the southernmost crest of the Barossa’s beautiful Eden Valley
Estate Wines & Cellar Door
Handcrafting wines from the family Estate Vineyard
WINE ORDER FORM 2013
Edenmae's Cellar Door now open in the main street of Springton
OPEN 10:00 - 5:00 Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon
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.
In the case of our Riesling, the fruit
is only lightly pressed to achieve the delicate crisp style, adored by all… The resulting juice is then transferred
to cold storage for fermentation & bottled as early as July, ready for summer drinking! She's typical of an
Eden Valley Riesling - showing powerful citrus tones, embracing vanilla in maturity. We're thrilled to
note that she's won a couple of medals at the prestigious International Riesling Challenge. While we knew her to
be brilliant, it really is lovely to have the pro's agree!
You'll be interested to know that we're
squirrelling away the pressings from this lovely variety post fortification - check this space in about 8 years time!
By contrast, our reds are crushed
on-site & commence open ferment immediately, being manually pumped over several times a day. Once ferment is complete,
all batches have the 'living daylight' basket pressed out of them & popped into oak Hogs Heads & Barriques.
All our reds see predominantly new & seasoned French Oak. Our Pinot & Cabernet sit on a higher percentage of
French over a 12 month period, while the Shiraz’s see a combination of French & American over a minimum of
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", so 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 (we've been hearing rumors of the girl being pinned as Grange
- yep, highly likely to get thrown out of class at the wine shows!). A massive hit with the Shiraz crowd :)
& Cabernet came onto the market late in 2012 & are looking stunning... Our vineyard
is sectioned with Teatrees for wind breaks & this shows through in the Shiraz (in particular) like you wouldn't believe,
making for a very unusual bouquet on top of a fruit driven gem! The Cab is just stunning with her peppery earth and a bit
of a personal favourite, but we suspect she'll need a few years in bottle to fine herself.
our Reds are unfiltered (a style small producers are returning to for enhanced flavour & nose) and therefore require decanting
prior to drinking - but we really should be decanting all wines anyway, to get the best out of them.
2011 saw our Pinot go into a lip smacking Sparkling 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 rind cheese!
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
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!"
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!
And don't forget to like us on Facebook or follow us on
Twitter for daily updates!!
The cooler months at Edenmae have well and truely
come to an abrupt end... Typical of this part of the work, the weather varies from day to day. When it's
cool enough, it's great to take a stroll around the property (Border Collies in tow). The stock are friendly, owing
to being hand fed & enjoy visitors. And when it gets too hot to handle - there's always the cottage climate
control, a dip in the dams, or just lounge in the cool spa with a book & bubbles to hand!
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 & Mon
CLOSED Tues, Wed, Thu to run the farm
(appointments may be made on those days)