Petaluma

South Australia | Adelaide Hills

James' Review

The Petaluma range has been expanded beyond the core group of Croser sparkling, Clare Valley Riesling, Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay and Coonawarra Merlot. Newer arrivals of note include Adelaide Hills Viognier and Shiraz. The plantings in the Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Adelaide Hills provide a more than sufficient source of estate-grown grapes for the wines. A new winery and cellar door opened in 2015 on a greenfield site with views of Mt Lofty. In '17 Petaluma (along with all wine brands owned by Lion Nathan) was acquired by Accolade. Exports to all major markets.

About

Petaluma was founded in 1976 on the simple belief that to make the best wine, you must plant the right grape varieties in the right regions. This is our 'distinguished vineyards' philosophy. Cabernet from Coonawarra, Chardonnay from the Adelaide Hills and Riesling from the Clare Valley remain the basis of the Petaluma range to this day. We go beyond simply choosing the right region for the right grape variety; we select the individual site that will deliver the best possible outcome. All Petaluma sites have been meticulously chosen based on their aspect, soil, drainage and rainfall to ensure ultimate site expression with minimal inputs. We tend our vineyards by hand, which is the only way to ensure optimum quality in varied terrain. This approach to picking and pruning is evident in all Petaluma’s finished wines. Control of yield is also integral to our approach. Few farmers will willingly dispose of their crop, but regular crop thinning ensures consistent quality and intensity in Petaluma wines. Our top tier Yellow Label wines are made exclusively from grapes grown on vineyards directly controlled by us. The Petaluma team takes the ultimate attention to every detail to ensure only the finest fruit makes its way to the weigh bridge. The resulting Yellow Label wines are true classics in both style and regionality, offering serious longevity in the cellar. Our White Label wines offer an introduction to Petaluma, expressing the same regions in wines that are more approachable in their youth. The Petaluma Project Co range is their avenue to express this innovation in limited release wines showcasing alternative varieties and different production techniques. Fruit from all three regions is crushed, vinified, matured and bottled in our state-of-the-art winery in the Adelaide Hills, which is the beating heart of Petaluma.

Specialities

Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Sparkling Wines.

Cellar Door

Information

The Petaluma cellar door accompanies our state-of-the-art winery on estate vineyards in the Adelaide Hills township of Woodside, just a 40-minute drive from Adelaide CBD. Offering expansive views of the Adelaide Hills, the converted farmstead has a modern, elegant interior in which to enjoy a fine wine experience. Visit us in Woodside and choose from a selection of wine flights, including a Croser sparkling flight, Chardonnay flight or a Yellow Label flight, each served with a tasting of local produce. You can also enjoy our wines by the glass, including limited releases, museum back vintages and cellar door exclusives.

254 Pfeiffer Road
Woodside, South Australia 5244
Phone (08) 8339 9390
Email Cellardoor@petaluma.com.au

Hours

7 Days 11:00am to 4:30pm

Details are correct at time of writing

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Food

Information

Housed in the historic 1860's flour mill, along with our Cellar Door, is the award winning, fine dining Petaluma's Bridgewater Mill Restaurant. Open for lunch daily, and events by arrangement. Reservations recommended on 08 8339 9200.

Cuisine

Seasonal produce & cheese platters, chocolate and wine flights

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Accommodation

Information

Petaluma's newly restored Bridgewater Mill Bed & Breakfast Cottage. Reservations can be made on 08 8339 9222.

Details are correct at time of writing

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Australia: Accolade Wines
www.accolade-wines.com
customerservice@accolade-wines.com

International Sales Information


China
Jebsen Beverage
Web: www.jebsenfinewines.com
Key Contact: Rebecca Zhu
Phone: +86 2123064734
Email: rebeccazhu@jebsen.com

Hong Kong
Northeast Wines & Spirits Ltd
Web: Https://northeast.com.hk
Key Contact: Betsy Haynes
Phone: +852 2873 5733
Email: betsyhaynes@northeast.com.hk

Japan
Mercian Corporation
Web: mercian.co.jp
(81) 368377142
Email: Ayako_Sasaki@mercian.co.jp

Indonesia
Commodore Trading Co
Key Contact: Ken Christie
Phone: +61 2 9476 3510
Email: kchristie@commodoretrading.com.au

Malaysia
Milawa (M) SDN BHD
Web: http://www.milawa.com
Key Contact: Ming Siew
Phone: +60 3 6258 8262
Email: mingsiew@milawa.com

New Zealand
Hancocks Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants
Web: www.hancocks.co.nz
Phone: +64 9 361 8400
Email: sales@hancocks.co.nz

Phillippines
Wine Warehouse Corp - (AUD)
Web: http://www.winewarehouse.com.ph/
Key Contact: Brett Tolhurst
Phone: +632 556 8724
Email: bretttolhurst@winewarehouse.com.ph

Singapore
Culina Pte Ltd
​Web: www.culina.com.sg
Phone: +65 6753 6966
Email: info@culina.com.sg

Thailand
Independent Wine & Spirit
Key Contact: Michel Conrad
Phone: +66 2634 7037-39
Email: mconrad@iws.com.th

Vietnam
DaLoc Co Ltd
(84)838222817
bertand.a@daloc.vn

UK
Accolade Wines
Web: www.accolade-wines.com
Phone: +0117 312 4000
Email: customerservices@accolade-wines.com

Stockist

Dan Murphy's, BWS, Liquorland, First Choice, Vintage Cellars and Independent bottle shops and hotels

Details

Petaluma logo
Rating
Winemaker Mike Mudge, Head Winemaker & Amy Hickling, Sparkling Winemaker
Established 1976
Dozens 100 000
Vineyards (area) 240 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 254 Pfeiffer Road, Woodside, SA 5244
Telephone (08) 8339 9300
Website www.petaluma.com.au