Bowen Estate, Coonawarra, South Australia
Much of the philosophy for the style of wine to produce begins with the vineyard. Firstly, the location of vineyards is on the traditional prime Terra Rossa soil of Coonawarra. This is of the utmost importance to the Winery. Secondly, a very strong belief in the traditional hand pruning of vines, combined with an arch cane trellis system. This improves the evenness of budburst, bunch exposure and ripeness, but more importantly, this method of pruning ensures that Winery have a balanced vine. Therefore the vine will produce fruit of optimum quality. It is this optimum fruit that makes Bowen‟s bench mark wines which reflect the true characteristics of Coonawarra - strong varietal aromas, big flavours and soft balanced tannins.
Evans & Tate, Western Australia
Evans and Tate, one of Australia's leading producers of premium wines, based in the Margaret River area. Established in 1970 (old by Western Australian standards), Evans & Tate used to own vineyards in the hot Swan Valley region (near to Perth), but now concentrates on Margaret River wines. It‟s a sizeable operation, making some 220 000 cases annually.
Located in the South West of Australia, Margaret River is considered to be one of the New Worlds finest appellations. Evans and Tate Margaret River wines are renowned for their elegance, finesse, style and complexity. With over 20 years of proven vintage, this range of wines has become rightfully associated with offering the purest expression of varietal and regional character. Evans and Tate Margaret River wines have routinely won many other awards from around the world and built an international reputation based on pedigree as The True Taste of Margaret River.
Winemaking patriarch Colin Glaetzer established his own label to create wines he‟s passionate about - limited quantities of benchmark Barossa Valley reds. It is the pinnacle of Colin's 30-year career with achievements such as his creation of the revered Barossa Valley Estates E & E Black Pepper Shiraz. The birth of Glaetzer Wines also signaled a new era for Colin‟s family which boasts more than its fair share of winemakers. The clan includes Colin, his oenology-trained wife Judith, twin brother/winemaker John, and five winemakers among the couple's three sons and their wives!
Colin and his winemaker son Ben have a shared philosophy. Both firmly believe that great wines are made in the vineyard. Their belief in “terroir” and an understanding of the ancient dry-grown vineyards in the renowned Ebenezer district of the Barossa is evident. Exceptional fruit from a loyal group of third and fourth generation Barossa grape growers is the backbone of Glaetzer wines. With minimal intervention, Colin and Ben make the unique, elegant wines which are regarded as classics and unmistakably Barossa Valley.
Heartland Wines, Langhorne Creek & Limestone Coast