Berton Vineyard wine producer

Berton Vineyard
Berton Vineyard began in 1996 when Bob and Cherie Berton sold their house and bought a 30-acre plot of land in the High Eden subregion of the Barossa Valley, planting it initially with Shiraz and Chardonnay, followed later by Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.
 
In 2005 they decided to buy their own winery to crush the 150 or so tons that the High Eden vineyard produced. They were looking for somewhere that could handle up to 2000 tons to allow for substantial expansion, but this proved hard to find. Then the former Penfolds winery at Yenda in the Riverina region of New South Wales came up for sale. Even though it was ten times the size they were looking for, the price was keen, so Bob and Cherie went into partnership with Jamie Bennett, Paul Bartholomaeus and James Ceccato to form Berton Vineyards, the company.
 
Initially they did a lot of contract winemaking for other labels to utilise the excess capacity, but their own output has grown to match the space.  Their top wines, labelled Berton Vineyard, still come from the original High Eden site, but they have added several other ranges.  The Reserve range uses fruit from High Eden and other premium South Australia subregions like Coonawarra, while the more value-oriented ranges like Metal Label are mostly sourced locally from Riverina.

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