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
Two mates, Brendan Carter and Samuel Eads started a brand new winery in the Adelaide Hills.
In the belief of all things understated, sustainable, clear-cut and expressive, they formed the Emerald Vintners.
For 15 years, the 1850s building stood disused at the Old Woollen Mill, until Brendan and Samuel came along and saw the potential right away. Through shear blood, sweat, tears, and a lot of help from friends and family...they uncovered a sparkling gem in the 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. Crafting yummy wine to be enjoyed!
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 August 2013
Paradigm Shift? This wine will rock your Anything-But-Chardy world! Release August 2013
Ladies...this one's for you. Fellas...Real Men drink Pink too. Release August 2013
Our First Winemaking Project! One we're pretty proud of! Limited release! Release August 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
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.
Often found clambering over old barrels, plunging ferments and fixing something in the winery...all whilst holding a wine glass and driving a forklift.
Usually seen traipsing through an Adelaide Hills vineyard on a tractor, brandishing pruners or snips...also whilst holding a wine glass.
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.