Single Vineyard, Eden Valley Wines of elegance and finesse

ESTATE GROWN . FAMILY OWNED

First, select the very best parcels of fruit from the hand tended vineyard. Then give a free reign to a winemaking team that benefits from the of wisdom and experience that comes with a lifetime spent living and working in the Eden Valley.

Finally, ensure the packaging befits the product – a striking collection of labels and taint free closures that confirm the super premium quality within each bottle and carton.

We are proud to offer our handcrafted Eden Hall wines displaying the best possible characteristics of the Eden Valley with intensity of flavour, finesse and elegance.

Vintage Reports

2021 to 2013

Winter rainfall following the 2020 vintage was near average for the first time in three years so that soils filled to saturation point, but the spaced-out nature of the rainfall and drier than average July meant there was minimal run off for our dam. An anxious period followed with dry conditions for the third year running, hand in hand with frequent, moderate frosts in October and November. Despite frosts and wind, fruit set was good and the trajectory was for a much greater yield than prior vintages. Accordingly adjustments were made in the vineyard with shoot and bunch thinning in some blocks to ensure quality.

Summer was dry, but cool.  Thankfully there were timely rainfall events during the growing season and importantly a crucial rain of 21mm at the start of veraison on 7 February providing enough moisture for the vines to adequately ripen their fruit through to an extended harvest that started on 13th March with Riesling and finished with Cabernet and Shiraz on 30th April. In summary the 2021 vintage shows great quality and a very welcome return to worthwhile yields across all varieties that will translate to excellent wines on the table and in the cellar. 2021, one to remember!

2012 to 2004

The 2012 growing season followed a very wet period that included the previous summer and autumn of 2011. The winter was colder with below average rainfall followed by a mild to warm spring that was also fairly dry. Flowering was patchy such that the red grapes set a very low crop. Summer was also unusually mild with below average temperatures and no extreme weather events.

Harvest began earlier in 2012 with Riesling producing balanced moderate crops and healthy canopies producing outstanding fruit. No Riesling was lost to disease in the 2012 vintage which was an excellent result following the difficult 2011 season. Indeed the Riesling has just gone into bottle (23 May 2012) and looks likely to raise the bar on the lofty standards that Eden Hall Riesling has already set in the past.

There was a considerable gap before the red harvest began even though the yield was less than a third of last year’s. Fortunately the payback for the exceedingly low cropping level was made in the form of exceptional quality. The standouts were the Block 1 Cabernet Sauvignon, Block 4 Shiraz and Block 13 Cabernet Franc.

All in all an outstanding vintage that will rival 2002 for greatness.

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