Belvidere Winery is an established winery in Langhorne Creek on South Australia's beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula, within easy reach of SA's best loved wine regions.
Producing quality wines and brands since 2000, Belvidere is a top-tier provider of contract processing, packaged wine, export solutions and grape-to-bottle strategy.
Belvidere Winery is located minutes from Strathalbyn and Langhorne Creek townships, in Belvidere.It's a beautiful spot within short distance of McLaren Vale, the Adelaide Hills and Currency Creek. It is also economical to transport fruit from the Barossa, Limestone Coast and Clare Valley wine regions (amongst others) which means we see plentiful fruit from South Australia's favourite wine regions and our own backyard of Langhorne Creek every year.
A dedicated winemaking team with combined experience of 60 years in the field between them, the crew at Belvidere are ready and able to produce the best wine possible from your grapes. With white, red and alternative variety specialists on site and experience from the smallest handmade organic parcels to epic commercial scale winemaking, there's no challenge too big or small for the Belvidere team.
Jonathon Luestner B.Ag.Sci (Oen)
Winery Manager/Senior Winemaker
Jonathon Luestner is a Winery Manager and Senior Winemaker with around 20 years winemaking experience, during which time he has collected a vast number of accolades and achievements with approximately 100 gold, double gold, trophies and 90+ point ratings to his name worldwide.
After studying engineering, he moved on to graduate with his wine science degree from the world class Roseworthy course at Adelaide University.
Jonathon has been a guest lecturer in wine courses, spoken at high level charitable events and been involved in many consultancy projects where he has taught and shared his extensive wine knowledge and experience.
His winemaking journey has seen him work at ten different wineries throughout wine regions of his native Australia and around the world. Those wineries include Shaw and Smith, Rosemount, Maglieri of McLaren Vale, Jameson's Run, Kreglinger Wine Estates, Jacob's Creek, Coonawarra Developments, Dr Konstantin Frank, Yalumba and finally Belvidere Winery. Jonathon has dealt with white, red, sparkling and fortified wines from some of the coldest of regions (he's even hand-picked and made icewine) to working with fruit from some of the hottest climates of inland Australia. He's worked with volumes as small as 50 litres all the way up to 15 million litres covering premium winemaking, commercial winemaking and everything in between. Suffice to say, Jonathon has an impressive range of experience and skills that is brought to bear with his engagement as Belvidere's Senior Winemaker.
Madalyn Rivett B.VitOenol
Madalyn originally hails from Tasmania, where wine is all but unavoidable. Moving to South Australia in 2009 to study her Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology at the University of Adelaide, she graduated in 2013 after a gap year travelling to work vintages. To date, Maddie has worked with wine in Australia (Barossa, Tasmania, Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek), England (West Sussex), Canada (Okanagan Valley) and in the US (California). 2019 will be her 12th Vintage to date.
Madalyn has hands on experience with many styles of winemaking in various sized wineries across a range of climates, however her heart lies with cooler climate regions and varietals. Fizz is a passion also and she has produced Methode Traditionale sparkling in both Australia and the UK. Pinot Noir takes top spot as a varietal as it lends itself to fizz, rose and red all from the one grape - no surprise then that Madalyn is a multi-tasker par excellence herself.
Bribe of choice is beer for the cellar crew, since happy crew makes for a happy winemaker. You can't shake the Tassie out of her though - Cascade Pale gets the nod here.
Sam Dunlevy B.Ag.Sci (Oen)
Sam Dunlevy got into wine almost by default, after his parents planted a 15-acre vineyard in McLaren Vale when he was 12 years old. Sam provided cheap labour for his folks - hoeing the vineyard in exchange for pick-ups and drop-offs at parties. However; allergies, fair skin and soft hands quickly lead him to realise the vineyard wasn't for him and winemaking became the logical alternative. Sam went straight from school into his winemaking degree at Adelaide Uni, where his highlight was hanging out at the Uni bar as a 17-year-old. By the time he graduated in 2003 with his Bachelor of Ag Science (Oenology) he was actually allowed to be there.
2019 will mark Sam's twentieth vintage. Having started at Rosemount in 2000, he has seen vintages at Kangarilla Road, Gemtree, Wirra Wirra, Fleurieu Vintners and McLaren Vale Winemakers/FUSE/Loom within Australia. He has also worked vintages in Spain (Zamora, Rueda and Malaga), Canada (Okanagan Valley) and New Zealand (Central Otago).
