The grapes for this blend come from three vineyards in the Barossa villages of Tanunda, Lyndoch and Vine Vale. The vines range from ten to ninety years old. The harvest took place between the middle of March and the end of April.
Each vineyard was individually fermented for seven days with twice daily pumping over. Some lots were given a cold soak before fermentation, and some were fermented in open-top tanks. The wine was then matured in seasoned oak hogsheads for twelve months. During this time the wine clarified naturally and was bottled without fining.
Matthew Jukes included the 2021 Three Gardens in his 100 Best Australian wines in 2023: "While this delicious wine is called Three Gardens, in an oblique reference to the three grape varieties coming from three vineyards, or gardens, listed on the label, there are, in fact, six red grapes used in this wine. Carignan, Counoise and Cinsault have been left off, possibly because the name would be far too unwieldy but probably because they are not as well-known as G, S & M. I would suggest it is this covert trio who do much of the intricate work in this wine to elevate it to 100 Best status. With low yields and some ancient vines tucked into this six-way blend, this wine already possesses innate complexity.
Three Gardens is such a rewarding and complete wine - lighter than a Shiraz and more complex than a straight Grenache at this price."