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.
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.
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.