Jane Richards

Jane Richards

Jane Richards and her unusual backstory

Jane Richards and her unusual backstory Jane Richards and The Duchess

One of our Co-Owners, Jane Richards and her unusual backstory, was the topic of conversation on a recent Radio Show. Steve Davis of Talked about Marketing tells of Jane’s in what he calls an “intriguing background story of yet another South Australian small business person” . Steve and Jane Richards met some years ago in […]

Wine Chats Podcast and Eight at the Gate

Wine Chats Podcast and Eight at the Gate Wine Chats Podcast

Eight at the Gate recently sponsored an episode of the hilarious Wine Chats Podcast. https://winechatspodcast.com/ Bildo and Lindalin are the hosts of Wine Chats Podcast. They are not sommeliers but refuse to see that as a flaw! These girls are every day people who order the house white with pride. They spend about 40 mins […]

Guess what Australian wine is Isla Fisher’s favourite? 😉

Guess what Australian wine is Isla Fisher’s favourite? 😉 Josh Gad reaching for Eight at the Gate

We are so excited to share with you that our Eight at the Gate Cabernet Shiraz is starring in the new Stan series Wolf Like Me! The kids are super excited about our theatrical debut, and some eagle-eyed followers on social media have also spotted it! In all honesty, we think it’s totally awesome! Wolf […]

James the Wine Guy reviews our wines

James the Wine Guy reviews our wines James the wine guy

Meet James the Wine Guy, aka James Melendez. He loves love wine and business.  Obsessed with the subject, the art, the history, the sciences, organization management, and making things less complex James has been writing about wine since November 2006 and as a result has over 2,890 wine videos on his YouTube channel, James the […]

Eight at the Gate: It’s All About Family and Wine

Eight at the Gate: It’s All About Family and Wine About Pull that Cork

Including the word family in a winery’s name is the most direct way to indicate the enterprise is a family operation, but it’s certainly not the most creative way to do so. Eight at the Gate, however, might be the smartest way I’ve seen to include family in a winery’s name. How is that you […]

Trophy Win for Best White Wine in show????

Trophy Win for Best White Wine in show???? Jane and Claire holding the trophy

Trophy win for our Chardonnay! Wow we have had an exciting week with 2 trophy wins! Not only did we win the best Chardonnay in the Limestone Coast Wine Show but we also won the best white wine overall! ????. Check out the video below ⬇️ Judges Comments LCWS judging panel chair Corey Ryan described […]

The Stories behind “The Story”

The Stories behind “The Story” Jane Richards leaning on a gate

A vineyard and a wine business, is it really as ideal as it sounds? Having a vineyard and wine business sounds like a picturesque and romantic life but is often filled with some big highs and crushing lows. Having our “little piece of dirt” enabled us to literally ‘grow’ a new life for ourselves and […]

Winter vineyard update

Well we have had a lovely amount rain which is great for our vineyard. Makes the ever imminent frost season a little less scary as having good subsoil moisture at budburst helps to keep the ground a bit warmer. It has been rather cold though so the winter woolies are getting a good workout ???????? […]

Winter is time for some vineyard restructuring

Winter is time for some vineyard restructuring our place

This is the time of year we restructure a few things in the vineyard. To ensure our Cabernet Sauvignon vines are in complete balance to grow the best fruit possible it is time for some vines to get the chop! We need to remove the “arms” of the vine. Then we can re-wrap fresh canes […]

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