Noel Heidenreich - Barossa Valley
Noel Heidenreich would rather be riding his tractor around the vineyards than stopping for an interview. This modest man of the soil has turned a family fruit farm into a world class wine property. With a history that goes back to the middle part of the 19th Century, this Barossa Valley estate in Australia is the perfect example of wine production at its best.
The current Heidenreich to work this land is only the latest in a long line. It all started back in 1857, and by the 1920's Noel's father was helping his grandmother tend to the fruit. With her passing in 1934, the property passed to Rufus Heidenreich, Noel's father. A few years later, Rufus would purchase the vineyards that would later produce the Centavale wines for Montesquieu.
Rufus remained active in the property until his passing in 1996, at the age of 87. Noel has been involved in the property his entire life, but in 1975 he and his wife Cheryl were given their own 20 acre plot where they built their family home. Even after inheriting the entire spread, Noel realized the importance of prime vineyard acreage, and so he would later add another 100 acres of vineyards from the Vine Vale area.
The Centavale wines the Heidenreich's produce for Montesquieu employ some of the oldest vines and the newest state of the art processing. The grapes are hand picked from the most select parts of the vineyard, and are lovingly made with our demanding clients in mind.
We are fortunate to have this award winning winery and its dedicated owners as part of our team. The Centavale wines are some of the finest out of Australia, and Montesquieu is proud to be the only one able to offer them.