Sitting in the middle of 60 acres of glorious vineyards and rolling pastures you’ll find Alkina, a gorgeous winery, cellar door and cottage.
Located an hour out of Adelaide, Alkina is one to add to the growing list of beautiful Barossa based wineries and cellar doors to discover.
What sets Alkina apart from the rest is their organic and biodynamic certified vineyard that uses regenerative farming techniques.
They have a holistic approach to their wine growing, paying respect to the complex ecosystems of its surrounds.
Alkina seeks to understand, nurture, care for and ultimately express the beautiful land in its wines.
All of the Alkina wines are made on the farm, using hand-picked grapes. Their approach to winemaking is based on identifying, picking and separately vinifying a wide range of micro-terroirs.
Alkina has split its vineyard blocks into tiny, irregular polygon shapes
in areas as small as 200 vines.
The polygons are separated based on their soil and bedrock composition, where the fruit is then picked, vinified and bottled separately.
The small winery has been constructed in a meticulously
renovated old stone barn, where the wines are vinified.
The winery is equipped with tulip-shaped concrete fermenters and clay amphorae from Italy. There is also a Georgian qvevri and small concrete eggs from France to assist in the winemaking process.
“When I first came to Australia I fell in love with the Barossa Valley, its landscape and its food and wine culture. To be able to build such a beautiful and viticulturally important estate over the last 5 years has been a great challenge and a source of immense pride,” says owner Alejandro Bulgheron.
“I would also like to express my gratitude to Amelia, our Managing Director, and her team for the hard work and imagination over the past five years.”
Alkina is the first South Australian winery to undertake a detailed micro-terroir study. Chilean terroir specialist, Pedro Parra, has conducted the most in-depth study of its kind in Australia.
Alkina’s Tasting Room will open on October 31 in the old stone woolshed. The Tasting Room will be open from Friday to Monday 11am ’til 5pm, with by appointment bookings available Wednesday to Thursday.
Alkina winery boasts an incredible range of experiences for you to enjoy. From wine flights to 4WD tours, there is a lot to discover about Alkina.
Please note that these experiences are not available until December 2020.
Rock Hammer Tasting & Tour
A full tasting of Alkina Classic + Polygon flights, with cheese and charcuterie board, main course size accompaniments from the kitchen garden; Bodega Garzon Brut Rosé on arrival; winery visit with concrete or barrel samples, as available. Vineyard maps and a short walk to Polygon 1 soil pit.
Minimum of two people. Bookings only. Allow two and a hald hours.
A full tasting of Old Quarter and rare Polygon wines; kitchen garden lunch, featuring the freshest of produce, followed by a cheeseboard; champagne Charles Heidsieck on arrival; winery visit with polygon tastings from concrete eggs, as available; detailed presentation of the micro-terroir project with booklet to take away; 4WD tour of the vineyard visiting Polygons 3, 4 and 5.
Minimum of four people. Bookings only. Allow four hours.
Alkina Ultimate Experience
Full tasting of Alkina + Polygon flights. Asado dinner with Alkina and international fine wines served with champagne on arrival; two nights accommodation for all in the guest house and the cottage; winery visit with concrete or barrel samples, as available; detailed presentation
of the micro-terroir project with booklet to take away; 4WD tour of the vineyard visiting Polygons 3, 4 and 5; Barossa Valley concierge booking service.
Minimum of for people, max of six people. Bookings only.
Experience luxury accommodation set in the heart of Alkina’s organic and biodynamic vineyard. A collection of vintage art and furniture, combined with luxury modern conveniences, mean that style, elegance and attention to detail are perfectly fused.
The Alkina guest house and cottage are meticulously renovated and located just a few steps from the beautiful old vineyard blocks planted in the 1960s.
The organic vineyard is teeming with biodiversity and is the perfect backdrop for that 5pm ‘sundowner.’
The house was built in 1900, and can sleep a maximum of four people in two king ensuite bedrooms. The nearby self-contained cottage was built in the 1850s and can sleep two people in one king bedroom.
They are available separately, or work well together for a group of six. The beautiful lawns around the house are perfect for relaxing, a game of Finska, or an evening around the fire pit.
Outdoor, undercover seating areas and a range of BBQ options complete the outdoor experience. Guests are also invited to make use of the extensive organic kitchen garden to pick and cook with seasonal vegetables, fruit and herbs.
Guests can really choose to engage fully with the winery, tasting room and vineyard experience or sink into a comfy sofa and relax with a book in front of the fire.
Find Alkina at 41 Victor Rd, Greenock.