Cellar Doors Opening Hours
Wed - Sun 10:30am - 5:00pm
Restaurant Opening Hours
Saturday and Sunday - Lunch 12.00 - 4.00
719 Uley Road, Uleybury SA 5114
Tel: (08) 8280 7335
In 1988, the 317 acre fertile property with luscious green fields and beautiful sea views became home to the Pipicella Family. It was decided that it was very important that this optimal land was utilised to produce an income due to it’s generous acreage. In the years leading up to the first planting of vines (in 1995) the land was successfully used to grow a variety of healthy crops including lucerne hay and vegetables as well as used as grazing land for live stock. Hence the editorial in Winestate Magazine which states, “from thoroughbred horses to thoroughbred wines.”
Many factors went into the decision to plant vines on the land, these included the family history of wine grape growing and wine making in the Pipicella family. CEO and winemaker Tony Pipicella remembers his father growing wine grapes and making wine back in Calabria, Italy. Its this history that has brought many of the foundations to Uleybury Wines traditional processes to produce premium quality wines.
At Uleybury we concentrate on a quality first approach, where the focus is on growing the best wine grapes possible to produce the highest quality wines. Another essential factor that went into the decision for planting wine grapes was the climate and soil structure of the area. The soil is rich fertile over limestone clay, which is superb for growing healthy vines as well as contributing to the varietal characteristics and final flavours to the wine produced. The climate can be best described as Mediterranean with it’s afternoon sea breezes that cool the canopy and build complexity.
Uleybury vineyards is home to the following varieties: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Grenache, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Semillon, Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc, Nebbiolo, Tempranillo & Chardonnay. During the winemaking process the winemaker tries to keep the process as traditional and simple as possible so that the consumer can taste the true varietal flavours of the wine without being influenced by additional tannins.
July 2000 saw the release of Uleyburys’ first three labels a 2000 Semillon, 1999 Uley Chapel Shiraz and 1999 Grenache Shiraz. After entering the 2000 Semillon into the Winestate New Release tasting, the family was sure they were on the right track to success as it received ****1/2. When you visit cellar door you will see from their display of medal certificates and trophies, Uleybury Wines has more than once been awarded for their excellent quality of wines in such a competitive industry.