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.
Award Winning Packs:
Every year at the end of August the highly anticipated James Halliday Wine Companion is released. Each and every year winemakers, brand managers, sommeliers, wine aficionados and average wine loving public flock to their local bookstore or wait for the timed delivery on the day of release. In the companion, Halliday employs the 100 points...
Dolcetto Rose 2020
Tasting Notes: This wine displays a fragrant bouquet of crushed rose petals and strawberries complemented by an attractive and textured palate of sweet violet, cranberry and cherry fruit. Food Matches: This wine is best served chilled as an aperitif or alternatively would perfectly accompany a variety of Thai, Indian and Middle Eastern food. Winemaking notes: ...
Pinot Grigio 2020
This wine exhibits a bouquet of white blossom and hints of pure lemon and grapefruit, while the palate reveals ripe, delicious apple, pear and peach flavours. Food Matches: This wine is best served chilled as an aperitif or alternatively would perfectly accompany a variety of Thai, Indian and Middle Eastern food. Winemaking Notes: 2.5 tonnes...
Gruner Veltliner 2020
Tasting Notes: A lime, grapefruit and white peppery bouquet leads to a palate that is medium in weight and displaying rich, textured layers of lemon, honey, nuts and a faint creaminess. Food Matches: This wine is best served chilled as an aperitif or alternatively would perfectly accompany a variety of Thai, Indian and Middle Eastern...
New Era Syrah 2018
Intense aromas of plum, blackberry, spice and the subtle use of French Oak. A variety of forest berries, rhubarb and mocha on the palate with soft velvety tannins and balanced acidity to finish. Food Matches: This wine is best served as an aperitif or alternatively would perfectly accompany a variety of slow cooked beef,...
New Era Touriga Nacional 2018
This wine displays bold dark-fruit flavours with hints of spice, leather and violet. It exhibits a complex bouquet with wild blackberries and mulberries interspersed with floral subtleties. The palate is juicy and full with dark berries, balanced with complex savoury undertones. It finishes long and rich with balanced acidity and silky tannins. Food Matches: This...
Barrel Select Pinot Noir 2017
Aromas of cherries, black forrest fruits, clove and spicy cedar notes. The palate is varietal with red berries, dried herbs and rhubarb integrated with textured tannins, good acid and a long spicy finish.
Basket Pressed Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
The bouquet is packed full of concentrated cassis and raspberries with hints of mint and toasty oak. The palate is elegant and complex with fresh mulberry, mocha and perfumed violet undertones.
New Era Sangiovese 2018
Sangiovese grapes are common in Tuscany and are the main variety used for the production of Chianti wines. Sangiovese flavours and aromas are strong in fruit characteristics, especially tart cherries and display intense floral notes. The bouquet of this wine exhibits complex cherry, plum, strawberry and floral characters with red berry fruit flavours on the palate, finishing with a balanced savoury finish.
Basket Pressed Merlot 2016
This wine exhibits a complex bouquet with wild blackberries and mulberries interspersed with floral subtleties. The palate is juicy and full with dark berries, balanced with complex savoury undertones. It finishes long and rich with balanced acidity and silky tannins. Food Matches: This wine is best served as an aperitif or alternatively would perfectly accompany...
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.