Eden Road was established in 2008 by business man Chris Coffman. It is a boutique winery that creates some of the most exciting styles of cool climate wines in Australia from the ancient soils of the Australian high country. Eden Road was awarded the most prestigious wine award in Australia, The Jimmy Watson for its first vintage of The Long Road Shiraz in 2009. Few wine companies as young or as small as Eden Road have won as many prestigious awards.
Eden Road stretches across the deeply eroded mountain ranges of Southern New South Wales. The winery is located just south of Murrumbateman in the heart of Canberra Wine District. Eden Road also makes wines from vineyards in Gundagai, Tumbarumba and the Hilltops region. These are some of the oldest soils on earth formed over 400 million years ago by rich rainforest and dense wetlands.
Winemaker Nick Spencer grew up overseas in Europe and Japan but was at boarding school in Canberra. His mother was a chef and suggested that he had a good palate and he should go to Roseworthy and study winemaking. Post graduation, he was on his way to work at Veuve Cliquot but September 11 happened and VC decided to recruit locally so he stayed on in Canberra. After a stint in Sydney working in the Southern Highlands, Nick was introduced to Eden Road. He was immediately inspired by the opportunity to work with high altitude vineyards of Tumbarumba and their Chardonnay.
Murrumbateman is located in the Canberra Wine District, located in the state of New South Wales surrounding Australia Capital Territory.