the southernmost crest of the Barossa’s beautiful Eden Valley
Edenmae Estate Wines
"sustainably crafting unique wines, for exceptional people"
WINE ORDER FORM 2013
Boutique Winery & Vinestay - passionately
handcrafting estate grown wines from our low yield blocks on the southern boundary of South Australia's glorious
Eden Valley. Old growth, dry grown & sustainably managed amidst native regeneration zones & plantations, Edenmae
remains quite the beauty.
With Eden Valley sitting boldly between the rich terroir of the Barossa Valley to the
North & the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills to the South - our crisp Riesling & aromatic Pinot grow surprisingly
well alongside our spricy Shiraz & earthy Cabernet.
Each year our Riesling is the first variety ready for harvest. Early in the morning, typically around March, we bring a large
crew in to hand pick the fruit. By days end, the fruit is transported to a purpose built facility in the Barossa
for whole bunch pressing. This method ensures the delicate crisp style, adored by all… The resulting juice
is then transferred to cold storage for fermentation & bottled as early as August, ready for summer drinking! She's
typical of an Eden Valley Riesling - showing powerful citrus tones, embracing vanilla in
We're thrilled to add, 2013 will see Riesling juice split 50/50 to allow production
of our first Sparkling Riesling, via Traditional Methode!
You'll also be
interested to know that we're squirrelling away the pressings from this lovely variety post fortification - check this
space in about 4 years for details of our Fortified Riesling release!
Following on from Riesling, vintage then sees harvesting of our Pinot
Noir, Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon blocks, in that order. All our reds are crushed on-site & commence
open ferment immediately, being manually pumped over several times a day, to encourage colour & flavour intensity.
Bees hover on mass, as they're attracted to the sweet sweet fruit - as the baumé drops, the bees lose
interest.... Once ferment is complete, all batches have the 'living daylight' basket pressed out of them &
allowed to rest, prior to transferring to oak Hogs Heads & Barriques. Our Pinot sits on 100% French oak,
seasoned & new, over a 12 month period. Our Cabernet also sits on 100% French oak, seasoned & new, but
over an extended 24 month period. While the Shiraz parcels all see a combination of French & American oak,
seasoned & new, over a minimum of 24 months.
Our Pinot Noir has to be the 'biggest' Pinot in Australia - massive claim we know,
but if you know of one bigger, tell us about it! We're the first ones to admit ours is not "varietally
typical", when compared with delicate Pinot's of Australia, but we know there's some gorgeous gutsy Pinot's
in Central Otago. As a result, it's important to keep an open mind when approaching her for the first time - she's
from the Barossa, so packs a punch! Seriously, while claiming all the nose and mouth feel of a Pinot, she's heavy
drinking, yet smooth as silk. Our tip would be to take her to your next 'blind tasting' to confuse the
hell out of all and sundry. A massive hit with the Shiraz crowd :)
Sauvignon blocks came into full production in 2013. The vineyard as a whole has undergone extensive renovation
over the past six years, with the Top Cab block being the last to be completed - yay! Our Cab is quite earthy &
rustic and is picking up esters of Tea Tree & Eucalypt. Quite the pretty, fruit driven gem, our Belle
Cabernet will definitely benefit from a few years in the cellar.
The Estate's Shiraz
blocks dominate the Edenmae landscape. With the oldest being 40 years now & the youngest at 12 years,
they offer variety due to age & location. The terroir about the property varies from block to block, with Eucalypt
being incredibly obvious in fruit coming from Brian's Block, Tea Tree's from the Old House Block & typical
cool climate pepper from the Dam Block. As with the Estate as a whole, our Shiraz blocks are extremely
low yield (1/2 tonne to the acre), producing intense characteristics. Some months prior to bottling, we select
the two best barrels & produce our premium Maluka Shiraz. The rest of the barrels
are then blended to produce our daily tipple, the Jess Shiraz.
2011 saw our Pinot go into a lip smacking Sparkling Vintage Cuvee. She's paired
with 55% Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, and while our Cuvee was a favourite with young girls & those new to
wine in 2011... she's now all grown up! Chardonnay dominant in her maturity & a favourite with
confident, intelligent women (& men...) the world over! Pair with gorgeous girlfriends & a smelly washed
NEWS: Our 2012 Pinot Noir is undergoing traditional methode
champenoise & will be available in late 2013 - yep, that's an Estate first... a Sparkling Burgundy!!
"We don’t just view our winery as a farm, or a job, it’s
become part of us and what our family stands for... have to say therefore that it's probably a little bit odd, quietly
creative, certainly brazen & most definitely loaded with potential!"
