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d'Arenberg
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Cases produced
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Cracka Rating 90

About d'Arenberg Winery

A winery with incredible depth of history, particularly the family lineage of the Osborn family, d’Arenberg was established in 1912 in the fledgling McLaren Vale wine growing region by Joseph Osborn. Chester Osborn, as current winemaker and bon-vivant front person for d’Arenberg, represents the fourth generation of family wine heritage. The range is capped off with the Dead Arm Shiraz, a monster red wine that shows power, yet the savoury, spice so familiar with prestige wines of the region. Below Dead Arm comes a raft of wines at a variety of price points and plenty of unusual blends and intriguing single varietal wines. With names like Hermit Crab and Money Spider, the range is characterised by the effusive personalities reflected in current generations of the d’Arenberg clan, Chester and his father d’Arry. It is very hard to distil the rich sense of history one gets from this established wine making family and their contribution to not only enjoyable wines, but to participating in the safeguarding of McLaren Vale’s iconic status as a wine region of note. d'Arenberg Location Cellar door is housed in a 19th Century homestead with views across McLaren Vale to Willunga Shills and the Gulf off St Vincent. d'Arenberg Wine Types A multitude of wines across a series of ranges with some of the most unique naming in the country. Alternative varieties like Roussanne and Marsanne sit alongside McLaren Vale staples of Shiraz and Grenache. d'Arenberg Brands Ranges run from the Icon range through to staples of Footbolt Shiraz. Unusual varieties like Sagrantino and Cinsault are blended to create ‘The Cenosilicaphobic Cat’ while Pinot Noir is named ‘The Feral Fox’- fruit is also sourced from Adelaide Hills and alternate South Australian wine growing regions. d'Arenberg Winery High volume production is met with some traditional wine making sensibility but clean winemaking is the forte of d’Arenberg wines. Chester prefers to work with individual parcels of fruit, sourcing the unique flavour spectrums and individuality of the fruit. The process is very hands-on and seeks to create wines of great fragrance and fruit purity.


Found 9 Wines for sale.

2008 d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz

2008 d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz

2008 is a tale of two vintages for red wines in McLaren Vale. Winter rain ensured the soil reached filled capacity and set the vines up perfectly with healthy balanced canopies. The pretty nose is very floral with violets, lavender and rose ...

Cracka rating0
Region: McLaren Vale
NV d’Arenberg Dadd Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot

NV d’Arenberg Dadd Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot

Here's an interesting fact for you - this will quite possibly be the last time this bottle of bubbles will be called 'Dadd'. Unfortunately for poor d'Arenburg, Champagne house Mumm have managed to stop them using the name, so a rebranding is in th...

Cracka rating80
Region: McLaren Vale
2009 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier

2009 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier

The nose is beautiful with primary, dark fruits and a lifted, flowery cool-mint style note. With time in the glass the more savoury characters of spice and cooked meat begin to appear. The palate is robust and concentrated with great intensity...

Cracka rating80
Region: McLaren Vale
2011 d'Arenberg The Love Grass Shiraz

2011 d'Arenberg The Love Grass Shiraz

D'Arenberg is the winery of many labels, and this latest offering want's to share the lurve of shiraz. It's a medium to full-boded number that shows appealing dark fruits and deli-meats decorate the nose, whilst the palate is bright and chocolaty,...

Cracka rating90
Region: McLaren Vale
2009 d'Arenberg The Galvo Garage Cabernet Blend

2009 d'Arenberg The Galvo Garage Cabernet Blend

The Galvo Garage could been seen as poking fun at the French with their 'Garagiste' wines. This cheeky little wine is based on a Bordeaux blend, and shows scents of black and blue berries, along with whiffs of herbaceousness, dried leaves and moch...

Cracka rating80
Region: McLaren Vale
2009 d'Arenberg The Last Ditch Viognier

2009 d'Arenberg The Last Ditch Viognier

Rich. Viscous. Weighty. All good (and correct) words used to describe a luscious McLaren Vale Viognier like this. Gingery, apricotty fruit and lots of it, this carries oodles and oodles of flavour.

Cracka rating80
Region: Adelaide Hills
2010 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier

2010 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier

The Laughing Magpie has been one of Australia's favourite wines for a number of years. It is also one of the best value wines D'Arenberg do. Appealing scents of dark berries and cherries dance around the glass, together with hints of deli-meats an...

Cracka rating80
Region: McLaren Vale
2012 d'Arenberg The Broken Fishplate Sauvignon Blanc

2012 d'Arenberg The Broken Fishplate Sauvignon Blanc

We have no idea how D'Arenberg comes up with these weird names, but perhaps it's best not to ask! This bright young savvy is like plunging your face into a tropical fruit bowl, with lots of lemons, passionfruit and kiwi fruits on the nose. The pal...

Cracka rating70
Region: Adelaide Hills
2014 d'Arenberg Dry Dam Riesling

2014 d'Arenberg Dry Dam Riesling

It's amazingly perfumed on the nose with lots of white florals, citrus and green orchard fruits, whilst the palate is bright, tight and stone-like with crisp green apple and lime flavours, a touch of sweetness, and a crisp, moth-watering finish. T...

Cracka rating100
Region: McLaren Vale