Single Vineyard, Eden Valley Wines of elegance and finesse
ESTATE GROWN . FAMILY OWNED
Eden Hall vineyard.
The Eden Hall vineyard was established in 1997 in the high country of the beautiful Eden Valley.
In total there are 33 hectares under vine with red varieties consisting of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and white varieties including Riesling, Viognier and more recently Grüner Veltliner.
The ancient soils consist of deep sandy grey loams over fractured rock conducive to growing top end grapes. The vineyard is scattered with majestic red gums that are a key feature to the Eden Valley area.
Eden Hall employs innovative regenerative land management practices, where a diverse mix of 20 species of native perennial grasses and forbes have been established in the vineyard mid-rows to provide a drought tolerant and resilient approach to viticulture. The deep-rooted characteristics of native perennial grasses improve soil profile and permeability, which lowers the dependency on irrigation. The presence of native grasses helps to achieve a significant reduction in the abundance and distribution of undesirable pest plants. This in turn reduces the use of chemicals to control weeds while assisting with soil stabilisation and enhancing vineyard biodiversity.
Compost is made onsite from waste materials, providing an organic soil improver while closing the loop in waste management and reducing the need for synthetic fertilizer to be applied.
Compost extracts and teas are also brewed onsite then applied to improve plant growth by using beneficial organisms which help protect the vine and encourage micro-organisms in the soil ecosystem.
Straw mulch is applied under vine decreasing the reliance and dependence on irrigation, while improving soil biota and significantly diminishing the use of herbicide. The straw provides many benefits by retaining soil moisture and decreasing soil temperatures during extreme heat events.
As a mixed farming enterprise Eden Hall utilise sheep in the vineyard during the winter months limiting the reliance on tractors and diesel consumption.
Eden Hall’s commitment to the environment has been considerable with the revegetation and fencing of a creek line that flows into the Marne Saunders catchment. The planting of native insectary plants in the vineyard, in particular Christmas Bush (Bursaria Spinosa) and Prickly Tea Tree (leptospermum Continentale), provide a habitat and food source for insects that prey on pests.
The planting of thousands of native trees and shrubs endemic to the area around the vineyard has enhanced the aesthetics and provided habitat for various threatened native bird and micro bat species.