Padthaway Estate is located in the wine region of Padthaway in South Australia 460 km northwest of Melbourne.
Padthaway Estate with its beautiful buildings and Homestead is the original settlement of the region of Padthaway which was founded in 1847 by Scottish Pioneer Robert Lawson and his wife Eliza.
The Lawsons took up 131 square miles of land in Padthaway and prospered, running sheep and breeding Thoroughbred Horses for the Indian remount trade.
Tragically, Robert Lawson died some 30 years after settlement and never saw the magnificent two storey Victorian stone Homestead that Eliza Lawson went on to complete after his death.
Padthaway Estate has named its Premium Quality Australian Sparking wine after Eliza Lawson for her strength, dedication and grand sense of style, to see the dream she and Robert had for Padthaway Estate completed for her family’s future generations and as a testament to their success.
The initials of Eliza Lawson ‘E.L. 1882’ are carved in stone above the front entrance to the Homestead.
The property remained in the Lawson family until 1980, when it was purchased by Dale Baker and Ian Gray, who set about converting the former grazing property into vineyards and renovating and preserving the historic building on the property and to this end employed a stone mason full time for three years.
The old stone woolshed now accommodates the winery facilities with fermentation capacity of 500,000 litres and is home to an authentic style Champagne Press.
Padthaway Estate, ‘Padthaway’s premium boutique winery’, specializes in the most premium quality sparkling Australian wine and to that end, Padthaway Estate possesses the only authentic Champagne Press in Australia.
Hallmarks of Padthaway Estate Eliza Pinot Noir Chardonnay are great depth of flavor and aroma, a fine creamy texture and lively acidity, finish with elegance, persistence and intense length of flavor.
Padthaway Estate Eliza Pinot Noir Chardonnay is predominantly Pinot Noir 85% Chardonnay 12% and Pinot Meunier 3%.