Flaxman Wines

South Australia | Eden Valley

Our Review

After visiting the Barossa Valley for over a decade, Melbourne residents Colin Sheppard and wife Fi decided on a tree change and in 2004 found a small, old vineyard overlooking Flaxmans Valley, consisting of 90-year-old riesling, 90-year-old shiraz and 70 year-old semillon. The vines are dry grown, hand pruned, hand picked and treated – say the Sheppards – as their garden. Yields are restricted to under 4t/ha and exceptional parcels of locally grown grapes are also purchased. Colin has worked at various Barossa wineries and his attention to detail (and understanding of the process) is reflected in the consistent high quality of the wines. Exports to China.

About

Fi & Col Sheppard established Flaxman Wines in 2004 when they purchased the property and made the vine-change move across from Melbourne. Their vineyard sits in the very beautiful and picturesque Eden Valley in the Barossa region and includes 3 acres of Riesling, 2.5 acres of Shiraz and 1/2 acre of Semillon, all planted in 1929. Small parcels of Grenache, Mataro, Chardonnay and Cabernet are also purchased to broaden the line-up of wines on offer. The grapes are hand-picked each year and Colin makes all the wines onsite (except the Riesling) - so during vintage, visitors can observe the wine-making process first hand.

Specialities

Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon, Shiraz, Cabernet, Mataro & Grenache

Cellar Door

Information

Our Cellar Door was built to sit back and take in the views out over the vineyard while enjoying some excellent food and wine with family & friends. Our story is one of making the bold move of buying a vineyard, moving interstate, changing career paths and building a place to share our passion for this wonderful region and the world class wine & food it produces. We invite you to join us and experience some true Barossan hospitality amongst the vines.

Hours

Saturday 11-5pm and Sunday 11-4pm

Details are correct at time of writing

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Food

Information

Private lunches are now available with Long Lunches available the 1st Saturday of every month - please visit www.flaxmanwines.com.au for further details.

Cuisine

Modern Australian

Hours

Saturdays Noon - 3pm & Sunday Noon - 2pm

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Vinsight in NSW - info@vinsight-wms.com.au | Tel: 0438 184 004

Flaxman - All other states | Col 0411 668 949 | info@flaxmanwines.com.au

Details

Rating
Winemaker Colin Sheppard
Established 2005
Dozens 1200
Vineyards (area) 2 ha
Opening Hours Sat 11-5, Sun 11.4
Address 662 Flaxmans Valley Road, Flaxmans Valley, SA 5253
Telephone 0411 668 949
Website www.flaxmanwines.com.au