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One of the closely guarded secrets which remained cardinal to the preeminence of Grange Hermitage, was the sacred tally of exceptional vineyards which were called on to provide fruit for the new world's most stately Shiraz. The elite Grange Growers Club is one of the nation's more exclusive fellowships, an illustrious canon of distinguished wine growing families which are the stuff of Australian viticultural history. One of McLaren Vale's most eminent dynasties, Oliver's of Taranga were an essential inclusion into many of the mighty Grange's most memorable vintages. Oliver Taranga's estate flagship HJ Reserve Shiraz represents peerless value for a wine of its provenance, power, persistence and depth,.. A principal part of the great grange»
Boutique winemaking affords great advantages, every vine can be uniquely husbanded, quality control is maximised, each barrel can be individually sampled and assembled into the perfect cuvee. Engineering types are innately suited to such viticulture. Colin Best embarked upon his sabbatical to the great vineyards of Burgundy's Cote d'Or. He returned to plant Pinot Noir on a craggy half hectare near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. An ancient masonry wool mill was outfitted for winemaking and Leabrook Estate was born. This is an aesthetic range of meticulously crafted, limited vintages, fashioned for the aficianado of bespoke, small batch, little vineyard wines... The lobethal libations of leabrook»
There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket Pitch and the Langtons Listed Graveyard.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
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