The makers of Sons of Eden Kennedy specialises in varieties that the Barossa produces to the highest world standard such as Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvédre from the Barossa Valley and Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Eden Valley.
The winery takes its name from the two partners, Corey Ryan and Simon Cowham, who both learnt and refined their crafts over the years in the vineyards and cellars of the Eden Valley, the Barossa’s high country. Their passion is dedicated to crafting wines of unquestionable quality from the grapes of some of the Barossa’s most treasured vineyards. For a full insight into the Sons of Eden please watch this short video
All 3 varieties for Sons of Eden Kennedy were hand harvested and fermented separately. To aid colour, tannin and flavour extraction the parcels were fermented warm with temperatures reaching near 30ºC. The Grenache and Mourvédre parcels were macerated on skins for 10-20 days before being pressed straight to seasoned oak hogsheads and puncheons for maturation. These parcels were then barrel matured for 16 months without racking on full press solids, then naturally clarified, blended and bottled. Deep crimson in colour this wine is bursting with ripe cherry, plum and complex five-spice aromas. The palate is an intriguing blend of red-fruit flavours and savoury undertones supported by a rounded and fleshy mid palate. The wine finishes with excellent length and freshness which ensures optimum drinking upon release but will mature well for the medium term.
For something different pair Sons of Eden Kennedy with a Pork Wellington, succulent boneless pork loin surrounded by a layer of chicken and mushroom mousse, then wrapped in parma ham before a final layer of crisp flaky pastry – a perfect match.