Haan Wines

About

The primary focus is on the production of premium quality grapes based on a philosophy of "best practice" in vineyard and winery.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Nuriootpa, South Australia.

Features

  • Makers of very special, unique wine.

Additional Information

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History

We travelled the world in search of the ultimate home for us, a place that would fulfil our dream of being makers of very special, unique wine. Many places charmed us -- Cyprus, France, Portugal, Spain, Madeira, New Zealand, Victoria, Tasmania, Margaret River and the Hunter Valley -- but we kept returning to the Barossa Valley, drawn by all it had to offer:

A unique district that maintains many of the great traditions lost in other areas.
A strong commitment to preserving a great vineyard heritage (where special wine starts!) rather than letting it be taken over by industry or sub-division.
A climate with four very distinct seasons.
A wonderful sense of community where everyone works together for the common good, taking pride in the achievements of one and all.

Upon seeing our 45 acre (18 hectare) vineyard, initially purchased in 1853 by George Friedrich Schmidt for one pound an acre, we knew we had discovered the vineyard and home of our dream. The blend of the old classic Barossa feel and subtle Mediterranean influences in our home is a philosophy carried over to our wines.

Practices & Techniques

Most of the vines are on a simple vertical trellis system with moving wires to lift the foliage and expose the fruit to the sun for full development of flavour and character. The Haan philosophy is based on 'best practice' which means that the vineyard is run on a 'minimal input' system, offering considerable environmental protection. Chemical use is kept to an absolute minimum, as is irrigation and ground disturbance. This commitment to diligent natural resource management ensure that the vineyard has a long term sustainable future. Already this philosophy of providing the best possible conditions in the vineyard has been rewarded with some excellent wines from the property.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

The 19-hectare vineyard surrounding the Hanenhof Estate consists mainly of the sandy loam soils that dominate the Barossa Valley floor. These soils have proven excellent for producing some rich, luscious Shiraz and Cabernets, varieties that have made the Barossa famous the world over.

The Hanenhof Estate also grows some exceptional Merlot, together with a small amount of Malbec and Petit Verdot. In the white varieties Semillon and Viognier are also grown on the estate. All of these varieties have benefited from the excellent attention to detail of the Haan's vineyard manager, Robert Seelander.

Awards

HAAN 2006 Shiraz Prestige *****
In the heart of the Haan style, intense fruit lifted by co-fermented Viognier on both
bouquet and medium-bodied palate: delicious blackberry and plum fruit with soft but
persistent tannins and Frech oak; shows the great ’06 vintage to advantage.
Cork. 14.5% Alc
To 2020 Rating: 96
HAAN Classis Merlot Cabernet Franc 2008 ****1/2
The use of only French oak pays dividends with this elegant and seductive light – to
medium bodied wine; red fruits glide along the mouth, the tannins superfine – perhaps a
little too much so.
Screwcap 14.5% alc.
To 2018 SPECIAL VALUE FOR MONEY Rating: 93
HAAN Classic Semillon Sauv Blanc 2009 ****1/2
Rating : 90
HAAN Classic Shiraz Cab Sauvigon 2008**** Rating: 89

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Address

PO Box 642
Nuriootpa, South Australia 5355
Australia

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