Redesdale Estate Wines are all from a small vineyard with frontage on the Campaspe River in Central Victoria.
The 4Ha of vines are managed with drip irrigation to maintain monitored soil moisture, with minimal intervention in a warm, dry climate with cool nights. The soil is volcanic with sedimentary rock. The vines struggle – and are low-yielding of grapes with intense flavour. In seasons of increased rainfall, grape bunches are dropped to maintain consistency of yield and quality.
Although the vines were planted in 1982, the first vintage was made for the Redesdale Estate label only in 1999. The grapes are hand pruned and picked with care, whole bunches entering the process in absolutely perfect condition.
The wines, made only from grapes grown on the estate, produce a true history of wine from the same vines, grown in the same soil, year after year.
The wines are aged in new and seasoned French oak , then further aged in the bottle for up to 2 years prior to release, resulting in wine that shows great elegance and consistently gains top awards.
The Redesdale Estate wines:
Rich, spicy and elegant, a fine proponent of Heathcote shiraz. Flavours of black cherry, plums, liquorice, blackberries, bitter chocolate and anise spice.
A rich and bold blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, with small amounts of Malbec and Merlot.
A rich and bold blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, with small amounts of Malbec and Merlot. Expressive fruit, crunchy, gentle, leafy, white pepper.
Produced for the first time for the 2014 vintage, the blend of our estate varietals is fresh and light, with fine tannins, plum, red fruits, and lifted aromatics, an elegant and enticing addition to our wines.
Made from some of our Shiraz grapes of the 2016 Vintage, this intriguing addition to our range of wines has undergone fermentation in the bottle to create a sparkling wine with light fine effervescence and classic Shiraz, varietal characters. This is a sparkling to enjoy in all seasons.