Poonawatta

Eden Valley

Star Rating:

www.poonawatta.com

Address
1227 Eden Valley Road, Flaxman Valley, SA 5235
Eden Valley SA
Telephone
(08) 8565 3248
Facsimilie
(08) 8565 3248
Opening Hours
By appt
Winemaker
Reid Bosward, Andrew Holt, Christa Deans
Established
1880
Dozen
1800
Vineyards
3.6 hectares

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James' Review

The Poonawatta story is complex, stemming from 0.8ha of shiraz planted in 1880. When Andrew Holt's parents purchased the Poonawatta property, the vineyard had suffered decades of neglect, and the slow process of restoration began. While that was underway, the strongest canes available from the winter pruning of the 1880 block were slowly and progressively dug into the stony soil of the site. It took seven years to establish the 0.8ha Cuttings Block, and the yield is even lower than that of the 1880 Block. Second label, Monties Block, sits underneath The Cuttings (from the ?new' vines) and at the top is The 1880. The Riesling is produced from a single vineyard of 2ha hand-planted by the Holt family in the 1970s. Exports to Canada, France, Denmark, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.

Author: James Halliday


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5 star

Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality, and did so this year. Also will usually have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above.

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