COVID-19 & What's Happening With Us

April 2020 Update

As with most of Australia, we are hunkering down and getting on with things the best way we can.  Our Cellar Door has now closed it's doors and we have cancelled our Long Lunches until further notice.  These are unprecedented times, but we will get through this. 

Our on-line store is open for business and we are putting together some great offers for our mail-order customers as we speak.  If you aren't already a mail-order member, please join us & sign-up.

Vintage is still going on and at this point in time, all the grapes are in and the wines are fermenting away in the winery with some already tucked away.  The vintage quality has been great BUT sadly, just not that much of it. 

At the moment, it is also the time for us to focus on the health and well-being of ourselves, our families, friends, our customers and the environment we live in.  It's a good time to think about ways we can improve, slow down and have some quality time together and at home.  Appreciate the the things we normally don't have time for. 

We will get through this.  Please stay safe and Well

Fi, Col & Gus


Fi & Col Sheppard established Flaxman Wines in 2004 when they purchased the vineyard, made the vine-change and moved across from Melbourne.  The vineyard sits in the very beautiful and picturesque Eden Valley in the Barossa and includes 3 acres of Riesling, 2.5 acres of Shiraz and 1/2 acre of Semillon, all planted in 1929.  Small parcels of Grenache, Mataro, Chardonnay and Cabernet are also purchased to broaden the line-up of wines on offer. The grapes are hand-picked each year and all wines (except the Riesling) are made onsite - so visitors can observe the wine-making process first hand during vintage. 

A boutique Eden Valley producer, Flaxman features a cellar door open to the public on Thursday 11-4, Friday 11-5, Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 11-4pm and they have a select number of wines available for tasting each day.  Cheese platters with both local and international cheeses are available on weekends, so why not sit back and enjoy a glass or two overlooking the vineyard. 

A Long Leisurely Lunch option is also available on the 1st Saturday of every month, but these lunches do book out fast.  So if you are planning your tip in advance, make sure you try and book in for this very unique and authentic dining experience at their shared table overlooking the vineyard and enjoy some amazing food cooked by Col.  In 2018 & 2019 their Cellar Door was awarded ‘Best Cellar Door with food in the Eden Valley by Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine, so don’t miss out.  Private lunch bookings are also offered for small groups of (8-12 people).

We hope you will join us with your friends and family to enjoy our beautiful piece of eden. 

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New Releases Are Now Available

Our New Releases are now available both online and are available for tasting in Cellar Door.

2019 Estate Riesling | 2017 Chardonnay | 2018 Estate Semillon  | 2015 The Stranger | 2016 Estate Shiraz

Seriously a great vintage and these wines are getting some great reviews.

Very small production wines that you will enjoy both now and in the years to come.

Congratulations Team Flaxman - 3 years running

Gourmet Traveller Flaxman Wines
Eden Valley Cellar Door, Long Lunch

I'm Col, a Builder turned winemaker who also happens to enjoy cooking a bit as well. I'm the lucky person who rarely feels like I go to work and I guess when you are indulging your passions, how can it feel like work? As they say, luck favours the brave and it was our brave leap of faith that has us living in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Come and say hi and you will understand why I will never work another day in my life.


Hi. I look after these two boys on either side of me. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it. I'm a bit of a jack of all trades here, so on my days off, I can be found in the office working on the website, doing the book work, marketing and helping out in the vineyard and winery when and where I am needed. I look forward to welcoming you to our Cellar Door or hosting you at one of our lunches.

I'm Gus and I'm an 8 year old staffy and the Cellar Door Manager here. I'll be here to greet you when you arrive and won't let you leave until I have won you over.  I also work in the vineyard with Col most of the time, love getting caught in the nets during picking time, enjoy a good game of ball but mainly I just love to be around people.
I look forward to seeing you at our cellar door sometime soon.

1st Saturday of Every Month

April 10 - Good Friday - CANCELLED
May 2 - 6 spots left
June 6 - Book Now
July 4 - Fully Booked
August 1 - Book Now
September 5 - Book Now
October 3 - Book Now
November 7 - Book Now
December 5 - Fully Booked

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