2010 is the first vintage for the Whistling Kite Label, we have produced grapes for over 30 years and on sold them to Wineries in the Barossa, McLaren Vale and the Riverland. Some of this fruit has produced award winning wine. We have always strived to produce a premium quality product to try and showcase the potential of the Riverland.
Friends and associates have encouraged us over the past few years to produce our own Biodynamic Wine, they want to be able to source a wine and be able to connect with the producer to follow the integrity of that wine.
In culmination of over 10 years of Organic & Biodynamic management the vineyard truly imprints its own signature on the wines being produced. The vines are grown with Biodynamic preparations and teas, which has created a balanced and harmonious ecosystem, supporting healthy vines able to express the vital nature of the soil, environment and microclimate (terrior) through the production of truly unique wine.
The grapes for our Biodynamic Label are hand picked and Basket pressed, then allowed to develop with minimal intervention.
Milk and egg products are not used in the majority of our wines.
Tasting notes on our wines are available under “Available Vintages”.
You can purchase our wines in our online store.
Here is our current range of wines:
A beautifully balanced wine made from the fruit of Mendoza Chardonnay vines that are over 30 years old, Whistling Kite Unwooded Chardonnay displays floral notes with hints of citrus and peach, a full soft palate with a zesty finish.
A lovely companion to seafood and Asian influenced chicken dishes.
The 2010 Petit Verdot, was hand picked on the 28th of March, a fruit day, it was then basket pressed and allowed to ferment naturally with minimal intervention. Showing vibrant, deep red colour and aromas of cherry blossom, plum and spice, Whistling Kite Petit Verdot has rich varietal characteristics.
The elegantly structured palate shows abundant red berry fruit with a long, silken and lingering finish.
Great served with aromatic red meat dishes.
The 2010 Shiraz was picked very early, on the 28th February, after a very warm summer. A rich, complex and mouth-filling wine displaying excellent inky colour with purple highlights. With abundant plum and black cherry aromas, the nose is further enhanced by notes of vanillin oak, violets and a waft of forest floor. On the plate, a complex mix of mulberry, plum and dark chocolate flavours are woven into an elegant structure of fine, integrated tannins with good length and a lovely velvet finish
A perfect accompaniment to most red meats, especially lamb.
Whistling Kite Petit Manseng has bright gold hues, and the aromas of honeysuckle, citrus, honey and savoury fresh herbs. The palate is long, full, very textured and complex, with flavours of integrated orange and lemon zest, spice, pears and apples and a soft citrus finish.
A delightful wine made from Montepulciano grapes showing bright strawberry hues and the aromas of cherries, strawberries and pear and apple blossoms. It has a full, creamy and soft palate with pear, apple and strawberry flavours and a crisp citrus finish.
Montepulciano is an Italian grape variety well suited to the Riverland of South Australia. This is an elegant stylish wine with vibrant Ruby hues, aromas of violets and strawberries and an inviting palate of of vibrant fruit and savory flavours complimented by maturation in American and French oak. Enjoy with pasta, duck or a summer barbecue.