|Konrad Hengstler discovered Marlborough while traveling through New Zealand in 1987 and was immediately attracted to Sauvignon Blanc. Today Konrad excels at everything Sauvignon Blanc and loves everything Marlborough, his estate wineworks are located in Waihopai Valley at the very heart of Marlborough, it enjoys magnificent views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Konrad»|
|After twenty years of the most distinguished winemaking, having amassed over sixty trophies and three hundred gold, including a Jimmy Watson and twice International Red Wine Maker of Year, David O'Leary and Nick Walker came home to classic Watervale soils. The superior Grace dry grown Vineyard is hand pruned and hand picked, relying fully on natural rainfall. OLeary Walker»|
|Amherst is a town rich with colourful history and local folklore, site of the first official gold find in 1851, it launched a mining rush which expanded throughout central Victoria. The district's history with viticulture is also long and auspicious. Amherst»|
|Villa Maria possess the magic touch with Pinot Gris, regularly clearing international wine events of prestigious trophies. Private Bin has been included in the Decanter Top 50 Best Under £10 and identified as a Decanter favourite. Villa Maria»|
|Paringa Estate has established an unassailable repute over the last twenty years as one of the leading small winery vineyards in the country, named Australian Winery of the Year by James Halliday. Paringa Shiraz won a total of six trophies including Best of Show at the 2006 Royal Sydney, sweeping the field with five Gold Medals and five Trophies, including the prestigious Best of Show and Best Shiraz at the 2009 Royal Sydney, as well as Best Shiraz Trophy Royal Melbourne. Paringa Estate»|
|From one of the oldest productive blocks of Marsanne in the world, an opulent white wine of remarkable complexity. The pick of fruit from this very special patch of ancient vines is crafted into a wine that's built to age beautifully in bottle, initially brooding and water white, evolving luxurious caramelled characters while unravelling layers of flavour. Tahbilk»|
|Campbell's Topaque is the most wickedly intense, lusciously rich elixer, laden with candied peel flavours, honeycombed fruit and amber complexities. Painstakingly crafted to the old world Solera system, a bespoke tradition of fractional blending and elevage, achieving the most indulgent concentration of flavour through a laborious racking of barrels as the angels take their share. Campbells»|
|Excellent Langtons Classification. Winner of Australia's most coveted award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for vintage 1992, Elderton are one of the nation's great icon winemakers. Elderton»|
|The Hugo family property was a mixed farming enterprise, dairy and sheep stud, almonds and tomato, not to mention a paddock or two of grapevine for personal consumption. The first commercial vintage of Shiraz was in 1979 but a Reserve quality Shiraz was not considered for another twenty years. Hugo»|
|The wines of Shadowfax have gone from strength to strength in a very short space of time, due in no small part to the remarkable quality of fruit. A prolific trophy winner, Shadowfax have achieved the new wave of Chardonnay, refreshingly fruit driven, livelier than it's Victorian siblings, characterised by slatey, flavoursome acidity, a touch of lees complexity and judicious dryness. Shadowfax»|
|A collation of superior vineyard parcels, crafted by a boutique estate which has been recognized as one of Australia's leading wineries. Clonakilla is dedicated to making distinctive, handcrafted wines, only ever released in limited quantities, anything by Clonakilla can be hard to find, but they are worth the search. Clonakilla»|
|A solid Cabernet Sauvignon with profound structure and vigorous fruit, the essential Coonawarra style, exuding rich bramble, berries and cassis aromas characters over soft, elegant tannins. Extended maturation in the finest French oak contributes to the wine's overall balance and drinkability. Hollick»|
St Johns Road
St Johns Road
Welcome to St. John's Road in the picturesque Barossa Valley
St. John’s Road has been resurrected. Purchased by Adelaide wine identity, Alister Mibus and some friends, including talented winemaker Kim Jackson, Barossa label St John’s Road has been revitalised in every sense of the word. Inspired by the wonderfully rich heritage of the Barossa Valley, St John’s Road has been brought to life by the places, personalities and tales of this great region. The quirky new packaging embraces this tale through fresh eyes. While winemaking consistency has been maintained by established winemaker Peter Schell, St John’s Road winemaker since 2005, Kim Johnston, talented winemaker of Henry’s Drive and Shirvington, now joins Peter in the winemaking team.
Passion for St John’s Road and its possibilities dictates everything, from the vineyard selection of some of the best parcels of Barossa Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache, Mataro and Eden Valley Riesling, right through to the hours at the tasting bench to bring those parcels together. St. John's Road invite you to travel down an exciting path, the gumtree lined dirt track that is St John’s Road. In re-launching St. John’s Road, the proud new owners are realising a childhood dream to run a premium wine company smack bang in the middle of one the world’s great regions. The aim is to make wines that excite and delight the people that drink them.
This simple statement serves also as the driving philosophy which culminates in the range of wines. The peace and tranquillity of the cool, crisp Eden Valley is ideally suited to the clean, pure flavours of Riesling. Minimal intervention enables the fruit to speak for itself. The Peace of Eden is a piece of Eden.
The owners of St. John’s Road, a motley bunch themselves, have selected various parcels of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. A traditional blend of classic Barossa grape varieties create the GSM blend, resulting in a very approachable wine with silky soft texture, mouth filling fruit sweetness across the front palate and enticing savoury flavours to follow. Motley Bunch celebrates today’s Barossa Valley and it’s mix of different people, cultures and styles.
Every Saturday in summer our Aussie cricketers take to the pitch hoping to take more wickets than the opposition. For a successful spell, the bowler strives to achieve line and length with every ball. Similarly when blending Cabernet, St Johns look for line and length in every barrel; lines of structure and tannin and length of fruit flavour. Line & Length captures the very spirit of the game long after the final wicket has been taken.
Every winter weekend the red blooded players of St Johns Road take to the field for a true blue test of skill, strength and character. This classic Barossa Shiraz is a testament to great team work combining ripe, rich fruit from the vineyard, balanced oak integration and skilful winemaking. Blood & Courage captures the very spirit of the game long after the final whistle has been blown.