We visited Howard Vineyard on a cold, wet and windy Sunday in October 2016. This was our first visit to Howard Vineyard, and what a beautiful place, from the moment we pulled up we knew we were in for a treat.
Although it was cold and wet, as soon as we entered the cellar door the weather outside was all but forgotten, the fire place was burning and we were greeted by Adam and Sam who were absolutley amazing. Rachel and myself were the only two people in the Cellar Door for the first hour until the lunch crowd started arriving, which was lucky for us because we were treated to a truly special experience.
Adam spent time explaining the story and history of Howard Vineyard and Sam’s knowledge of the wines and detail of the wine making process was second to none. We were even lucky enough to meet winemaker Tom, who absolutely loves what he does and takes the upmost pride in the wines he creates.
I must say as a person who mostly enjoys his reds and does not usually drink white wine, Howard Vineyard wines are absolutely delicious, fresh, light, elegant and so easy to drink. From their Sparkling, to their Whites and Reds, we enjoyed sampling every variety Howard Vineyard has to offer, which is quite rare when visiting a Cellar Door. Howard Vineyard also supply a range of Big Shed Brewing Co. beers on tap which is offering the best of both worlds, great wine and some great tasting beer.
Howard Vineyard offers full lunch service on Sundays only, we were meant to visit two other cellar doors, but we were enjoying our time so much we decided to stay and enjoy a cheese platter which majority of the ingredients are sourced from local Adelaide Hills Suppliers.
Howard Vineyard is set in stunning location amongst the vines and gum trees, with a grassed area out the front, also offering undercover dining area, we can not wait to return on a warm sunny day for lunch and enjoy all Howard Vineyard has to offer.
MEMBERS OFFER: 25% off any food and wine purchase from Howard Vineyard cellar door. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or sale items.
Lot 1, 53 Bald Hill Road, Nairne
For bookings call: 08 8188 0203