CURRENT RELEASE WINES 1/2/2016

2014 BLANC (Old Vine Semillon) - Sold Out

2014 SYNTHESIS (Mataro/Grenache/Shiraz) - Available

2014 ELEVATION BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ - Available

2014 ELEVATION EDEN VALLEY SHIRAZ - Sold Out

2014 LRC GREENOCK SHIRAZ - Sold Out

2014 STONEGARDEN GRENACHE (1858 Planting) - Available

History... Brief!

I'm a 5th generation Barossan with my forefathers planting vineyards and starting a winery in the 1840's on the banks of Jacob's Creek.  My family has owned and farmed vineyards here in every generation since.  I look forward to adding another chapter to our Barossa wine story.


 

Viticulture/Farming:

Our wine style is firmly entrenched in the vineyard and is the basis of our motto 'wines built from the dirt up'. With many years of experience in vineyard management and consulting we've fine tuned our farming practices allowing us to produce fruit of the highest quality.  We follow organic principles in our farming creating soils that support  healthy grapevines with resilient, flavoursome fruit. Our intervention in the vineyard comes with balanced hand pruning, shoot thinning, bunch thinning, mechanical and hand weeding and the use of sulphur and copper to control mildews. The fruit is all hand picked and hand sorted with some blocks undergoing multiple picks to achieve the optimum level of maturity.


 

Winemaking:

Our winemaking is along traditional methods where we endeavour to capture the true characters of the vineyard. Our aim is to harvest fruit that is balanced, vibrant and flavoursome and requires little or no additions. The fruit is hand sorted into small open fermenters and the whole clusters gently foot stomped and allowed to undergo natural fermentation. The ferments are hand plunged and/or rack and returned daily with no temperature control. They typically stay on skins for approximately 14 days before being basket pressed into a mix of new and seasoned French oak. The wines are aged for 8-18 months (depending on the cuvee) on lees where malolactic fermentation runs its natural course.  The wines are carefully hand racked and are neither fined nor filtered. A conservative level of sulphur is added prior to bottling.


Brett Grocke

Viticulturist/Winemaker



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