Australian Made and Grown Wine. Red Wine, White Wine, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and much more . . .
The Chain of Ponds winery was established in 1985 on the outskirts of Gumeracha, approximately 4km from the original township. While vineyards have been part of the makeup of the area since colonisation, the Chain of Ponds Winery was the first major planting of any note in the northern area of the Adelaide Hills region. Four thousand vines were initially planted, covering 9 varieties, consisting of 470 vines of each variety, which was further increased with an additional 150 acres planted in 1989. The first vintage being in 1988.
The winery has more recently extended the vineyard boundaries to source fruit from a much broader area of the region, which has added further complexities and subtleties to the wines themselves. Chain of Ponds produces a wide range of products and varieties which are perfectly suited to this cool climate region. The white varietals include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Semillon and Chardonnay. The reds include popular Australian varieties: Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as emerging and exciting varieties for the region: Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Barbera and Nebbiolo.
Black Thursday Sauvignon Blanc
"Bursting palate of tropical paw paw, guava and melon balanced by notes of passionfruit, hints of cucumber and split pea. The rounded tropical fruit palate is supported by a tight citrus acidity that gives a zesty, crisp finish. Enjoy Young!"
The Ledge - Shiraz
"Intense spice and liquorice, good strong plum and mulberry fruits, well balanced nose with a hint of perfumed violets and chocolate. Generous upfront fleshy fruit, with distinct plums and dark cherry flavours"
Island Sting - Honey Liquer
"The initial flavours are luscious and oily, with a rich and slippery texture that lingers on with amazing viscosity. The finish is almost bitter sweet with a crisp drying acidity that cleanses the palate."
Many other varieties available, see website for entire range.
Vineyard Cottage Bed & Breakfast
If you really want to indulge yourself, stay at our Vineyard Cottage Bed and Breakfast. Carefully restored and fitted with today's modern comforts. This historic 1880 stone cottage retains the old world charm of yesteryear in a peaceful setting amongst vines, Australian gums and a sea of deciduous green and gold trees in the grounds of the Chain of Ponds winery.
Perfectly placed in the heart of the picturesque Adelaide Hills wine region, with the Barossa Valley close by to the north and the McLaren Vale to the south, the cottage consists of four double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and spa. Boasting BBQ facilities, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, open fireplace, TV, video and stereo, this non-hosted accommodation gives you total privacy and freedom.
Up to four couples in the same group booking can be accommodated. Tariff includes provisions left for a cooked and continental breakfast, plus a complimentary bottle of wine.