Named after the proprietor of the 19th century mail coach service which once ran through their property, the Longbottom family has created a new family tradition of winemaking with wines such as: Henry's Drive, Parson's Flat and Pillar Box.
During the nineteenth century establishment of the farming and wine industries of Southeastern Australia, horse-drawn coaches provided the only transportation of mail and passengers. The coach drivers reigned supreme on top of their coaches, and won the respect and admiration of their passengers. The coach service proprietor in this part of the state, was a certain Mr. Henry John Hill. His operation drove directly through a property owned more recently by three generations of the Longbottom family of Padthaway. Routes were known as Drives, thus the family's wine business is today known as Henry's Drive.
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Brooding, blackberry fruit and dried mint aromas intermingle with dark chocolate, licorice spice, hints of pepper and cedary oak on the nose. The palate exhibits flavours of fresh black and blueberry fruit, toasted dark spice and hints of spearmint. A seamless wine; displaying balance and a fine,... more
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Black cherry and vibrant dark berry fruits provide a lifted perfume, combined with the peppery notes, toasted spice and hints of cedar. Complimentary musk and earthiness add to the complexity of the aromas in this wine. The palate shows opulent ripe, yet fresh blackberries with plum fruit, dark... more
The 2009 Pillar Box Reserve has dark, inky color and bright purple edges. It was selected from the best parcels of Shiraz and is a rich and densely concentrated wine. Intense blackcurrant aromas combine with toasted spice and graphite minerality to give a complex and lifted bouquet. The palate is... more
A blend of 67% Sauv Blanc, 28% Verdelho and 5% Chardonnay.
The Sauvignon Blanc from the Henry's Drive vineyards was of extremely high quality in 2008 - it greatly contributes to the fresh lively aromas of limes, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, spicy fennel and a touch of grassiness found in the 2008... more
The 2008 Pillar Box Red has a dark colour and a vibrant purple hue, with aromas of fresh blueberry fruit, liquorice, dried mint and cinnamon oak undertones. The palate is dense and juicy, with flavours of fresh blackcurrant and cherry combined with aniseed, dried thyme and mocha oak characters. ... more
The 2008 Pillar Box Reserve has dark inky color and bright purple edges. It was selected from the best parcels of Shiraz and is a rich and densely concentrated wine. Intense blackcurrant aromas combine with toasted spice and graphite
minerality to give a complex and lifted bouquet. The palate is... more
Pillar Box White has a very pale green straw appearance. Comprised of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho, each variety contributes its own uniqueness to this blend, whilst careful blending of a portion of cool climate Adelaide Hills fruit adds an additional layer of complexity. The result is... more
Blend: 65% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot
Displaying a dark color and a vibrant purple hue, the 2007 Pillar Box Red has bright aromas of blue and dark berry fruit entwined with licorice, spearmint and cigar box complexity. The palate is rich and fleshy, with flavors of fresh... more
With dark inky color and bright purple edges, the second Pillar Box Reserve, selected from the best parcels of Shiraz is a rich and densely concentrated wine.
The nose displays rich aromas of blackcurrant overlaid with spicy notes, hints of red licorice and dried herbs. The palate is tarry and... more
A blend of 66% Chardonnay (fermented in oak barrels), 20% Sauvignon Blanc, and 14% Verdelho, the excellent 2006 White displays notes of honeyed grapefruit, lemon blossom, and a hint of orange rind in a medium-bodied, fruit-driven, lively, fresh style.-Wine Advocate more