Project Description

Petaluma

Coonawarra, South Australia

A crusader of modern Australian wines with an Old World approach to winemaking

Petaluma was founded in 1976 with the sole objective to produce ultra-premium wines by carefully selecting the best sites within a particular Australian region suited to a chosen variety. Petaluma’s ‘Distinguished Sites’ is an Old World approach to winemaking. The wines of Petaluma are a singular exploration of this founding belief, made from grapes grown in the Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley.

Petaluma is today considered as a crusader of modern Australian wines, with five star Halliday awards and Langton Classifications. Through trial and building of expertise, Petaluma has evolved into a creator of exceptional cool climate wines.

Petaluma is built upon the three regions of the Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and Coonawarra in South Australia and their carefully selected vineyard sites within them. The wines from Adelaide Hills are shaped by the coolness of the region’s altitude, its changing seasons and the skill and passion of its winemakers. There were vines planted in the Adelaide Hills as early as the 1870s but due to the challenges of cool-climate viticulture in those early days, most vines were removed by the 1930s. The rebirth of the Adelaide Hills region started in 1970s and gained pace with the rise in popularity of cool climate wines in the 1980s and 1990s.

Industry veteran and distinguished winemaker, Teresa Heuzenroeder is Senior Winemaker for the Petaluma and Croser brands. Teresa spent 26-years at Yalumba, where she held senior winemaking roles across a number of Yalumba and Hill Smith Family vineyard brands.

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Wines

Petaluma Evans Vineyard Cabernet Merlot

The famed Evans Vineyard was planted in 1968 and lies in the heart of Coonawarra’s famous Terra Rossa red clay over limestone soils. The ‘Evans Vineyard’ Coonawarra is An elegant blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot sourced from this single vineyard.

2015

Petaluma Hanlin Hill Cane Cut Riesling

A luscious but crisp Riesling dessert wine, from Petaluma’s flagship Yellow Label.

2018

Petaluma B&V Shiraz

The 2015 B&V Shiraz is the first wine to be certified organically grown and made by Petaluma; sourced from the B&V Vineyard which, since planting in 1992 on the western escarpment of Mt. Barker, benefits from an ideal diurnal temperature range for Shiraz.

2015

Petaluma Hanlin Hill Riesling

A delicate and fragrant Riesling full of citrus blossom, lifted notes of spice and crisp acidity. Drinking wonderfully now but as with all Petaluma Rieslings, it will be worth the wait to watch it develop in bottle for many years to come.

2019

Petaluma White Label Chardonnay

A bright, fruit forward and complexly textured wine, typical of the modern cool-climate Australian Chardonnay style.

2016

Petaluma White Label Cabernet Sauvignon

A medium bodied, elegant dry red wine, showing the bright juicy fruit for which the region is renowned. The palate has abundant soft sandy velvety tannin, plush plum and cherry, and a lovely hint of mocha and chocolate framing the Coonawarra minty leaf.

2016

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