THE ALTA STORY
Alta is a wine brand committed to the Adelaide Hills, renowned for exceptional cool climate fruit, producing wines that exude strong varietal character and distinctive regional expression.
Sarah Fletcher has hand selected individual varieties to create a portfolio of wines that are stylistically individual but as a group reflect the true essence of the Adelaide Hills.
IN THE BEGINNING...
Developing a new wine venture requires incredible forethought, planning and a lot of money.
Alta emerged from 'the hills' in 2003 with a Semillon Sauvignon Blanc. It was a hit, enjoying immediate success, not just for the wine but also for the packaging, receiving the 'best wine label' award at the Boutique Wine Awards.
In 2005 Alta released the first single varietal wine to reflect the strength of the Adelaide Hills. It was the 2005 Alta Sauvignon Blanc, launched via the support of new distributor, Mezzanine. The Sauvignon Blanc had regained lost ground and was gathering a respectable following.
The journey to grow Alta's brand recognition had begun. Two exciting challenges lay ahead for 2006, driven by the desire to expand the portfolio with additional single varietals.
2007 saw the range expansion continue with the release of Alta Pinot Noir, followed by the Alta Pinot Grigio. Each of these wines held true to the Alta Vineyards philosophy, to depict strong varietal character and distinctive regional expression. Each label was created with the specific varietal in mind, so as to make the entire 'package' true to the varietal.
A hand-crafted artistic style added to their uniqueness. Artist Andrew Sinclair, who has been a part of the Alta Story since the creation of our first Sauvignon Blanc, was once again called upon. Andrew's artistic talents on the Pinot Noir label successfully captured the richness and depth of this varietal whilst continuing to reflect the altitude of the region.