Established in 1976, Petaluma has unlocked the great potential of Riesling from the Hanlin Hill Vineyard in Clare, pioneered the Piccadilly Valley and Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills and cemented the pedigree of the Evans Vineyard in Coonawarra, South Australia. Winemaker Andrew Hardy and the Petaluma team firmly adhere to the tenet that if the vineyards are great, and the winemaking responsive, the wines will be outstanding. Indeed, Andrew sees his role as custodian of the vineyards.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz, and Petit Verdot, the fruit derives predominantly from the low‑cropping Evans Vineyard (first planted in 1969). After vinification the wine is matured in new French oak barriques for 20 to 22 months. Elegantly structured and beautifully perfumed, it is typified by fresh blackcurrant pastille aromas, fine‑grained tannins and underlying savoury oak.