Berton Vineyards was founded by winemaker Bob Berton and his wife Cherie in 1996 in High Eden, a premium sub-region of the Eden Valley in South Australia's Barossa Valley. They established their vineyard from scratch, planting 75 acres of vines at 450 meters above sea level.
Bob expanded the business in 2007 by buying the Yenda winery in the heart of Riverina, in the southwestern corner of New South Wales. Berton focus on three wine regions to create authentic wines from areas that best suit the varietal, and this allows them to craft a range of outstanding wines. In Riverina you find alluvial red-brown soils with gravel and sands sitting atop clay ingrained with limestone rubble. On the Limestone Coast they produce wine from two sub-regions: Coonarrawa, where the world-famous iron-rich terra rossa clay soils are found, and Padthaway, which although features a smaller amount of terra rossa soils, is also comprised of brown fine sandy loam atop clay and limestone. In the High Eden in the Barossa there are iron-rich spodosol soils which also contain lots of quartz rock. All of Berton's wines are exceptional, whether they are from their premium Metal Label range, their super premium Berton Reserve series, or their flagship High Eden wines. Berton Vineyards are now one of the 20 largest wineries in Australia and they have been awarded a 4 Star winery in James Halliday's Wine Companion.