Importers: if you are interested in getting pricing, marketing support and samples, please fill the form at the bottom of the page.
This winery is part of Wine Australia and BTN program which offers great support to it's new importers in the first 12 months.
Eldredge: Australian Wines seeking for distribution in USA.
Eldredge Vineyards cellar door opened in December 1994 after many months of renovating an 80 year old stone cottage.
Situated on the Spring Gully scenic drive route it has become one of the best kept secrets of the Clare Valley due to not only it’s unique location but also the National & International award winning wines.
Located directly west of Sevenhill, we are on the boundary of the Clare valley at 440 metres above sea level overlooking the Blyth Plains, with vineyard rising to 530 metres at its highest point. It is an excellent tourist destination and vineyard site which produces high quality Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, Malbec and Riesling.
Eldredge wines are produced from 100% Clare Valley fruit, our focus being to create affordable wines of premium high quality that reflect not only our character, but also that of the wonderfully unique Clare Valley.
As a graduate from the prestigious Roseworthy College (Adelaide University) in 1991 and with 15 years experience working vintages for Leasingham, Stanley and Annie’s Lane Quelltaler, Leigh Eldredge has been acknowledged with a number of prominent accolades for his wines and has become one of the Clare Valley’s top wine growers.
Following his decision in 1993 to purchase 45 hectares in the Sevenhill Ranges in the heart of the Clare Valley and plant Shiraz and Sangiovese, his ability to produce wines that strongly reflect varietal and regional character have seen his wines challenge some of Australia’s Top producers.
As a fifth generation member of a Blyth Plains family which once specialised in mixed farming, Leigh has extensive knowledge of the Clare Valley and its surrounding areas. In 1997 Leigh was acknowledged for his deeply complex and well structured Cabernet Sauvignon at the Adelaide Wine Show, awarded the Professor A J Perkins Trophy and Top Gold for his 1995 Eldredge Cabernet Sauvignon. In doing so he left a wealth of Australia’s top Cabernet producers and boutique vineyards envious of his achievement.
In 1993 along with Andrew Pikes, Leigh planted the first Sangiovese vines in the Clare and in 1998 produced his first commercially available Sangiovese. His appreciation for old world styles and winemaking techniques coupled with his ability to inject innovation and capitulate the terroir has carried him through to becoming a top Clare Valley wine grower.
In the 2004 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge, out of 264 entries and judged by the highly credentialed and experienced panel of James Halliday, John Duval, and Stephen Henschke, the Eldredge Vineyards 2002 Blue Chip Shiraz was awarded a Gold Medal beating such highly acclaimed names such as Kilikanoon, Wolf Blass Grey Label, Fox Creek and Grant Burge among others. Significantly, this Clare Valley red was a gold medal winner at the Melbourne Wine Show in 2003 and also figured in the highly sort after taste-off for the Jimmy Watson Trophy.
Recently Decanter Magazine (UK) voted the Eldredge 2009 Blue Chip Shiraz in the Top 10 from 160 Australian entries.
In 2004 the Eldredge Blue Chip Shiraz was also chosen amongst 500 entries by leading wine writer and Chief wine tasting panelist for Qantas Airlines Len Evans, as the Shiraz to be proudly served on all Qantas International Business Class flights in 2005.
First bottled in 1993 with fruit coming from a vineyard in Watervale until 2000, this is a classic Clare region Riesling. From 2001 to present day fruit has come from Eldredge vineyards in Spring Gully. Colour is pale straw with light green hues
Bouquet is elegant floral and citrus with a hint of lime and mineral.
Palate – exciting persistence and depth of varietal fruit flavours which are enhanced by a crisp dry finish
A style that can be enjoyed young and fresh or with cellaring becomes an indelible treasure.
This wine compliments all styles of cuisine especially seafood and white meats.
Alc 12% TA 7.4 pH 2.97 R/S 2.6
Blue Chip Shiraz
First released in 1996, all Clare valley fruit. Dark brick red with purple hues. Spicy dark berry fruits with toasty vanillan oak. Exhibits rich sweet dark berry fruits which are enhanced by toasty fine grain tannins all combining to give a clean and inviting finish. A very approachable wine early in its existence that will only improve with age.
Alc 14.7% T/A 7.30
First released in 1998 this Italian grape has been blended with varying percentages of Cabernet to produce a super Tuscan style wine.
Colour exhibits deep cherry with crimson hues and the bouqet has lifted Glace cherry with slight savoury and soft French oak.
Palate shows sweet light berry fruits with good length and depth of flavour enhanced by soft spicy oak and fine grain tannins.
Alc 14.% TA 7.7 pH 3.2
First released in 1991 our Cabernet has been a consistent performer around the globe.
Colour is dark brick red with magenta hues. Bouquet of dark berry fruits with a hint of smokiness and spice.
Promises offered by colour and aroma are delivered with great depth and length of fruit flavours with a spice accent that is followed by fine grain tannins and a clean finish.