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The Mitchelton Diaries Pt 5: The Vineyards

July 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our vineyards produce grapes not only in the Mitchelton Estate but also the famous Heathcote area, which are exclusively Shiraz plantings on the north-facing side of Mount Camel. From the rich, ochre-red ancient earth of the weathered Dookie Hills to the alluvial sands of the Goulburn Valley floor, this part of Victoria around Mitchelton is […]

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The Mitchelton Diaries Pt 4: Working With the Land

July 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sustainability… Committed to protecting the environment of our picturesque backyard, the team at Mitchelton is a proud custodian of a sustainable and distinct eco-system inspired by our ever-present neighbour, the Goulburn River. Bordered by red gums and indigenous flora and fauna – the river plays an intrinsic part of a sensitive natural cycle, which inspires […]

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The Mitchelton Diaries Pt 3: Winemaking

June 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Specialising in the production of Shiraz, Riesling and Rhone blend wines from grape to glass, our winemaking team is known for bringing out the unique regional characters in our award-winning selection of our estate-grown varieties. With meticulous attention to detail, Mitchelton wines boast a rare balance and intensity of flavour. Enveloped by the meandering curves […]

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Harvest – June 2020

June 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

– By Peter Bourne ENJOYING THE BEST OF THE EDEN VALLEY A GROWING FORCE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIAN WINE The Eden Valley Wine Region is renowned for its rieslings — brisk, aromatic and incredibly long-lived. However, there’s a growing awareness of the region’s finely-honed red wines — primarily shiraz with cabernet sauvignon shining in cooler years. […]

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The Mitchelton Diaries Pt 2: The Architecture

June 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The plans for the winery, cellar door and tower were drawn by Robin Boyd CBE, one of the country’s most renowned architects. Following Boyd’s death in 1971, the equally admired Australian architect Ted Ashton completed the design. After Mitchelton opened in 1974, the 55-metre tower soon became a recognised icon of the Victorian winemaking landscape. […]

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The Mitchelton Diaries Pt 1: The History

June 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The rich history of Mitchelton stretches back to 1836, when explorer Major Thomas Mitchell came across this place during a 900-kilometer journey from Sydney to Melbourne. Over a century later in 1969, the entrepreneurial Ross Shelmerdine planted his first crop of vines here, naming his new winery after the historic figure. The bottles which were […]

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What grapes are best suited to Eden Valley?

May 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

– With Peter Bourne – Shiraz thrives in both the Barossa and the Eden Valley regions, although the style of Eden Valley shiraz is more savoury and subtle to the warm-blooded, brash Barossa style so loved by international commentators like Robert Parker Jnr. Riesling also loves the Eden Valley with its cooler nights and higher humidity, but […]

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South Australia’s EDEN VALLEY

May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

– With Peter Bourne – EDEN VALLEY VERSES THE BAROSSA? The Barossa Wine Zone covers approximately 14,000 hectares, roughly equal to 10% of Australia’s grape vines. Its long history and close proximity to Adelaide makes it one of our best known winegrowing areas. The Barossa encompasses two wine regions, the powerhouse Barossa Valley and the […]

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Meet the Maker: Jo Irvine, Barossa Valley S.A.

April 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

– With Peter Bourne – Although, Jo Irvine comes from well-known winemaking family (her father, James is universally known as the ‘Master Merlot Maker’) Jo Irvine was drawn to the medical world before undergoing a mid-life epiphany and enrolled in an oenology course. Irvine worked six vintages both in the Barossa Valley and California before […]

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Kyara: Hidden Gem of the Eden Valley

April 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

– With Peter Bourne – The roots of Kyara Wines dates back to 1847 when a young Silesian refugee — Heinrich Fiebiger — arrived from Prussia and settled with his family in Hahndorf. In 1861 Fiebiger moved to the Flaxman Valley and went on to  become a pioneer in the establishment of the Eden Valley […]

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