Garden & Field Gnadenberg Road Shiraz is situated in an iconic grape growing region in the Barossa - Eden Valley Moculta/Keyneton area.
Tight red clay soils are layered with ancient rock formations such as quartz, granite, shale & ironstone. Rolling hills scatter the landscape with a few vineyards & churches to be seen; Henschke's iconic 'Hill of Grace' vineyard is located just a short drive with Mount Edelstone, Huttonvale and Penfolds iconic vineyards also found close by. Grape varieties grown rely only on rainfall as irrigated water is scarce and vine production can only produce small bunches with intense flavours,colour & tannin structure.
Max Schubert - the creator of Penfold's Grange grew up in the area and described the region as the 'Cream of the Cream' for wine production but only a few vineyards are to be found along with cropping & grazing land.
Garden & Field family estate has always been home to vineyards since first settled but sadly due to the vine pull scheme in the late 1970's all vineyard was removed. The Raymond family came across this land looking for a place to create an iconic Shiraz vineyard. Replanting the land back to vines in 2009 from Shiraz grown on own roots and hand nurtured until fruit production began.
Penfolds now take most of the Shiraz grapes for their iconic RWT wine label but Garden & Field could not resist to keep a small amount of fruit for their own wine production and create a new beginning for this historic site.
70 cases make the total production from the 2015 Garden & Field Gnadenberg Road Shiraz Vineyard. The fruit was hand picked and gently whole bunch fermented with daily plunging to release intense colour and flavour. Following a few weeks left on skins the Shiraz grapes were then gently pressed into new French Oak barrels to mature before hand bottling.
Wine Maker & Viticulturist: Peter Raymond
Cellar Recommendation: Now - 2040
Awards: James Halliday 'Nov 2017 Weekend Australian Wine Review 95 Points