Crafted with spirit.
Winemakers since 1985, we pride ourselves in producing contemporary, stylish wines displaying distinctive regional and varietal character. Our winery is located in Langhorne Creek, one of Australia’s oldest wine regions situated along the bountiful Lake Alexandrina in South Australia.
Step Rd delivers a consistent and traditional sparkling wine with creamy mousse like bubbles and lively royal gala apple flavours. Consistency is achieved through blending a small portion of previous vintage with new vintage, ensuing a fresh and balanced wine style.
Step Rd Pinot Gris is the ideal balance of lifted fruit intensity, natural acidity, structure and fineness. The result is a Pinot Gris with a lush mouth fill and flavours of crisp apple and pear – a truly enjoyable wine.
Thought to be one of Australia’s oldest wine regions with deep, rich alluvial soils and cool evening breeze that sweeps across Lake Alexandrina, which enriches grape quality and produces Shiraz of great style and elegance.
The Step Rd Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant wine with velvety plum cassis and mocha, supported by fine but slightly grainy tannins.
Growing up in the agricultural town of Renmark, South Australia, as a teenager Chris had penchant for pate and brie among other interesting and gourmet textures and flavours, this combined with a fondness for Biology and Chemistry, and some healthy persuasion from his parents led to him completing his wine science degree at Roseworthy College, South Australia.
After graduating Chris spent time in the Hunter and Yarra Valleys, working vintages, before settling as a technical assistant at Katnook Estate in the Coonawarra, where eventually he became assistant wine maker. This then took Chris on a wine maker’s journey to Mildura, McLaren Vale, Clare and back to McLaren Vale as a senior wine maker. After 25 vintages Chris has worked alongside some notable industry legends and has an impressive portfolio of accolades to his name.
Chris loves the weird and wonderful wine varieties that have unusual techniques or come from undiscovered regions but most enjoys discovering a little block of McLaren Vale Shiraz and seeing what he can do with it, watching the wine evolve in the barrel and finally come to fruitation at blending and bottling.
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Step Rd Adelaide Office
162 Cross Keys Road,
South Australia, 5106
Tel: +61 8 8182 1890
Fax: +61 8 8182 1899
Step Rd Winery Location
Step Rd Winery, Davidson Road
South Australia, 5255, Australia
Tel: +61 8 8537 3342
Fax: +61 8 8537 3342