About Chain Of Ponds
Wine grapes were first planted in the Adelaide Hills in the early 1840’s. Situated east of Adelaide, the long and narrow Adelaide Hills region runs through the southern Mt. Lofty ranges. It is one of South Australia’s largest wine growing regions, stretching from the edge of the Barossa and Eden Valleys in the North, to the boundaries of McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek in the South.
The Adelaide Hills region enjoys a unique combination of elevation, fertile soils and a cool climate; allowing for slower maturation than other regions to produce refines and elegant wines.
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 area’s makeup since colonisation, the Chain of Ponds Winery was the first major planting of any note in the northern area of the Adelaide Hills Wine region.
With the first vintage dating back to 1988. An initial plating of four thousand vines consisted of nine varieties, 470 vines of each. This was further increased, with an additional 150 acres, planted in 1989. In more recent times, the winery has extended vineyard boundaries to source fruit from a broader area of the region, allowing for greater varietal distinction and complexity.
Today the wine selection consists of three tiers;
Novello Range: From the Italian translation meaning ‘new’, the wine are stylistically aimed at producing youthful, vibrant and fresh wines, ideal for drinking now.
Adelaide Hills Range: With the simple objective- allow the fruit to be the star. Wines that reflect the Adelaide Hills’ advantage.
Single Vineyards Series: Premium fruit selectively handpicked from single vineyards, to product elegant wines of varietal distinction.