Our Story

New Era Vineyards is a premium cool climate wine brand and vineyard located just outside woodside in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Owned by the Baxter family, the vineyard was one of the earlier vineyards established in the cool climate of the Woodside - Adelaide Hills region in 1988 and possesses a location that takes full advantage of its northerly facing aspect. This family run vineyard and winery operations produces just over 1500 cases of wine per year from more than ten different varieties. The fruit for these wines is carefully hand selected in the vineyard and then crafted into wines by father and son combination Bob and Iain Baxter. Bob whose passion after working 25 years with Australia's largest wine producer Southcorp and iconic brands including Lindeman’s, Leo Buring, Wynn’s and Penfold’s was to produce his own wines that are individually distinctive and exceptional quality and value.

Our Wines:

Art Series Pinot Grigio 2023
 
Art Series Pinot Grigio 2023
bouquet of white blossom and hints of pure lemon and grapefruit, while the palate reveals ripe, delicious apple, pear and peach flavours that finish in a wave of flinty pebbles in a stream.
Barrel Select Pinot Noir 2019
 
Barrel Select Pinot Noir 2019
Aromas of cherries, black forest fruits, clove and spicy cedar notes.  The palate is varietal with red berries, strawberries
Art Series Pet Nat 2022
 
Art Series Pet Nat 2022
Made from 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Savvy 100% handpicked from New Era Vineyards to produce a delicate version that is full of strawberries, raspberries, tropical fruits
Art Series Lagrein 2021
 
Art Series Lagrein 2021
Aromas of black cherries, cranberries and red fruits with hints of aniseed.  The palate is rich and luscious, bursting with fresh plums, cranberries and an overlay of dark chocolate.
Art Series Gruner Veltliner 2021
 
Art Series Gruner Veltliner 2021
A lime, pink grapefruit and white peppery bouquet leads to a textured layers of lemon, white pepper, honey, nuts and a faint creaminess.
Barrel Select Vintage Fortified Touriga Nacional 2019
 
Barrel Select Vintage Fortified Touriga Nacional 2019
Rich aromas of white pepper, blueberries and underlying violets and other floral notes. The palate is showing varietal spice, fruit cake and chocolate mocha notes.
Art Series Arneis 2022
 
Art Series Arneis 2022
Aroma's of lemongrass, perfume and Almonds, the palate is rich and full of pears apricots and creamy long finish.
Barrel Select Montepulciano 2020
 
Barrel Select Montepulciano 2020
Aroma's of spices, cherries and mocha.  Flavours of plum's, boysenberry and herbal notes.  After the initial wave of berry fruits the tannin's arrive with glory of a roman legion.
Art Series Tempranillo 2019
 
Art Series Tempranillo 2019
blueberry, raspberry and cherry cola.  Plush red fruits roll across the palate meshed with mixed spices and combined with cedary oak. 

Wine Making, Viticulture & Biodiversity:

New Era’s philosophy on winemaking is governed by minimal intervention and to allow the individual terroir of the vineyard to shine through in our wines. This is achieved through traditional winemaking techniques that have minimal impact and influence on the flavour and character on the finished wines. We have adopted and in collaboration use a variety of new and old-world wine making techniques together to produce wines that express their origins and the individual terroir of New Era and the Adelaide Hills. Our attitude centres around that of biodiversity and the sustainable future of the Vineyard and the local environment, flora and fauna that inhabit the property. Over the last couple of years, a family of kangaroo’s has called New Era home and we enjoy the opportunity to share this wonderful environment with them. A policy of minimum applications of herbicides, pesticides and other foreign chemicals unsure that we use only minimal chemicals and well below industry standards. Bob and Iain tender the vines all the way through the growing seasons from hand pruning the vines using a combination of both spur and cane pruning to leaf plucking and bunch thinning.
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