|Pietro D’orsa found work in Australia as a winegrower circa 1868, quenching the thirst of miners during the Victorian gold rush. Several generations later, Pietro's progeny returned to viticulture, Sanguine Estate's inaugural release was universally embraced by enthusiasts of fine Heathcote Shiraz, the entire vintage sold out within a week. Sanguine»|
|Single vineyard Chardonnay from the mollycoddled Watershed property at Margaret River. Fermented as small batches in a mix of seasoned French oak barriques, treated to a course of stirring battonage on sediments for several months, as the wine infuses barrel richness and textural lees complexity. Watershed»|
|So popular are the wines of Pepperjack, that the label hosts its own society of dedicated enthusiasts. This devout cohort of zealots, converges at bespoke venues to discuss matters Pepperjack, they dine on prime beef and imbibe in their cherished libation. Pepperjack»|
|Serafino Maglieri came to McLaren Vale in 1968 and devoted his life to wine. From picking to pruning to cellarhand, he worked his way up to plant his own vines and build his first winery. Serafino»|
|A vineyard of some historical import, Bernoota is the original block, planted to the Follett family homestead along the banks of River Bremer, two decades before federation. A splendid construct of Langhorne Creek Shiraz Cabernet, selected from old vines around the distinguished Follett family vineyard, perennially released to resounding accolades. Lake Breeze»|
|Twice Gold Medal Challenge International du Vin! Moscatel and Gewürtztraminer grapes, grown to estate vineyards on the mountains of the Upper Penedes, form the backbone of fruit for Viña Esmeralda, a delicate but strunningly fragrant wine. The dry fig and raisin characters of Moscatel de Alejandría give Esmerelda it's luscious and flavourful palate, fleshed out by the orange of Frontignac or Moscatel de Grano Menudo as the Spanish say, further enhanced by the complex aromaticness and spice of the vivacious Traminer.. Torres»|
|The seemingly countless, memorable vintages of Delatite have claimed a litany of trophies, accolades and rave reviews throughout the world of wine. Her first vines were planted in 1968 on a picturesque rise overlooking the vistas of Mt Buller. Delatite»|
|Daniel James Wilson would write DJW rules on school book covers, desks, garden edgings and wet concrete whenever the opportunity arose. In 1997 DJW established a small 5½ acre plot of Riesling in the highest and most fertile corner of the family property. Wilson Vineyard»|
|After many years of dedication to formulating superb Eden Valley Riesling, Elderton have again achieved an excellent expression of the genre, paradoxically the most underrated style of wine in Australia. Small harvests of fruit which show wonderful primary, zesty characters and delicate acid structures are the foundation. Elderton»|
|Mandoon are a Swan Valley operation of great provenance, their homestead vineyard being an ancient block established on the first rural grant in Western Australia, circa 1929 at a property named Sandalford. Always on the lookout for exceptional parcels of fruit, the highly decorated Mandoon team have focused on a northern block of Research Station Vineyard in Margaret River. Mandoon»|
|A mostly Cabernet wine with a tenth of Merlot, a jot of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, representing almost a third of Hollick's annual production. Previous vintages of Tannery Block have won numerous prestigious awards, including the pre-eminent Jimmy Watson, Robert Bryce and Arthur Kelman Trophies. Hollick»|
|Named for a rare grasshopper Sigaus childi, found only at Central Otago within the Earnscleugh gold mine tailings, just across the road from Grasshopper Rock vineyard. The site is fortuitously harsh and sufficiently challenging to make the vines work their hardest. Grasshopper Rock»|
John, Barbara and Kane Jaunutis love of the Barossa with its wines, people & lifestyle developed over 30 years of visiting the region
In 2002 they set out to live the dream and passion and bought the Landhaus property with its Vineyard and Cottage built in 1842 by the first Barossa Settlers. It was a tough start as the vineyard was badly distressed and in need of a lot of T.L.C. So the decision was made to cut and drop the grapes from the 02 vintage, so the vines could shut down with happy memories. After a further 12 months work on the vineyards, the vines starting to respond and good bunches forming when disaster stuck, 2 weeks before the 03 vintage with a freak hailstorm and heavy rain which ruined the crop and once again we had to cut and drop the grapes.
Finally in 04 Landhaus with son Kane, as winemaker, produced the first vintage of Basket Pressed Shiraz, 270 Dozen, which sold out in 8 weeks when it was released. The dream was realized and the vision to produce super premium wines was born. Landhaus now produces 8 varieties totaling 4800 cases of premium & super premium wines per year. The vision was for Landhaus to be distinctly Boutique & Contemporary Australian, reflecting a commitment to uncompromising quality and innovation.
Kane Jaunutis, set the Landhaus winemaking philosophy, their family represents the heart of all activities. All the generations of people in the Barossa who devoted their lives to wine, have instilled in their souls a deep respect for the identity of the territory and a firm characterization of Landhaus wines.
What they want to offer is simply the best interpretation of the Barossa terroir through their deep rooted beliefs, by trying to mediate and to mix tradition with innovation, according to the Latin saying in medio stat virtus. Landhaus wines never look for unconditional approval, their personality is not prone to easy compromise. Landhaus want to make wines that are stylish, seductive and sophisticated.
John Jaunutis came to the wine industry from a finance background. He developed his passion for wine having spent years attending wine tastings and collecting and drinking the wines of the world. From day one, John's role has been multifaceted. Barbara joins the Wine Industry from a fairly diverse & successful career.
Kane Jaunutis is the Winemaker, she has a reputation as a innovative and progressive young winemaker who's attention to detail have ensured the creation of the best interpretation of Barossa Valley regional wines, using the finest fruit, intuitive winemaking and aged in super fine oak. Kane has managed one of Australia's Best Wine Retail stores in East End Cellars and has worked vintages with Trevor Jones and Mitolo. In 2005, Kane was employed by Mitolo as a Winemaker and to help with the Sales and Marketing. From there Kane has taken over the reins as Winemaker of Landhaus wines, which has led to James Halliday putting Landhaus in the Top Ten Best New Wineries in Australia in his 2010 companion from a first time submission.