Abandon the quest to make great wine. Your job is to craft wines which are the most crystalline expression of their place
and then let others decide if they feel your efforts are worthy - Jasper Morris MW
When winemaking couple, Brendan Carter and Laura Blanden moved to the Adelaide Hills, they were astounded at the quality of produce and elegance of the local wines.
In the belief of all things understated, sustainable, clear-cut and expressive, they formed the Emerald Vintners.
Recently graduating from a disused 1850s Woollen Mill Boiler Room, Brendan and Laura have established themselves in a hidden location at Gumeracha, quietly building a new boutique winery. Still respecting the traditional techniques proudly supported by the winemakers, the new winery is set to promise exciting gems from the Adelaide Hills!
Adelaide Hills Fruit
Cool Climate, Pure in Expression. South Australia's newest and most exciting region!
Keeping Traditions Alive
Revitalising old-school winemaking techniques.
Wines of Character
Seeking to craft wines expressive of vineyard, region and winemaker.
From Vineyard to Bottle, we look after our wines for your enjoyment. Through employing a philosophy that promotes taste and flavour above all else, we focus on making wines to be enjoyed with food and friends.
First and foremost, taste is the most important factor of our wines. We search for brightness and elegance above all else.
Showcasing our region, the Adelaide Hills, our winery and our passion in the wines that we produce.
Hand-crafting wines that express the cumulative effect of soil, climate and variety of each particular site.
Wines are to be enjoyed! Preferably with family, food and friends.
We source premium fruit from several growers throughout the Adelaide Hills, known specifically for growing certain varieties remarkably well.
By minimising additions to the wine, we focus on crafting rather than constructing wines. We seek to maximise the flavours and textures naturally occurring in the grapes.
We focus on utilising larger format, French oak vessels. This minimises the oak flavour and maximises the oak effect of taming wild wines. Wine is made from grapes, not wood!
Our wines see bottle a little earlier than most. This preserves primary-fruit flavour. We like that! We hope you do too!
Back-to-the-Future Sauvignon Blanc! Old school cool. Release September 2013
Paradigm Shift? This wine will rock your Anything-But-Chardy world! Release September 2013
Ladies...this one's for you. Fellas...Real Men drink Pink too. Release September 2013
Our First Winemaking Project! One we're pretty proud of! Limited release! Release September 2013
The perfect red for Chicken, Turkey, Fish, Lamb and Pork. Release December 2013
Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove. Share this wine with friends...and a few steaks. Release December 2013
Parade Cellars - Norwood, SA
New kids on the block! Very exciting times happening at this store. Tastings. Masterclasses. It has been known that it 'stocks more hits than Sisqo'. We agree! The most competitive prices around.
The Edinburgh Cellars - Mitcham, SA
An institution! One of the best bottle shops in Adelaide. Many a winemaking student has done a stint here. For some of the rarest wines, this is your place!
East End Cellars - Adelaide City, SA
You want niche? They'll give you niche...these guys know the faces and places of their wines like the back of their hand. Notorious for the most decadent tastings.
Belair Fine Wines - Belair, SA
Nowhere will you find a more supportive and energetic staff. These guys have made it their mission to support local winemakers. Worth a mention is their epic beer wall!
The Wine Emporium - Newstead, QLD
These guys are rocking the Queensland World of Wine by bringing top-end, world class and niche producers to the doorstep of each and every one of their customers.
What's more to say? We're just two mates with a passion for crafting delicious wines that showcase one of the most exciting wine regions in the world! The Adelaide Hills.
The Artistic Winemaker
Often found clambering over old barrels, plunging ferments and fixing something in the winery...all whilst holding a wine glass and driving a forklift. Famous for a 'she'll-be-right' attitude, searching for ever-elusive terroir expression!
The Meticulous Winemaker
Need to get in contact with us? We love feedback! Get onto our Mailing List! All wines are pre-released to our Mailing List Members.
If you wish to pre-order any of our wines, simply fill in the form below, or give us a call!
We're more than happy to organise tastings by appointment. Groups are welcome.
0415 660 990
0430 434 252
Old Woollen Mill
Lobethal, 5241 SA
© 2013 all rights reserved.
All photographs courtesy of Dan Brind Photography.