Yalumba 2013 Eden Valley Viognier

Posted on October 20, 2014

Yalumba is synonymous with Australian winemaking. Established in 1849, it is the country's oldest family-owned winery. They are also a member of the Australian First Families of Wine, a group of twelve family-owned wineries that includes Howard Park and d'Arenberg. Yalumba is renowned for introducing new wine styles and grape varieties to Australia over the years, in particular Viognier.

Chief Winemaker Louisa Rose is considered one of Australia's best. She has won several awards over the years, including Winemaker of the Year for Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine and the IWSC Women in Wine award.

Their entry level Eden Valley Viognier is produced from vineyards of 20-30 years of age, fermented in matured in 60% old French oak barrels and 40% stainless steel tanks.


Winery - Yalumba

Location - Eden Valley, Barossa, Australia

Wine - Yalumba 2013 Eden Valley Viognier

Grape Varieties - Viognier

Appellation - Eden Valley

Alcohol - 13.0% v/v

Price - $18 USD


Nose/Aroma - Very perfumed honeysuckle and apricots.

Palate/Flavors - Oily, full-bodied mouthfeel with a great acid balance. Rich stonefruit flavors of apricot and quince accompanied by light spice and honey notes that persist through a med-length finish with citrus notes.

Food Pairing - This is a great wine for pairing with spicier foods. Crack this open with some grilled fish and mango salsa. I'm in Bali and would love to get my hands on some of this and head down to Jimbaran Bay for a seafood dinner with ample amounts of sambal.

Comments - Really enjoyed this wine. For an 'entry level' Viognier (price-wise), I would say it punches above its weight.