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Johann Gottfried Scholz served in the Prussian army as a battlefield bonesetter, before joining the great emigration of Lutherans from Silesia to Barossa Valley. After building a family homestead along the alluvial banks of Para River, Gottfried established a mixed farm of livestock and crops, fruit trees and grapevines, Semillon and Shiraz. His acumen at healing fractures and setting splints made Gottfried a leading local identity, as his homestead cottage evolved into the Barossa's very first private hospital. Over a century later, the exceptional quality of harvest from Gottfried's original homestead, made the fruit of Willows Vineyard, an essential.. