Our Wines

Our winemaking philosophy is to deliver wines that are true expressions of this land that they come from, offering complexity, finesse and refreshment. In order to achieve this we employ traditional winemaking techniques such as open top fermenters, gentle pressing, judicious fine oak and meticulous attention to detail.  Our aim is to let our vineyards speak through the glass rather than ourselves.

Icon Range

Our icon wines represent the best of the best at Hemera Estate.  Sourced from the best fruit from each vintage and from carefully selected individual barrels, these wines really are the pinnacle of our style and range.

Limited Release Range

Some of the ultimate expressions of our vineyards and our winemaking style.  Individual wines that represent the most unique and characterful parcels of wine in our cellar.

Hemera Estate Range

Our core range and the best representation of the philosophy and winemaking focus of Hemera Estate.  Single varietal and often single vineyard wines that perfectly depict the character, elegance and purity of fruit that we seek from all our wines.

H Range

The H range is created to provide entry level, easy drinking wines in the Hemera Estate house style.  These wines over deliver on quality and showcase the fruit as a priority. Over time we will introduce a number of different wines and varieties.

Quality

“One of the most exciting things about Hemera Estate is the natural elegance and purity of fruit that we get from our vineyard. Combine this with numerous different parcels of fruit from varied soil profiles on our block and we are able to deliver wines of great character.”

– Hemera Winemaker

Recognition

Our iconic 2010 JDR Shiraz received Five Stars (Gold Medal) in the World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge 2015 and an IWC 2015 Trophy for Best Barossa Shiraz. Our classic cabernet blend varieties do very well too with a Trophy winning 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2012 Limited Release Merlot winning the Winestate Trophy for Best Merlot in Show for Australia & New Zealand in Wine of the Year 2014.

Passion

We share a mantra that small is good… and quality is the result of consistency, balance and a meticulous focus on the details in our vineyard and winery. The estate grown nature of Hemera Estate means we are always on site and keen to show off our patch of the Barossa. From our cellar door staff to the winemaking and vineyard teams, we are always keen to share our place with you.