A ripe nose of stone fruits and lemon peel, with subtle cinnamon, nuts and toast aromas. The wine is ripe yet super-fresh and mouth-filling. An excellent accompaniment to richer or creamier dishes as well being wonderful on it’s own.
Road to Enlightenment is a range of regional and varietally expressive wines seeking to be full flavoured, full of character and exceptionally drinkable. Sourced from a two vineyards, each contributing significantly to the final blend. The cooler vineyard in southern Robe was picked slightly later than the slightly warmer site on the southern border of Padthaway.
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The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.
Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.
If you like Australian wine, then you probably like South Australia wine. The rich reds produced there put Australia on the wine-making map of the world. With over 40% of the country's vineyards, South Australia can rightfully call itself the wine state.
Wines are produced in several regions throughout the state, though many are naturally grouped together, like Barossa and Eden Valleys, only 15 minutes apart. They include such regions as Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, The Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully to name but a few!
Barossa Valley boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia dating back to 1843 and produces some of the world's finest Shiraz, whilst the 'terra rossa' soils of Coonawarra is most suited to producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons. If you're a fan of Riesling, Clare Valley is a great place to explore and for a Maritime climate not dissimilar to parts of the Italian coastline, seek out the wines from McLaren Vale.
A subregion of the Limestone Coast wine-producing region of South Australia, Padthaway was earmarked for horticulture in the mid-20th century, thanks to its rich soil, underground water supply, and coastal-influenced Mediterranean climate. An area 62 kilometres long and 8 kilometres wide, it’s one of several areas in this region that has gained a reputation for producing excellent-quality wines. Some prominent Australian producers, including Seppelt, Lindemans, Wynns, and Hardys, were among the first to establish vineyards here. Key wine varieties are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay, with the two red varieties accounting for half of the region’s total plantings. Other substantial plantings include Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer, Merlot, and Pinot Noir, and plantings of Pinot Gris and Viognier are on the rise.
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About the brand Road to Enlightenment
Through the years of winemaking experience and our overall enjoyment of wine it appears the journey many of us undertook seemed to take similar shape. The wines that were made and we enjoyed back then are not necessarily the same as what we get excited about today. Although many of the varieties are the same.
The wines crafted for the Road to Enlightenment are the direct result of our journey of discovery that simply helped us find the evocative, easy-to-like and often seductive wines we now choose to enjoy. And really, for many of us, it has arrived to us in the simple idea of better wines having better balance.
Road to Enlightenment is a range of classic, regional and varietally expressive wines seeking to be full flavoured, full of character and exceptionally drinkable. Wines of the past that were too overt in fruit, oak or weight is where we began, the balanced, fresh and vibrant wines of Road to Enlightenment is where we are headed.