of Australian dry Riesling...first thought only Western Australia was on board, but this Eden Valley selection shows that I was again caught thinking to narrowly, a common habit, I confess. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • You have to love Australia’s red wines. If for nothing else than the sheer simplicity of twisting off a baker’s dozen of screw-caps as opposed to setting out to fight with so many corks. OK that’s not a tremendous motivation to get you to try these wines but it was a sweet sight for my sore eyes, or hand as the case may be. Some of these wines w... Read More

    From the article Is Australia Back?

  • Pewsey Vale Riesling Eden Valley the Contours 2003


    People dont get the brilliance of these dry rieslings because they are so rarely encountered with this sort of age on them. Here we have an example with perfect provenance, winery direct in fact. Smoky on the nose with an almost custardy edge to the core of crabapple that is framed by subtle honey and green tea notes. On entry this remains youth... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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    Wine review by mark

  • Pewsey Vale Dry Riesling Eden Valley 2012


    ~ Editor's Choice ~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 ... Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS

  • Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling Eden Valley 2011


    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

  • There's an argument to be made for Riesling, and it's made on a regular basis. It goes something like this: Riesling is great, it's flexible and it's food friendly, with wines ranging from dry to syrupy sweet, so there's something for everyone to like. This has been the argument of the day for years now. Trouble is Riesling still finds resistanc... Read More

    From the article One Man, 40 Rieslings

  • Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling Eden Valley 2011


    Limestone bright acidic notes. Minerality and highly acidic Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig

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