Pemberton, Eden Valley

Over 50 local vineyards have set up shop around Pemberton, a small tourist town hidden among the spectacular karri forests of southwestern WA. The town's high altitude and southern latitude combine to create a relatively cool, almost Mediterranean climate. This means a longer ripening period for the grapes and a well-balanced final product.

The region's superb soil is another contributing factor to its popularity. From fertile karri loam to gravelly soil on higher slopes, the region offers winemakers a variety of landscapes with which to work. Famous for its Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz, the Pemberton area has well and truly made its mark on Australian wine culture.
Eden Valley is a cool climate wine region between 400 and 600m up the Barossa range, to the east of the warmer Barossa Valley. It is of a similar size to the Barossa Valley, but given the altitude and cooler climate, Eden Valley is renowned for producing high-quality Riesling and Shiraz. Due to its cool climate, small portions of cooler Eden Valley fruit are often blended with 'sister' wines from the Barossa Valley.

The cooler climate provides optimum conditions for the long, slow ripening of the grapes, which generally retain acidity and developing complex flavours on the vine. The townships sub-regions include Keyneton in the east, Truro in the north and Mt Pleasant in the south and High Eden, located even higher up the Barossa Ranges, with even cooler temperatures.

The soils of the region is generally nutrient-poor yellow podzolic/sandy & pink quartz soils over decomposed (gneiss) granite. With its rocky outcrop, which extends to the soild, most irrigation is provided by dams, and most vineyards plant their vines close together. When compared to Clare Valley, Eden Valley is slightly higher in altitude and a little cooler, though has similar sunshine hours, but lower levels of continentality.
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  1. THORN CLARKE 'SANDPIPER' RIESLING 2019
    The 2019 vintage was named in James Hallidays Top 100 wines October 2019. This wine is offering great vibrancy and freshness now, but will also develop beautifully with age. Bright ripe lemon fruit characters dominate the palate and crisp minerally acid forms the ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  2. THORN CLARKE 'SANDPIPER' PINOT GRIS 2019
    Grigio style - light and fresh, easy drinking. The nose shows bright, lifted aromas of nashi pears and spice. The palate is dominated by pear aromas and flavours with a clean citrus acid backbone. Underlying spicy character adds to the ... Learn More
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    Raymond Chan
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    James Suckling
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  3. THORN CLARKE 'SANDPIPER' PINOT GRIS 2018
    Grigio style - light and fresh, easy drinking. The nose shows bright, lifted aromas of nashi pears and spice. The palate is dominated by pear aromas and flavours with a clean citrus acid backbone. Underlying spicy character adds to the ... Learn More
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  4. WOODS CRAMPTON WHITE LABEL RIESLING 2018
    Sourced from three higher altitude and well established Eden Valley vineyards just below 600 metres. The nose is very fresh and restrained, tending towards citrus with subtle floral notes. The palate is elegant and pure with a core of delicate citrus ... Learn More
  5. TORZI MATTHEWS 'FROST DODGER' RIESLING 2019
    Hand picked whole bunch pressed and free run juice only. Old Vine Eden Valley Riesling sourced from two frost pocketed vineyards dating back to 1930. Expect high tone aromatics of white stone fruits, white flowers & lime. The real star is the ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  6. TORZI MATTHEWS 'FROST DODGER' RIESLING 2020
    Hand picked whole bunch pressed and free run juice only. Old Vine Eden Valley Riesling sourced from two frost pocketed vineyards dating back to 1930. Expect high tone aromatics of white stone fruits, white flowers & lime. The real star is the ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  7. WOODS CRAMPTON 'BLACK LABEL' RIESLING 2018
    100% hand picked, 100% whole bunch pressed - just the freerun juice is used. On yeast lees for 4 months before bottling. The nose is pure and fresh. It is dominated by citrus aromas along with hints of green apple and floral blossom. ... Learn More
