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New Era Vineyards is a premium cool climate wine growing vineyard located in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, 30 kilometres east of Adelaide, South Australia. Owned by the Baxter family, New Era was one of the earlier vineyards established in the premium cool climate Adelaide Hills in 1988 and possesses a location that takes full advantage of its northerly facing aspect. This family run vineyard and winery operations produces a limited number of small batch wines each year. The fruit for these wines is hand selected in the vineyard and then crafted into distinctive wines by father and son combination, Bob and Iain Baxter. Bob, whose passion and ambition after working for 25 years with Lindemans, Penfolds and Southcorp was to produce his own wines that display unique, individually distinctive characteristics whilst delivering exceptional quality and value. Iain, under his father guidance has seen an opportunity to diversify the varieties grown and produced at New Era vineyards with a focus on lesser known old world varieties such as Sangiovese, Montepulciano and Touriga.

New Era Vineyards Wines

New Era Syrah 2018
 

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...
New Era Touriga Nacional 2018
 

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...
Barrel Select Pinot Noir 2017
 

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
 

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
 

New Era Sangiovese 2018

This wine displays intense aromas of passionfruit, guava and freshly sliced pineapple.
New Era Tempranillo 2018
 

New Era Tempranillo 2018

This wine is bursting with aromas of red cherries, raspberries and Turkish delight.
Barrel Select Shiraz 2016
 

Barrel Select Shiraz 2016

This Shiraz is elegant but complex and finishes with length, intensity and a vibrant fruit driven core.
Basket Pressed Merlot 2016
 

Basket Pressed Merlot 2016

Tasting Notes:  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 wine is best served as an aperitif...

Cudlee Creek Bushfires

On December 20th 2019 New Era Vineyards located outside Woodside in the Adelaide Hills was devastated by the Cudlee Creek bushfires. In addition to losing 35 acres of vines and infrastructure, all sheds and wine making equipment were destroyed along with 12,000 litres of wine in oak barrels and 1000 cases of bottled stock.