Red Wine, Eden Valley

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. Tollana Bin TR222 Cabernet 1997
    "Medium red-purple; the bouquet is moderately intense, with a good balance between dark berry fruit and spicy oak. The palate is quite elegant and restrained, with a mix of red and dark berry fruit flavours, and finishes with soft tannins. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  2. 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
  3. Henschke Johann’s Garden 2020
    Named as a tribute to the early Silesian pioneers of the Barossa, many of whom carried the first name of Johann. Their toil, perseverance and conservatism in hardship has meant that the many generations that followed rejoiced in the riches ... Learn More
  4. Thistledown 'Where Eagles Dare' Eden Valley Shiraz 2019
    Our fruit is sourced from one low yielding block in Joel Mattschoss’ Mengler’s Hill vineyard. The fruit is hand-picked and transferred to the winery. 20% of the total weight is placed in whole bunches in a concrete egg while the ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  5. Henschke 'The Wheelwright' Shiraz 2017 Collectors Edition
    The epitome of elegance with its sheen of silky, pure red fruits and lissome acidity, in 2017 this Eden Valley Shiraz is closer to Adelaide Hills geographically and in spirit. Medium-bodied, the beguiling strawberry and plum palate is delicately scented with ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    Joe Czerwinski
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  6. Powell & Son 'Kraehe' Shiraz 2016
    From a tiny, one hectare, 110-year-old vineyard in the Barossa Valley. ... Learn More
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    Joe Czerwinski
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    Jeb Dunnuck
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    Mike Bennie
  7. Powell & Son 'Steinert' Flaxman's Valley Shiraz 2015
    The Steinert Shiraz is the epitome of the beauty and grace of the Eden Valley. ... Learn More
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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    Mike Bennie
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