Liquor licence 36162402
Created more than 170 years ago, in the middle of the Clare Valley, South Australia, is the region's oldest winery, Sevenhill. It was in 1851 when two Jesuit priests escaped persecution in Europe and make the 4month voyage to Australia. Along with 100 German and Silesian migrants, they purchased 100 acres and called it Sevenhill in honour of the rolling hills around Rome...
Many have stumbled across the tranquil grounds of Sevenhill as they ride the Riesling Trail. The property, rich in history, is still home to a working Jesuit Monastery, Church and sprawling acres of vines.
Winemaker, Will Shields, has selected these wines which he believes best showcases the work of Sevenhil. These aren't your "everyday drinking" wines. These are special. Pull out a special bottle once a week and enjoy it with someone you cherish. You won't find these in shops which makes it even more special.
2021 Inigo Riesling
A bright aroma of lime, citrus, mineral and orange blossom. The palate is finely structured with gentle citrus and nectarine fruit flavours, crisp acidity and a clean balanced finish.
2020 'Open Range' Grenache
Sourced from 100-year-old vines. This wine celebrates the name of the property before the Jesuits renamed it Sevenhill, after the seven hills of Rome. Baked eggplant and green olive aromas, with subtle spices and a hint of toasted oak. Silky tannins compliment the sweet fruit. Superbly balanced.
2020 Inigo Pinot Gris
This Pinot Gris is sourced from the Eden Valley of South Australia. At an elevation of 460 metres, this cool site produces Pinot Gris that is fragrant and finely structured. Aromas of pear, white peach and frangipani. The palate has a delicate acidity and fine length. A very mild sweetness provides a wonderful balance to this easy-drinking wine.
2017 Brother John May Reserve Release Shiraz
Some things are best left to last. This wine is the pinnacle of what Sevenhill is about. Named after the last Jesuit Priest winemaker, Brother John May, this wine is steeped in sentiment, passion and history. Brother John May is famous in the Clare region, having served as winemaker from 1972 to 2003 and still shares his advice to ensure Sevenhill will forever be at the forefront of Australian quality. Picked from a small block that was planted by Br May in his early days at Sevenhill, the low yield and ultra-high quality have created a masterpiece. Plenty of rain in Winter and Spring 2016 looked promising, however, a cool January slowed ripening right down and pushed out harvesting significantly. A burst of hot weather, late in February 2017 pushed things along for a March pick early one morning in the cool. Matured in new French oak Hogsheads for 18months, this is the ultimate prize wine.
Buyers must be at least 18 years old and located outside a designated dry zone to purchase alcohol.