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.
Spring Release Six Pack:
It has been a very turbulent 9 months at New Era Vineyards. There was a time in January when where we were unsure if we would be able to source any fruit, let alone access the necessary wine making facilities to produce the wines to meet our quality standards. We are so appreciative of all...
Touriga Nacional Cellar Pack
Winter has finally arrived in the last few days and to help keep your toes warm on those cold nights; I have delved into my personal cellar and put together a pack of the Portuguese beauty Touriga Nacional, this pack contains three vintages 2015, 2016 and 2018 and a bonus bottle of our top Pinot Noir from 2017
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, Blue...
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.
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.