“Love is an emotion that can be felt for an eternity. Gold is just material.”
Barr-Eden Estate is a unique property consisting of 130 acres of natural splendour. Nested on Mengler’s Hill, the property rises in elevation from 1525 to 1788 feet (465m to 545 m) above sea level and sits across Eden Valley and the Barossa Valley. The Pohlner family settled Eden Valley in 1858 and established themselves on the property in 1862 when they finished building the original homestead. The property remained in their family until 1997. Barr-Eden is unique in the sense it sits amongst the highest vineyards in altitude in Australia and across two world acclaimed wines regions, the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, hence BARR-EDEN.
The base geology is age Cambrian (490 to 550 million years old). Kanmantoo Group, metamorphosed schists, greywackes, gneisses, siltstone and shale. The soil is shallow, skeletal grey sand loam mixed with both ironstone and quartz. The climate is continental but the altitude provides good rainfall above Barossa average ( 700-900mm). The ripening process is slow and happens later than in the Barossa Valley, allowing perfect maturity, both physiologic and phenolic. Barr-Eden Estate takes a sustainable approach and minimises the use of machinery to avoid soil compaction.