In 1890, Amos William Howard discovered subterranean clover thriving naturally in a picturesque valley in the Adelaide Hills. Howard Vineyard’s stone barn Cellar Door and premium red vineyard are located in Nairne, on the site of this original farm. Subterranean clover continues to grow at this site, restoring nitrogen and ensuring the health and quality of the soil in this spectacular vineyard. Thirty kilometres away, the high altitude (470m), cool climate white vineyard at Schoenthal (“Beautiful Valley” in German) is one of Adelaide Hill’s finest sites for growing fresh, crisp sparkling and white wines. These two unique vineyard sites grow exceptional white and red grapes without compromise, Howard Vineyard's Picnic, Clover and Amos wines are renowned for their delicate notes and distinctive fruit purity.
The passion for making great wine continues to grow. All vineyard and winemaking operations and philosophy are simple, to make textural, cool climate wines that are light and elegant with a finesse that reflects the terroir of the vineyards. Howard Vineyard wines look forward to indulging you. Fresh herbs and vegetables are hand picked next to the vineyard and as many ingredients as possible are sourced locally from the Adelaide Hills. The Cellar Door staff match each terroir to their cool climate wines, so all you need to do is enjoy. A superb range of exceptional Adelaide Hills wines which represent an outstanding experience in the appreciation of all that's made of clear sunshine, good fruit and clean soils.