The Genders winery and its McLaren Park vineyard are located one kilometer east of the McLaren Vale township, on Park Drive. The family has been in McLaren Vale since 1895, starting with my mother`s family, the Pridmores, and my father, Keith Genders, arrived in 1948.
I do most of the vineyard work, and have the very best of help with the pruning and some other tasks as needed. I vinify the fruit in the winery in the true artisan micro batch way.
Each wine I produce is the result of an individual assessment of the fruit from each block, and how I can best use and capture its particular flavour profile. Having grown up on this vineyard I can compare its attributes with those I have experienced in many Australian and overseas winemaking regions. I strive for deft and minimal handling of the fruit and base blends, to create single site wines for individuality and unique flavour.
I release only mature wines following prolonged storage in the air-conditioned warehouse, and my wines will comfortably cellar from 5 to 25 years.
I hope that the flavours of McLaren Vale and the Genders distinctiveness shine through to provide an enjoyable and truly unique wine experience.
Visits by appointment are always welcome!