Vineyards

In addition to hand tending our Estate Vineyard in Murrumbateman, Eden Road works with vineyard owners to foster a natural approach to vineyard management, going beyond the standard modern model of winemaking. Our goal is to collaborate with vignerons to express the Australian high country, some of the oldest soils on Earth, and the vision of Eden Road Wines.

In the weeks preceding vintage, Eden Road continuously analyses samples of grapes for sugars (“baume”), pH, total acidity, and ripeness. Nick Spencer and Hamish Young constantly inspect the vineyards, bringing back fruit samples to be tested in Eden Road’s laboratory.

The early expression of the character of the vintage year in the maturing fruit guides the decision on the perfect moment for harvesting.

The vinification is gentle and unobtrusive. Eden Road makes wines to be fully appreciated when they are mature.The early expression of character of the vintage year in the maturing fruit helps to decide on the perfect moment for harvesting.

Before winemaking can begin, selecting the right vines to plant takes place. Over the last two years, Eden Road has consolidated our Estate vineyard - focusing on the varieties that are ideal for the terroir of Murrumbateman. This time has also been spent managing and treating the soils, with Eden Road returning to various traditional, natural and manual methods to manage the vineyard. Our hands-on approach ensures attention to detail -  an approach made possible given the boutique nature of our business. 
 

Tumbarumba

In 2008, our achievement of winning the most prestigious and sought after wine award in Australia, The Jimmy Watson Memorial Award,  demonstrated that the high country was capable of producing great wine. We have been fortunate to work with two of the most highly regarded and knowledgable vignerons in Tumburumba.

These vineyards are showing healthy signs of life. Biodiversity is beginning to blossom, and Eden Road wines continue to develop new dimensions of complexity and authenticity.

 

Gundagai

Eden Road is also privileged to work with the two oldest and most distinctive vineyards in Gundagai. One vineyard has been responsible for numerous award-winning Eden Road wines, including most recently the 2012 Trophy for Best Shiraz at the National Wine Show. The other vineyard is very small, completely organic and produces beautiful fruit.

Gundagai may become one of the most exciting regions for Shiraz in Australia. It manages to roll in the best of both feminine and masculine styles of Shiraz all into one elegant yet powerful and complex wine.

 
The Canberra Wine Region is confusingly located mostly in New South Wales, in the higher elevations to the North East and North West of the Capital City of Canberra itself, which lies in the Valley.