McLaren Vale, South Australia
Woodstock Estate own some of the oldest vineyards in McLaren Vale, with their flagship ‘The Stocks’ Vineyard planted circa 1900, a bush vine Grenache vineyard which was planted in 1930, and even their ‘young’ vineyards being planted in the early 1970-80s. Although not yet certified organic, the Woodstock vines are treated with minimal impact sprays and no pesticides. They tend the vine canopies by hand, and if required the vines are leaf plucked or crop thinned to ensure even ripening and good concentration of berry flavours.
The Woodstock wine portfolio includes a range of fresh aromatic whites, opulent yet finely structured reds and finally, an eclectic selection of after-dinner wines.
They believe in capturing natural acidity and fresh grape characters in the whites and rosé. Woodstock reds are all about smooth tannins and purity of fruit. They are soft and approachable when young, yet with structure to age with cellaring. Their aim is to put together balanced table wines with all the building blocks necessary for them to grow in flavour profile and intensity with careful cellaring,
Woodstock founder Doug Collett had the foresight to make fortifieds to benefit future generations of wine lovers. His son Scott continues those footsteps and releases consistent evolving quality classics.