Five Star Halliday Rated Winery - Wine Companion 2014
The Rileys of Eden Valley are Terry and Jan Riley who together with son Peter trade as Riley Grape and Wine Pty Ltd. In 1998, Terry retired from his position of Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Australia to concentrate on the vineyard and more recently the winemaking activities. He is strongly supported by the other family members who take pride in all aspects of the wine production.
Our 7.6ha vineyard is planted on typical Eden Valley soils ranging from deep sands to sandy loams over sandy clays. Previously a sheep station, this area has been regenerated with understory and results in a large number of birds and native animals making their home with the Rileys.
The Rileys carefully tend the vineyard themselves, applying a minimal amount of water at critical times to produce grapes with superb characteristics for wine production. Each year small parcels of grapes are selected for processing in the boutique winery which uses traditional methods for production and modern technology to optimize quality.
Guidance for the winemaking is provided by Winewise winemaker, Jo Irvine (Barossa Winemaker of the Year, 2009) to ensure that our wines are of the highest quality. We will undertake small batch productions of wine for others. Prices are based on ½ tonne bin lots and the processing charges are available on application.