Founded in 1886 Angove Family Winemakers is one of Australias most successful wine businesses; a fifth generation family company with a tradition of excellence and an eye for the future. Our focus on sustainability and organic wine in all aspect of our winery and vineyards, will ensure we are here for many generations to come. We are committed to private ownership and have confidence that remaining in family hands enables the company to be master of our own destiny and remain true to our stated organic and sustainability aims with a clear focus on building on over 125 years of winemaking excellence.
The making of great wines begins with the soil. Soil sustains the life of a vine, providing water and nutrients that allow it to flourish and produce grapes of distinctive flavour. A healthy soil with high organic matter provides vines with healthier root systems. The variations in soil across South Australia give rise to an eclectic range of amazing sites for grape growing. From the diversities of McLaren Vale’s dark loam over limestone, sand hills, alluvial plains and black cracking clay to the Terra Rosa of Coonawarra and the Riverland. A kaleidoscope of terroirs and fruit flavours to craft.
Vineyards of Angove
Angove Family Winemakers have a diverse range of vineyards across South Australia. We take a holistic approach to growing grapes, we are progressive, generational farmers and have an enduring belief that the land is both an asset and a responsibility. We farm over 500 acres of vineyards across South Australia with one third certified organic meaning we use no artificial herbicides, pesticides and fertilisers. Growing Organic grapes and making Organic wine ensures we are sustainable, are friendly to our environment, have lower pollution and healthier soils that ultimately make better wines. The vines have naturally stronger immune systems and greater resistance to pests, insects and disease. Our McLaren Vale plantings of Shiraz and Grenache contain vines believed to be over 100 years of age. These produce grapes with fantastic flavour and colour concentration and go in to making our top wines.
(Source: Angove Australia)