Set amongst one of the most historically relevant winery and vineyards in Australia, Adelina also works with a very small group of growers in Clare and the Adelaide Hills whom grow fruit for our non-estate wines. The winery is rustic in a sense of mod-cons and mechanization where the most elaborate piece of equipment would be the coffee machine.
The vineyard has been in the family since 1986 but it wasn’t until 2000 that they produced their first vintage under the label Adelina. Searching for a name that was feminine as well as resonating with Will’s heritage, Adelina bounded both. The reins were passed on, where Jen was joined by Col McBryde in 2002 and together they have been managing the winery and vineyard ever since.
Nestled between two of Clare’s great historical sites, Wendouree and The Aberfeldy vineyard, Adelina has small plantings of well established vines, some which were planted around 1910. Growing Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Col and Jen use biodynamic principles to look after and preserve their vineyards.
This is how the importer describes this Shiraz – “A magnificently thought out wine. A gentler, and more restrained expression of old-vin Clare fruit, this wine explodes but in a decidedly light fashion. The lithe nature of the palate, and aromatic expressiveness sing with sweet red cherry, roses, blueberries, spiced plums, raspberries, all just packed and stacked. The fruit though… balanced out with a Campari like herbal coolness. Focused, smooth and stone like tannins give this wine an amazing architecture. 100+ year old vines? Intensity and lift? Literally, nothing is missing here….Get it!”