When the sun rises on the Southern Barossa, the Hemera Estate vineyard is one of the first places to feel its warmth. It is for this reason the name Hemera, the goddess of day light, was chosen for our name.
Hemera Estate is a Barossa Valley winery based in Lyndoch, South Australia. Our 45-hectare vineyard has been planted for more than 100 years with the original 1912 Grenache block still in operation today. We have added to this over the years and now grow a range of varieties including Riesling, Semillon, Tempranillo, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Mataro.
Our unique location means we benefit from increased natural light combined with the slightly cooler, wetter conditions of the Southern Barossa. This means our fruit is picked earlier than others in the Valley giving our wines a natural freshness and elegance. Our undulating vineyards also provide a wealth of soil profiles from deep clay loam to broken ironstone over limestone providing an array of wine styles to blend.
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.