Sam enjoys exploring the raft of new varietals that are emerging in popularity in Australia, both red and white, including Fiano, Vermentino, Nero, Saperavi and Carignan to name a few. When he's not at the winery* Sam likes to spend time playing AFL 9's and golf, brewing beer, pub lunches and watching Gardening Australia.* and sometimes when he is at the winery
Bribe of choice is good beer. Sam will be more than happy to discuss what defines 'good' should further clarification be required.
Scott Quigley B.Ag.Sci (Oen)
Scott is a seasoned campaigner and in 2019 is heading into his 19th vintage at Belvidere having started as casual vintage winemaker back in 2001. This follows on from two vintages at Leasingham Wines in the Clare Valley working as a laboratory technician in 1999 and 2000, before graduation from the Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Oenology) at University of Adelaide in 2005.
Scott wears many hats at Belvidere and is currently Winemaker, Work Health & Safety coordinator, Return to Work coordinator, EPA coordinator and HACCP Food Safety coordinator. Somehow, he still finds time to coordinate the bulk of fruit intake at vintage on top of all of this. So much power for one person to wield!
Favourite varieties to work with and consume are Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon and Scott has devoted life-long research to the cause. When not at the winery, Scott spends his time with family and friends, eating and drinking SA produce and watching anything sport - preferably all three at once.
Bribe of choice during vintage is varied and many, and always paid up front. Especially for last minute fruit bookings.
The primary business of Belvidere Winery is contract processing and winemaking for our clients. Whether you are a winery, brand or grower, with clearly defined requirements on what you want to create or taking your first steps into the world of wine, we will produce a quality product for you. We work with examples of every variety imaginable from a wide range of locations around South Australia and know how to get the best results from your fruit.
There is a clear aim here at Belvidere - to be the best contract processing facility in the country. This goal has led to the assembly of a world-class team in a facility that is continuously improving efficiencies and practices to get the most out of every berry we crush.
Commercial scale parcels are processed efficiently without cutting corners, and the fruit you put in becomes the wine you get out. Premium parcels destined for barrel are crushed in our micro-winery with the utmost attention to detail and maintained by a crew who genuinely care about the wines under their watch. As our client you can be as involved as you like or leave it all to us. It's contract processing, but better.
- For enquires contact Hugh Baldwin via email or phone 0408 893 847
Belvidere Winery is a state-of-the-art facility first commissioned in 1999 with an inaugural vintage in 2000. With crush capacity of over 15,000 tonne per vintage (2500 tonne fermenting at any moment) and storage capacity of 20 million litres in tank in the winery proper, it was purpose built for volume with excellent access for anything from coffin bins to 'B' Doubles.
Belvidere Micro Winery
Belvidere Micro is a premium micro winery with 5 tonne open fermenters, small volume de-stemmer and basket presses. Careful handling of your most precious ultra-premium fruit with manual pumpovers and an experienced team mean quality outcomes are assured. Our barrel shed is built to store up to 5,000 barrels and comes with highly qualified cellar hands dedicated to the care of your premium wines in oak.
- Download the full spec of plant equipment here (pdf)
The Belvidere on-site lab is industry best, run by a professional and long-serving crew and equipped with carefully maintained and calibrated equipment. Accurate analysis, as and when you need it.
Belvidere represents its own wines as well as client/grower wines through our multiple bulk sales channels, and services both domestic and export markets alike. From commercial grade large quantity wines all the way to icon grade vintage material in barrel, we can source your requirement for that specific one-off purchase or for ongoing wine supply to service specific SKUs.
- Download a current bulk wine list here (pdf)
- Or view our current bulk wines including notes and ABV information here (Google sheet)
senior winemaker / winery manager // JONATHON LUESTNER Jonathon.Luestner@belviderewinery.com +61 8 8536 4533 (winery)
winemaker // MADALYN RIVETT Madalyn.Rivett@belviderewinery.com +61 8 8536 4533 (winery)
winemaker // SAM DUNLEVY Sam.Dunlevy@belviderewinery.com +61 8 8536 4533 (winery)
winemaker // SCOTT QUIGLEY Scott.Quigley@belviderewinery.com +61 8 8536 4533 (winery)
bulk wine sales / client liaison for contract crush // HUGH BALDWIN Hugh.Baldwin@belviderewinery.com +61 4 0889 3847 (mobile)
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winery 525 Langhorne Creek Road Belvidere SA 5255
head office 34 Nelson Street Stepney SA 5069
postal PO Box 540 Strathalbyn SA 5255
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