Pewsey Vale Vineyard has created the ability for city dwellers to go wine tasting without the travel (or the ever-present problem of identifying a designated driver).
Bringing Eden Valley to a bar near you
Eden Valley – nestled within the Barossa – is slowly emerging from the shadow of its better-known parent region to establish its own reputation.
Sitting 250m above the floor of the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley has a cooler climate than the rest of the region – a characteristic winemakers are harnessing to create elegant and gently aromatic wines that are immediately recognisable.
Home to both established and emerging wineries, Eden Valley is undeniably worth a visit. But the hour and a half drive makes it a little difficult to access for an after work beverage.
Luckily, there are plenty of venues closer to home that offer a taste of Eden Valley.
The helpful types at Pewsey Vale Vineyard have made it easier for you to both find a refreshing glass of Riesling, and get the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Eden Valley. By using #ThisIsEden, you can find venues serving the wine near you and also post your own pictures – making you eligible to win. These are just a few of the places featured on the tag that we frequent.
22-26 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
A city wine bar that goes well beyond most in its depth of vinous knowledge, Mother Vine is an ideal place to be introduced to a new region or varietal.
Inside the venue’s restrained concrete interior, the Mother Vine staff are currently pouring Pewsey Vale Vineyard’s The Contours Riesling, which venue manager Patrick Madden says is “distinctively Eden Valley”.
“For me, Pewsey Vale’s Contours Riesling is an iconic Australian wine,” says Paddy.
“It is always released as an aged museum wine, generally 5 years after vintage, just when Riesling steps out of that dormant phase and starts to show some tertiary notes.
“I also love that it is a single vineyard wine. Rarely do you see a single vineyard wine that is held exclusively back for museum release. Clearly this vineyard suits drinking with a few years behind it.”
157 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
Returning from summer holidays to work is challenging, so to ease the way we’re maintaining our summer holiday tradition of adding a glass of wine to our lunch order.
The Store’s lunch menu has a plethora of permutations and combinations that effectively comfort us through a working day, but our current favourite is the salt and pepper squid salad alongside a glass of (surprise!) Pewsey Vale Vineyard riesling.
Not that we think about it too much while eating, but – on reflection – it’s probably the dovetail of the coriander and citrus flavours in the salad with the lime-y notes in the wine that work so well.
124 Port Road, Alberton
Yes, it is the pub made famous by the Premier’s habit of drinking there every Friday night (until he got too busy).
But for us it’s a pub better known as a place that still has the classic front bar culture so often missing from the contemporary Australian hotel. It’s also a place where we go for a glimpse of the Summer sunset in the beer garden and a meal recommendation from pub co-owner Peter Brien.
“Pewsey Vale has a fresh and light taste whilst still retaining tremendous fruit flavours,” says Peter. “This makes it an ideal companion for an Alberton Hotel Signature Dish – the Sizzling Prawns.”
Don’t mind if we do.
Follow the #thisiseden tag to see where Pewsey Vale Vineyard wines are pouring near you, and share your own moments for a chance to snare a free trip to Eden Valley.
If you post a picture of you or your friends enjoying a Pewsey Vale Vineyard riesling and tag #thisiseden and @pewseyvalevineyard, you’ll be in the running to win an all-expenses paid trip to Eden Valley worth $4,000.
The experience includes 3 nights’ accommodation for 2 people, a tour of Pewsey Vale Vineyard with a winemaker, a scenic helicopter flight over Eden Valley, a personalised Eden Valley wine tour, dinner for 2 at Vintners Bar & Grill, and a 6 pack of Pewsey Vale Vineyard Riesling to take home.
The eligible post with the most likes is the winner. See full competition details at the Pewsey Vale website.
The full list of participating venues is:
The Stirling Hotel
The Belair Hotel
The Feathers Hotel
Vintners Bar & Grill
Sails At Robe
Eden Valley Hotel
The Cathedral Hotel
National Wine Centre
The Caledonian Hotel
Royal Adelaide Golf Club
Southern Ocean Lodge
Sunset Food & Wine
The Kentish Hotel
The Lion Hotel
The Robin Hood
Maid & Magpie Hotel
The Glynde Hotel