Berton Vineyards all started at our Eden Valley Vineyards, in High Eden, South Australia. High Eden is a subregion of Eden Valley, situated in the Barossa Valley. It is the highest part of the Barossa, about 500 meters above sea level. In this beautiful part of the world we have planted Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The best parcels of fruit from our Shiraz vineyards go into our Berton Vineyards Bonsai Shiraz, our flagship wine. Fruit from the Shiraz vineyard also forms the backbone for our Reserve Shiraz, which won the Decanter Platinum Best Value Rhone varietal in 2017. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc make our High Eden Range, and the Chardonnay goes into the White Rock Chardonnay and our Reserve Eden Valley Chardonnay.
Over the years we have also formed some close relationships with growers of the Riverina, who we work in partnership with to bring high quality fruit which forms the majority of our annual grape intake. We crush and ferment each vineyard in batches and then grade and blend accordingly. The fruit from the Riverina generally makes up our Oddsocks, Foundstone and Head Over Heels ranges.
For our Reserve and Metal ranges, we have been working with vineyards in the Coonawarra, Padthaway, Adelaide Hills, Swan Hill, Riverland and Barossa. Over the years we have continued to source our fruit from the same vineyards in order to build a consistent product with fruit selected from the best vineyards.