The Steading Blanc

It comes as no surprise to find that non-traditional Barossan varieties such as Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier, have adapted as well to their new home as their red counterparts have done over the last century or so.

Inspired by the rich, luscious and mineral scented dry whites of the Rhône Valley, The Steading Blanc is a traditional Rhone blend, sourced entirely from our Descendant Vineyard on Roennfeldt Road.

Current Vintage 2020
Strong winds at flowering at the beginning of the growing season reduced berry and bunch count in many vineyards.  The difficult seasonal conditions continued up to harvest- a dry winter and spring were followed by very hot and dry December and January.  2020 was a difficult season to manage for both grower and winemaker with yields much lower than anticipated. Older vineyards with deeper roots remained steadfast under these conditions and produced small volumes of deeply concentrated wines from the lower yields. Semillon and Viognier were the starring whites, with delicate flavours and aromas. While the yields have been small, the overall quality has created deeply coloured and textured wines that resonate their place of origin.
Current Vintage 2019
The growing season was defined by a continuously warm to hot summer with no effective rainfall, wind and hail at flowering, and followed with three major frosts - resulting in an earlier and much smaller harvest than average.   These tough conditions produced smaller clusters of intensely dark berries with thick fleshy skins contrasted against brown mature stalks. Whilst yields were down, once these vineyards were fermenting in our cellar the concentration of colour, tannin and aroma of the 2019 vintage was revealed. 
Current Vintage 2018
An above average winter rainfall led into a below average spring and summer rainfall, producing small bunches and small berries, leading to a reduced yield. Quality was certainly high, particular amongst our red varieties of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro. 2018 wines will be remembered for their impressive colour, structure and longevity.
Current Vintage 2017
After a cold and rainy winter in 2016, the Barossa had one of its wettest springs on record, replenishing sub-soil moisture and setting the vineyards up for a healthy summer. Mild conditions during veraison and light rains in January and February 2017, were followed by an extended warm, dry Indian summer, creating perfect ripening conditions through to April 2017. An outstanding vintage producing bright, aromatic whites and intense, well-structured reds.
Current Vintage 2015
Inspired by the rich, luscious and mineral scented dry whites of the Rhône Valley, the 2015 The Steading Blanc is sourced entirely from our Descendant Vineyard on Roennfeldt Road.
Current Vintage 2014
Inspired by the rich, luscious and mineral scented dry whites of the Rhône Valley, the 2014 The Steading Blanc is sourced entirely from our Descendant Vineyard on Roennfeldt Road.
Current Vintage 2013
Inspired by the rich, luscious and mineral scented dry whites of the Rhône Valley, the 2013 The Steading Blanc is sourced entirely from our Descendant Vineyard on Roennfeldt Road.
Current Vintage 2012
Inspired by the rich, luscious and mineral scented dry whites of the Rhône Valley, the 2012 The Steading Blanc is sourced entirely from our Descendant Vineyard on Roennfeldt Road.
Current Vintage 2010
Inspired by the rich, luscious and mineral scented dry whites of the Rhône Valley, the 2010 The Steading Blanc is sourced entirely from our Descendant Vineyard on Roennfeldt Road.

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2020 - tasting notes and reviews

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2019 - tasting notes and reviews

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2018 - tasting notes and reviews

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2017 - tasting notes and reviews

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2015 - tasting notes and reviews

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2014 - tasting notes and reviews

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2013 - tasting notes and reviews

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2012 - tasting notes and reviews

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2010 - tasting notes and reviews

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