Andrew Peace Wines, One of the Top Wineries of Australia
Positioned among the top 20 wineries of Australia, Andrew Peace Wines lies in Victoria’s finest appellation – Swan Hills, near the Murrey River. The vineyards stretch over the regions of Wrattonbully, Coonawarra, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, and Clare Valley. The vines grown in these areas express the reflection of the region’s fertile soils and microclimate.
Andrew Peace Wines began when owners, Pam and Jim purchased of the first vineyard in 1981.
Within a short period, Andrew Peace Wines has achieved great heights in the world of Australian wine. Their journey began when Pam and Jim first purchased vineyards in 1981. Later, Andrew and Cathryn joined the family business and worked with enormous dedication and passion for producing the first vintage in 1995. In the same year, Andrew blessed the family with a new winery – Andrew Peace Wines. As the business grew, the Peace Family began to cultivate the grape variety, Sagrantino, and dedicating themselves towards the production of sulfur-free wines.
Pesticide and Chemical Free Cultivation in the Winery
Andrew has shifted to pesticides-free and chemical-free cultivation to grow a vast variety of grapes. The winery’s organic approach will ensure that the vineyards and soils are healthy for future generations making wine at Andrew Peace Wines. The estate’s vines include high-quality Chardonnay, Colombard, Semillon, Pinot Grigio, and Viognier, together with Riesling, Gordo, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Some other grape varieties such as Grenache, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Durif, and Chenin Blanc, Tempranillo, combined with Shiraz, Sangiovese, Zweigelt, and Sagrantino Sauvignon Blanc are also cultivated in different small patches of vineyards.
Oak Barrels and Casks for Ripening and Complexity
After handpicking a portion of the grapes, and mechanical harvest methods doing some picking at night when the temperature drops to 30 degrees, the owner produces red, white, and rosé wines, together with sparkling and dessert wines. Many of the wines are then stored and refined in oak, both barrels and casks. Each vintage enjoys controlled temperature conditions for the slow and complete fermentation and aging process.