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How time flies

by: Clare Anderson on

Whoa!! Time flies when your having fun (or been busy!)Cellar door has been very, very busy this season. We have had new release wines including a new shiraz, rose and chardonnay and the CRUSH festival in January, which was exciting and very entertaining. A few weddings, which have all been great fun and very memorable, with a few more to come. We've had the most unpredictable and damaging weather I've ever seen in the Adelaide Hills and I've   ...read more

SEIKO the spirit of the forest

by: Clare Anderson on

Seiko discovered very early in her life that running with mountain bikes was a lot of fun! If you are a rider who visits Fox Creek Trails you will know our dog, she knows the tracks (and the short cuts!) better than any rider, can drink from a camel back, knows where all the puddles and dams are too cool off in and has won several endurance races! She also, sometimes hangs out at the cellar door with Ruby (our other kelpie x) patientl  ...read more

Ten things to do in the Adelaide Hills

by: Clare Anderson on

1. Pick a Pink Lady Weekend - experience a real orchard and pick apples at Mahnew Orchards or Harris Orchards Lenswood 30th April & 1st May. 2. Adelaide Hills Sculpture Symposium - The Cedars, Hahndorf 4th to 25th April. 3. Gorge Wildlife Park - Cuddle a koala or feed the kangaroos, Cudlee Creek. 4. Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens - for awesome Autumn colour, Piccadilly. 5. Beerenberg - Pick your own strawberries & taste jams  ...read more

Pinot Noir food pairing

by: Clare Anderson on

Pinot Noir is one of the most versatile wines there is! (And one of my favourites) It is only recently that we've seen it become prominent on restaurant wine lists. Anderson Hills Pinot Noirs have been hand picked and kept in barrels for over twelve months, producing a delicate balance of fruit and tannins with a long finish and really can be drunk with anything!! Pate and cheese to herb crusted lamb! Duck, chicken, fish, beef, turkey, la  ...read more

Chardonnay Food Matching

by: Clare Anderson on

Chardonnay has made a real comeback recently, which is a wonderful to see as Chardonnay is such a complex wine and can be enjoyed with a range of foods. Understanding where the Chardonnay is from, weather it is oaked and how mature it is when you drink it is important to which food you pair it with. Anderson Hill Chardonnays are cool climate, stored in oak for twelve months and as it ages develops different more complex flavours. A younge  ...read more

Harvest 2016

by: Clare Anderson on

February! WOW! This is the earliest harvest we have ever seen at Anderson Hill. 2015 was middle of March and we thought that was early. Extremely warm weather early in the summer pushed the fruit into early ripeness. The flavours are great and we are optimistic that the 2016 vintage will be a good one. We hand-picked most of the fruit this year - taking about six days to complete picking, using 25-40 pickers each day. This ke  ...read more