Hosted Self Contained Cottage
"Atop the southernmost crest of the Barossa’s
beautiful Eden Valley rests Edenmae Estate. A boutique family friendly retreat, catering to those
who seek an encounter amidst the vines. Edenmae Vinestay’s rustic cottage embraces all the
country comforts one would expect - from fluffy duvets & cottage fire, to wood stove bread & fresh brewed coffee.
Strolls about the property are highlighted by a spell in the outdoor spa, a bottle of Estate sparkling to hand…
Offering a selection of Edenmae wines on arrival & daily farm focused continental breakfasts on a peaceful, chemical
free property - guests want for nothing."
Our Mixed Farming Property of 88 acres, studded with old Gums, comprises 30 acres
under vine (Riesling, Shiraz, Pinot & Cabernet); 15 acres native eucalypt plantation; 1 acre Muntree Shrubs;
the remainder Grazing & is located a mere 20 minutes from the likes of Yalumba & Henschke.
Families & Groups flock to Edenmae for different reasons. Couples appreciate the solitude & privacy; Families
embrace the animal contact & room to run; and Groups (particularly women!) enjoy the spa, bubbles & karaoke!
Everyone loves the location, typically spending one day in the Barossa Valley & one day in the Adelaide Hills.... and
they ALL adore the daily home baked bread delivery!!
Guests are free to roam the property at their
leisure - we have a property map in the cottage to assist. To locate our property on Google Maps, simple type in EDENMAE!
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The cooler months at Edenmae have well and truely arrived...
Typical of this part of the world, the weather varies from day to day. When it's warm enough, it's great to
take a stroll around the property (Border Collies in tow). The stock graze the house paddock & lambs are plentiful. And
when it gets too cold - there's a roaring fire in the cottage or just lounge in the hot spa with a book & bubbles
Two Room Rustic Cottage comfortably accommodates a family of 6 & is fully self-catered for up to 8 (with 660 litre refrigerator,
700 wide stove & every other convenience required of a busy kitchen). There is a well equipped private
verandah outback, overlooking the house dam.
While the cottage kitchen is very well equipped
(including a BBQ out back), folks often prefer to eat out. Seven minutes in either directions will find you three great pubs
for meals, two general stores, a butcher, a baker, two take away & Bucks Bistro (a lovely little restaurant in Springton).
We have four small cellar doors within arms reach (4 to 7 minutes): Bucks Bistro incorporates
the cellar door for the Poverty Hill boys. Suffield Wines are a mere 1km west of Springton township. Peter Seppelt’s
Grand Cru (they do wood oven pizza’s also) are on the main road to Springton from here & Partalunga’s cellar
door is at the end of our Burns Road. And of course, but the end of January, we will have our very
own Celllar Door operational in Springton, adjascent to the General Store!
Within 20 minutes you will find multiple places of interest: the Barossa Valley;
Kaiser Stuhl Conservation Park; the Whispering Wall; the Big Rocking Horse; the National Motor Museum; the Barossa Cheese
Factory; Collingrove Homestead and the Herbig Tree.
Within 30 minutes you could find yourself
sitting on the grassy banks of the Murray River in Mannum. Or in the opposite direction, on the lake of
Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, in between a few stops at some of the best wineries Australia has to offer!
Edenmae Tariff : We've tried to keep it simple... $175 - $185 per couple per night (+ surcharge
during Easter/New Year); Additional adults $40 & children $10 each per night throughout the year;
Of course tariff is inclusive of daily continental breakfasts and Estate wines. Ask about the "stay
for 7, pay for 6" discount!
Eden Valley sits between the Barossa Valley & the Adelaide Hills - making it a short 20 minute drive to either destination
- and a one hour drive to Adelaide's CBD.
Edenmae Estate sits
atop the southern boundary of the Eden Valley - making it quite elevated for South Australia at 455m above sea level. Hence
our winters are rather chilly & our summer evenings bring relief from hot dry days. We
are typically considered Mediterranean with Summer temperatures varying between 10°c to 45°c & Winter Temperatures
from -2°c to 25°c. So it’s a good idea to pack jumpers/pullovers irrespective of the season!
Eden Valley is renowned for it's zesty Rieslings & with the Barossa's Shiraz just North & the Adelaide
Hills Sauvignon just South - what more could you want??
Estate & Vinestay
Mobile Phone : 040 949 3407
266 Parkers Rd, Mount Pleasant, South Australia, 5235
Edenmae Estate Cellar Door
Cellar Door Phone : 08 8568 2098
7 Miller St, Springton, South Australia, 5235
OPEN 10:00 -
5:00 Fri, Sat & Sun
CLOSED Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu to run the farm
(appointments may be made on those days)