The Bryson family
Since 1855 five generations of the Bryson family have been involved in agriculture and the unique and fertile land in South Australia. The family business was initially established at Padthaway by Clive and Elizabeth Bryson in 1955 and the day-to-day operations are managed by the next generation, Andrew, David and their partners.
The Bryson family vineyard at Padthaway is planted on some of the world’s oldest mineral rich soils and in the most temperate of maritime climates. Their vineyard consistently produces excellent fruit quality from low yielding vines from which exceptional wines are handcrafted.
The gently undulating country of Padthaway is a neighbour to the Coonawarra wine region. It has climatic similarities and a good slice of terra rossa, the famed soil of the Limestone Coast. 1944 the CSIRO recommended the Padthaway region for horticulture due to its rich soil and underground water supply. The climate is “Maritime” with coastal influences, ideal for vineyards producing fruit for sparkling, red and white table wine.
Established in 1994, the Bryson family are a proudly independent, family-owned and operated South Australian wine producer.
The Bryson family’s unique estate vineyard is located in the premium cool climate region of Padthaway, 300 km south of Adelaide. Terra rossa soil, environmentally friendly viticulture, low yield and exceptional fruit are how they consistently produce some of the region’s finest wines. A small selection of outstanding barrels are chosen with the best fruit intensity, alluring aromatics, multi layers of flavour, complexity and balance with well integrated oak from 10 superior coopers.
Morambro Creek wine regularly receives international acclaim from respected wine critics.
Morambro Creek is a picturesque 42km stream that runs through the middle of the Bryson vineyard, south of Padthaway.
Jip Jip Rocks
The Bryson family established Jip Jip Rocks wine in 2004 with exceptional fruit from their low yielding vineyard located at the southern end of the renowned Padthaway wine region. When you combine cool climate, free-draining terra rossa soil, environmentally sustainable practises, hand pruning every vine, outstanding fruit quality, dynamic winemaking you have the perfect combination to create a sensational range of wines. These wines have great appeal due to the intense fruit definition, palate structure, flavour and balance with well integrated oak.
Jip Jip Rocks wine regularly receives international acclaim from respected wine critics.
Jip Jip Rocks are a striking outcrop of 350 million year old pink-red granite, which is sacred in traditional Aboriginal beliefs.
The Bryson family established Mt. Monster wines in 2005 with pristine fruit from their cool climate vineyard at Padthaway. Environmentally friendly viticulture, hand pruned, low yielding mature vines, grown on terra rossa soil and exceptional fruit are how they consistently produce outstanding wines. Subtle oak is used with the reds to ensure maximum fruit expression is retained. Modern winemaking and minimal processing is employed to ensure the purity, integrity, texture and flavour from the vineyard.
Mt. Monster wine regularly receives international acclaim from respected wine critics.
Mt. Monster is a unique, rocky granite outcrop with panoramic views over the Limestone Coast, north of Padthaway.