Eden Hall Wines
"The pursuit of excellence and sustainability, with the expectation that our wines will sit comfortably and proudly at any table in the world."
- David and Mardi Hall, Proprietors and Vignerons
David and Mardi Hall purchased the Avon Brae property in South Australia’s Eden Valley in 1996, along with its historic homestead. Avon Brae had been home to a vineyard of cabernet sauvignon, malbec and riesling until the 1970s, when it became a diary and then a sheep grazing property.
While still maintaining sheep and wool production, David and Mardi set about re-establishing the Avon Brae vineyard. It now has 33ha of plantings including the red varieties cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, merlot and cabernet franc, and the white varieties of riesling, viognier and grüner veltliner.
The fruit from Avon Brae vineyard has consistently made exceptional quality wines, with the first commercial production from the outstanding 2002 vintage released in 2004. It was particularly gratifying for Eden Hall to enter the James Halliday Wine Companion as a five star winery from the outset.
The ancient soils at Eden Hall vineyards consist of deep sandy grey loams over fractured rock, conducive to growing top quality grapes. The vineyard is scattered with majestic red gums that are a key feature and unique to the Eden Valley area.
Eden Hall employs innovative land management practices where native perennial grasses have been established in the vineyard to provide a drought tolerant approach to viticulture. These deep-rooted grasses improve soil profile and permeability, thus reducing dependence on irrigation. They also help to achieve a significant reduction in the abundance and distribution of undesirable pest plants, while assisting with soil stabilisation and enhancing vineyard biodiversity
At Eden Hall our guiding principles are simply the pursuit of excellence and sustainability, with the expectation that our wines will sit comfortably and proudly at any table in the world. South Australia’s Eden Valley is recognised as home to some of Australia’s finest rieslings and cool climate red wines, and we’re proud to make our finest wines available to you now through Artisan Food Selections Australia.