Museum Wines

2012 Jump Ship Eden Valley Shiraz

Eden Valley

Terry’s Great Grandfather jumped from a British Naval Ship and swam through shark infested waters to reach Australia. If he hadn’t done that then our wines would not be available and so our Shiraz is simply called ‘Jump Ship’.

Tasting Notes

The ‘Jump Ship’ Shiraz is named after the family’s Great Grandfather’s way of leaving his British war ship and arriving in Australia.

Being a 2012 wine, this is a fully mature cellar release to showcase how well our Shiraz can cellar and develop.

This Shiraz is made from premium, single vineyard grapes grown in the cool climate of Eden Valley. The vines are hand pruned and the grapes are hand-picked.

The wine has an excellent developing red colour which belies its age, a complex bouquet which is starting to show some bottle age characters and a hint of sweet spices.

The palate is very smooth, rich and complex with layers of flavours, superbly balanced and ending with a tightish finish.

Product Name

2012 Jump Ship Eden Valley Shiraz

Colour

Red

Wine Making

The grapes were hand harvested, fermented then gently pressed in our traditional basket press before maturing for 18 months in a combination of new and pre-used French oak barrels, with a small amount American and Hungarian oak used to add complexity to the wine.

Cellaring

This is a great Shiraz which is beautifully mature and ready to be enjoyed. However, it has the capacity to be cellared for a few more years if so desired.

Food Suggestion

This wine is matured sufficiently to be superb on its own and it will also make a great accompaniment to less spicy vegetarian or meat dishes as well as with a cheese platter.

Technical Information

Alcohol/Vol Vintage Grape Variety Growing Region
14.0% 2012 Shiraz Eden Valley

2017 The Engineer Merlot

Eden Valley

Once Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Australia, Terry retired from the post to pursue his passion for wine. He has used his technical prowess to develop the winery and vineyard to the highest quality. This merlot is a structural masterpiece of a different kind and has been called “The Engineer” in honour of all of Terry’s hard work.

Tasting Notes

The 2017 “The Engineer” Merlot is named after the family patriarch, Terry Riley, who used to be Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Uni SA before retiring to grow grapes.

It is made from premium, single vineyard grapes grown in the cool climate of Eden Valley. This wine has dainty plum and blackberry aromas along with a hint of vanillin oak.

The palate is delightful with silky-smooth, graceful and svelte plum flavours with a tight finish that really lingers on the palate.

Product Name

2017 The Engineer Merlot

Colour

Red

Wine Making

The grapes were hand harvested, fermented then gently pressed in our traditional basket press before maturing for 18 months in older French oak barrels.

Cellaring

This wine is beautiful right now, however, if properly cellared, it will continue to evolve over the next 2-3 years as it matures, to become an iconic South Australian Merlot.

Food Suggestion

At present, this wine is an ideal accompaniment for all but the spiciest of food dishes, and as it ages will become even more satisfying to enjoy on its own.

Technical Information

Alcohol/Vol Vintage Grape Variety Growing Region
14% 2017 Merlot Eden Valley

2011 Family Riesling

Eden Valley

The 2011 Family Riesling is handcrafted from specially selected premium grapes from our 3 hectare Riesling vineyard in the cool climate, of Eden Valley.

Light and bright yellow in colour, this wine has a complex, developed bouquet with some honey aromas and just a hint of citrus still lingering.

On the palate, it is so smooth and rich, developing some of the honey characters that define the very best Eden Valley Rieslings when they are fully mature. It is still crisp and tight on the finish which augurs well for its continued development towards being a classic Eden Valley Riesling.