Eden Valley, South Australia
Dandelion Vineyards was established in 2007. Elena Brooks creates a range of wines across South Australia’s premium regions: Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and the Fleurieu Peninsula. Elena spends a lot of time in the vineyard, she believes the winemaker must be respectful of the vineyard and grapes.
Two years ago, they purchased Firehawk Farm, a 60-acre property perched atop an ancient ridge overlooking McLaren Vale, the Willunga Escarpment and the Gulf of St Vincent. Firehawk is their native bird of prey that soars over our vineyards acting as scarecrows to other birds, rabbits and the like that eat ripening grapes. Below the surface there’s limestone, ironstone and the 40 acres under vine include, Grenache, Shiraz and Petite Sirah.