Valhalla Wines

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163 All Saints Road
Wahgunyah VIC 3687
Australia
Phone: 02 6033 1438
Fax: 02 6033 1728
Email: wine@valhallawines.com.au

Valhalla Wines is located in Wahgunyah, on the Murray River, in the heart of the historic Rutherglen wine region, North-East Victoria, 45 minutes west of Albury/Wodonga, in the Legends, Wine & High Country region.

Valhalla Wines is situated in Rutherglen, a region well known for its robust reds and fortified wines. Wine grapes have been grown here for over a hundred and fifty years, and have done well because of the rich soils, temperate climate and a long dry growing season.

Valhalla Wines produce premium handcrafted wines using varieteis from the Rhone Valley in France. These include Viognier, Shiraz, Durif and a Grenache/Shiraz/Mouvedre blend. Traditonal hands on wine making techniques help to create wines with character and soul. A commitment to sustainable practices is uppermost in Valhalla's philosophy; this is evidenced by the strawbale winey, and many facet s of the business - from the natural farming methods, worm farm waste system, recycling of all water, composting of grape skins and stalks on site.

Owners of Valhalla, Anton Therkidsen and Antionette Del Popolo, purchased the 60 acre property in 1999 with the first plantings being established in 2001 and 2002. Ongoing plantings have led to 4 acres of Shiraz and 2.2 acres of Durif under vine.

The first harvest and vintage was 2005. The 2005 and 2006 vintages were processed by Anton using the facilities at Cofield's Wines. Fruit came from Valhalla's own vineyard and also from select vineyards around the Rutherglen region. From the 2007 vintage all grapes were processed on site at Valhalla Wines.

Both Anton and Antoinette are committed to producing small quantities of handcrafted, premium, individual wines of character, in an environmentally sustainable way. This dynamic duo uses old-world traditional winemaking techniques, supported by some newer technology, to ensure the best transfer of flavours from the vine to the bottle.

The most recent stage in the development of Valhalla Wines has been the building of the strawbale winery and cellar door which is open for tastings from Sept 2008.



 

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