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Noel Heidenreich is a second generation grower who learnt his trade in the vineyard beside his father, Rufus, together with his siblings. Noel has never stood on ceremony and believes hard work reaps its own rewards. Finding joy in a life on the land and in a wine glass, Heidenreich Estate Wines found success without a business plan. The proof is in the bottle.

Planted first vines


The original vineyard was first planted in 1936 by Noel’s father, Rufus Heidenreich whose grandfather migrated from Germany in 1866. The vineyards and winery are located in Vine Vale on the floor of the Barossa Valley where the conditions are perfect for the production of premium Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

Noel and Cheryl establish Heidenreich Vineyards


Noel and Cheryl continue the passion started by Rufus and Mary by establishing a new company and expanding operations with the purchase of new vineyards.

The Old Vine Vale School closes


Six of Rufus and Mary Heidenreich's seven children attended the local Vine Vale School, which later became the inspiration for the Heidenreich wine label. When the school closed in 1985 the original school bell was presented to Rufus Heidenreich. Noel & Cheryl still have this bell today.

From vignerons to producers of quality wines.


Noel decides to with hold some of his best grapes and make his own wine, beginning with a classic Barossa Shiraz.

White wine production.


White varieties join the line-up of Heidenreich reds - Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Merlot. The first Chardonnay is released.

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