About Sons of Eden
Established in 2000, Sons of Eden is intimately involved in all aspects of crafting wines of unquestionable quality, from the vineyard right through to the bottle.
Varieties that the Barossa produces to a world standard are hand-picked from 30 unique vineyard sites and handled through Sons of Eden’s minimal intervention small-batch winery. As a result, the wines have a strong sense of individuality.
With a combined 50 Barossa vintages amassed between the Sons’, Corey Ryan and Simon Cowham, their focus on crafting world class wines is uncompromising.
- Most Successful Exhibitor Barossa Wine Show – 2012, 2013 & 2017
- Most Successful Exhibitor Winewise Small Vigneron Awards – 2011 & 2018
- Barossa Winemaker of the Year 2013 – Barons of Barossa
- Australian Winemaker of the Year Finalist 2016 – Gourmet Traveller WINE
- James Halliday 5 Red Star Winery
“The partnership of viticulturist Simon Cowham and winemaker Corey Ryan is turning out some stunning wines.”
– Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2018
“Since 2012, Sons of Eden has been rated five red stars in my annual Wine Companion; it was Best Exhibitor of the Barossa Wine Show in ’12 and ’13 and in ’17 was awarded Barossa Winemaker of the Year by the Barons of Barossa. And it goes on winning in the same way; the lowest ranked of the nine wines submitted for the upcoming Wine Companion received 92 points. The quality and clarity of the background information is likewise of five red star quality.”
– James Halliday 2017
A trained Oenologist and self-confessed wine tragic, Corey lives and breathes winemaking and has amassed a wealth of experience within the Barossa and beyond.
He has a great capacity to think big and act small thanks to his background within the winemaking structures of some household names such as; Villa Maria and McWilliams. It was, however, his time as Winemaker for the iconic Eden Valley producer Henschke that first whet his appetite for Barossa wines that has become his entrenched passion with Sons of Eden.
In addition to his 25 Barossa vintages he can also boast about being New Zealand Winemaker of the Year in 2007 (Winestate 2007) and Australian Winemaker of the Year Finalist 2016 (Gourmet Traveller WINE).
With a broad range of expertise from vine propagation through to winemaking and beyond Simon’s role within Sons of Eden is dictated by the ‘need of the day’.
Being trained in Viticulture and most comfortable with dirt under his finger nails Simon’s passion lies within the treasured vineyards from which Sons of Eden source their fruit.
As Viticulturist for Eden Valley producer Yalumba in the mid-90s Simon relished the opportunity to influence wine styles from the vineyard and set about understanding the dynamics of vineyards site, their management and mother nature.
In addition to his 25 Barossa vintages the Barons of Barossa awarded Simon with Barossa Winemaker of the Year in 2013.