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Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's resplendent range of wines are complimented by.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»
Tim and Simon and all the Wicks, nurse the rootstock and foster the clones which are in highest demand by the Adelaide Hills most accomplished vignerons. The Wicks are Adelaide Hills born and bred, they called upon an old mate named Tim Knappstein to assist in the establishment of a vineyard and wineworks, set amongst the ancient eucalypts on the scenic slopes of Woodside. Each and every planting was determined according to a viticultural algorithm, based on clonal selections and terroir, aspect, soils and clime. The shrubs reached maturity and the wines that flowed are claiming a conspicuous tally of triumphs at significant national wine shows. Representing salient value for the exquisite quality of.. The wonderful wines of wicks»
Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to grow world class wine. Vineyards thusly.. Barriques between the billabongs»
Howard Vineyard
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Howard Vineyard
Howard Vineyard are all about the realization of elegant, cool climate wines, grown to a landscape of rolling vines set amongst towering gum trees on the Adelaide Hills

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.

Howard Vineyard

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.

Howard Vineyard

Howard Vineyard