Eden Valley is a garden of grapes and gums. It’s next door to the Barossa Valley and together they make up the Barossa region.
The Eden Valley has some superb cellar doors.
Henschke is one of them. It’s one of the oldest wine names in the Barossa. Five Henschke generations have made wine. Their Hill of Grace Shiraz is world renowned. Visit the original two storey cellar, built in 1868. See open fermenters and memorabilia. The rustic cellar door has low doorways, stone walls and family portraits. It’s open Monday to Friday and Saturday until noon.
Visit Mountadam Winery, built in 1972 by David Wynn. David was a legend of the Australian industry. He recognised the cool climate potential of an area he called High Eden. His Chardonnay helped pioneer the variety in Australia. Make sure you try it. The cellar door is open for tasting and sales weekdays and weekends.
Don’t miss Irvine Wines. Jim Irvine’s Merlots are among the best in Australia. He also makes great sparkling Merlot, Zinfandel and Pinot Gris. Taste the full range. The Irvine Wines cellar door is open by appointment.
See Peter Seppelt Wines at Grand Cru Estate. Peter’s family has been making wine for over 150 years. Eat gourmet pizza at the Grand Cru Wood Oven Restaurant. It’s open weekends for lunch and dinner. The cellar door is open five days a week, closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family owned winery. It started in 1849. For the past decade, it has helped introduce Australians to new styles like Viognier and Tempranillo. Yalumba is a must see.
Taste Eden Valley in Angaston is a collaborative cellar door. It brings together some of the region’s most impressive wines under one roof. Many are only available through Taste Eden Valley. Try wine from some of the region’s smallest and most exclusive producers. Learn about the region’s distinctive wines and the people who make them. Relax in the bar with a glass of wine and regional nibbles.
Enjoy the heavenly Eden Valley.