Canberra’s Eden Road Wines named 2010’s best new winery

johnboy 9 November 2010 8

[First filed: Nov 9, 2010 @ 10:07]

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The SMH is reporting on local wine maker Nic Spencer and his Eden Road Wines (operating out of the Kamberra complex on Northbourne Avenue) have been named best new Australian winery in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Wine awards.

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WhyTheLongFace WhyTheLongFace 4:14 am 14 Nov 10

Holden Caulfield said :

Haha, thanks for that pajs, I’ll be quiet now. 😛

I wish you would.

Now show me where the Coonawarra wineries can only make wines from Coonawarra vineyards? Idiot. LOL

Oh, and you can buy grapes from Coonawarra vineyards and truck the grapes anywhere to be made and still call it Coonawarra. Many wines you buy with Coonawarra on the label were not made in Coonawarra or even SA.

You’re ignorance is astounding.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:30 pm 11 Nov 10

Haha, thanks for that pajs, I’ll be quiet now. 😛

pajs pajs 12:19 pm 11 Nov 10

Eden Road is pretty new. Really only going as is for two years. They are local in sourcing a fair whack of their fruit from the Holt/Weetangera vineyard established when Hardy’s Kamberra was operating.

By sourcing fruit from nearby regions (Hilltops/Young, Tumbarumba, Gundagai, plus Canberra District), they manage to get some good wines accross a mix of styles and pricepoints. Decent people, putting out good gear.

And Holden, the Coonawarra GI process ended up exactly the opposite of what you suggest. The region’s final shape extends well beyond the ‘cigar’ of terra rossa soils, beyond even those areas next to the cigar, and stretches out to include distant vineyards such as the Croser/Petaluma Sharefarmers vineyard. You can read the very long and intricate story of this at http://www.law.unsw.edu.au/staff/EdmondG/docs/ALR_Articles.pdf

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 7:52 pm 10 Nov 10

WhyTheLongFace said :

You might want to have a look at quite a few of those Coonawarra wineries. You might get some rude shocks.

Growing grapes a few paddocks away, is a bit different to buying them in from around the state. Last I heard Coonawarra went through a Champagne like drama that meant for a winery to be able to label its wines with “Coonawarra” the grapes had to be, as the label says, from Coonawarra, as defined by the Terra Rossa soil. Apparently a few nearby makers were trading off the name.

WhyTheLongFace WhyTheLongFace 6:14 pm 09 Nov 10

A great result for Eden Road, well deserved.

But how did they win ‘Best NEW Winery’? They aren’t new? Strange.

WhyTheLongFace WhyTheLongFace 6:12 pm 09 Nov 10

Holden Caulfield said :

A winery is not a winery if its “cellar door” is a “complex” and not where the grapes are grown. At least, the concept doesn’t sit well with someone who grew up a short drive from Coonawarra.

You might want to have a look at quite a few of those Coonawarra wineries. You might get some rude shocks.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 5:22 pm 09 Nov 10

A winery is not a winery if its “cellar door” is a “complex” and not where the grapes are grown. At least, the concept doesn’t sit well with someone who grew up a short drive from Coonawarra.

rosscoact rosscoact 4:45 pm 09 Nov 10

I bought seven cases last week. Top notch stuff but geez I wish they’d open the cellar door on the weekend.

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