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Howard Anderson established Anderson Winery in 1993, after notching up 30 years experience in the industry - including 15 years as Winemaker at Seppelt Great Western. In 2005 he was joined by his daughter Christobelle, who had completed a Winemaking degree in Adelaide, and worked for wineries in several regions in France.Howard and Christobelle are unashamed perfectionists and take a "no compromise" approach to everything from the vineyard, to winemaking, to customer service. All wines are made on site, entirely by Howard and Christobelle. Their eight hectare vineyard is planted on Rutherglen's traditional Buckshot clay soil, and is non-irrigated which ensures a low yield of intensely flavoured grapes.Traditional, labour intensive methods including hand harvesting, basket pressing and minimal additives are used alongside modern knowledge to ensure maximum wine quality. They specialise in full bodied reds (particularly Shiraz, Durif and Petit verdot) with intense inky colour, full rich mouthfilling fruit, and big soft tannins so that they are approachable when young, but will richly reward those who choose to cellar them. The other house specialty is traditionally made white and red sparkling wines. Like the great vintage wines of Champagne, they cellar all their sparklings on yeast lees in the bottle for several years before disgorgement (removal of the yeast) and release, which gives them an extra dimension of complexity, and a lovely smooth, creamy texture.
From the main street of Rutherglen, go east through the roundabout and take the road immediately to the right of the Visitor Information centre. Follow this road over the railway line and continue about 1km.