By Amy Looker
South Australia’s Petaluma has released four new wines, which it describes as an ‘affordable luxury’ range.
The Adelaide Hills-based winery will roll out the Petaluma White range this month, consisting of a Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, with the whites carrying an RRP of $22.99 and the red coming in at $26.99 RRP.
The fruit for the Petaluma White range is sourced from several small vineyards across the Adelaide Hills, with Pinot Gris from Picadilly Valley, Balhannah and Lenswood, Chardonnay from Lenswood and Balhannah, Sauvignon Blanc drawing on fruit from the Hills as well as Coonawarra, and the Cabernet Sauvignon also from the Coonawarra. [continues below]
Senior winemaker, Andrew Hardy, said that Petaluma made its name crafting iconic wines from Australia’s leading regions.
“These new wines allows us to stretch our net wider to people who like Petaluma’s style and want wines they can enjoy more often – more approachable pricewise but still delivering luxury, quality and distinctive regional character," he said.
“The name White was a logical evolution of our internal name for our traditional Petaluma wines, Yellow. White is a perfect reflection of our desire to attract a broader audience to our region with wines of freshness and purity.”
This year will also see Petaluma open a new 2000-tonne winery site at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills
The new winery will support the growth of the Petaluma and Croser brands, with plans including a cellar door, function center, premium packaging line and state of the art facility for sparkling wine.