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  8. WOODS CRAMPTON EDEN VALLEY SHIRAZ 2014 (MAGNUM 1.5L)
    Woods Crampton Eden Valley Shiraz is a great example of what happens when you combine cool climate Eden Valley fruit from a great vintage with the delicate touch of two talented winemakers in Nicholas Crampton and Aaron Woods. Deep and ... Learn More
  9. HENSCHKE KEYNETON EUPHONIUM 2015
    The classic Henschke Keyneton Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, with a skerrick of cabernet franc (2%), is an Eden Valley-dominant Barossa blend, drawing from Cyril’s original plantings of shiraz in the Eden Valley in the 1960s. Traditional vinification and maturation ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Tyson Stelzer
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    James Suckling
  10. WOODS CRAMPTON 'FRANCES AND NICOLE' EDEN VALLEY SHIRAZ 2017
    The flagship release from Woods Crampton. Sourced from a truly pedigreed, low-yielding, 60-year-old vineyard. Made using Burgundian techniques and a “hands-off” philosophy. Rich, dark and brooding – riper than 2016 but still displaying a “cool climate” profile and whole bunch aromatics. The ... Learn More
  11. WOODS CRAMPTON 'FRANCES AND NICOLE' EDEN VALLEY SHIRAZ 2016
    The flagship release from Woods Crampton. Sourced from a truly pedigreed, low-yielding, 60-year-old vineyard. Made using Burgundian techniques and a “hands-off” philosophy. Rich, dark and brooding – riper than 2014 but still displaying a “cool climate” profile and whole bunch aromatics. The ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  12. TORBRECK 'THE GASK' SHIRAZ 2018
    The Gask is sourced from a single plot of Shiraz nestled into the eastern slope of Mount McKenzie in Eden Valley that is painstakingly nurtured by the Knight family. Planted in 1960 this elevated site yields small, intense berries that possess ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
  13. MAVERICK TRIAL HILL EDEN VALLEY OLD VINE SHIRAZ 2017
    "The scourge of phylloxera laid waste to the vineyards of Europe, great and humble, in the mid 19th century and was an unmitigated disaster for France. But it has never affected the vineyards of South Australia, and we have been ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Sam Kim
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  14. POWELL & SON LOECHEL EDEN SHIRAZ 2017
    The Loechel shows generous dark ripe fruits of blackberry, cherry liqueur and cassis which is supported by dark chocolate and mocha tones and subtle herbs and spice. The palate reveals pronounced dark fruits, underscored by smoky, savoury and meaty notes: ... Learn More
  15. POWELL & SON 'LOECHEL' EDEN VALLEY SHIRAZ 2016
    The Loechel Eden Valley Shiraz is sourced from a single vineyard high in the Eden Valley. Deep, heady aromas resonating black cherries, plums, rose, tar and cocoa. A persistent, perfectly balanced palate that flaunts spice, savouriness, dark fruits and fine ... Learn More
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  16. HENSCHKE 'MT EDELSTONE' SHIRAZ 2013
    From 100+ year old vines - planted in 1912, completely farmed organically/biodynamically. This vintage has incredibly fragrant aromas of ripe plum, blue and black berry fruits, spice, sage and fresh bay leaf with notes of tar and cedar. Rich, complex, concentrated ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Richard Hemming
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  17. HENSCHKE 'MOUNT EDELSTONE' SHIRAZ 1992
    Being a benchmark in Australian Shiraz the Mount Edelstone wines do not disappoint. The beautiful and historical name Mount Edelstone is a translation from the German Edelstein meaning gemstone. With its luscious bouquet, spicy and dark fruit flavours and silky ... Learn More
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    Jancis Robinson
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  18. POWELL & SON 'STEINERT' FLAXMAN'S VALLEY SHIRAZ 2017
    The Steinert Shiraz is the epitome of the beauty and grace of the Eden Valley. It's perfume is beautifully complex, displaying dried herbs and spices, lifted florals, dark cherries, red currants, charcuterie meats and smoked wood. The palate is supple ... Learn More
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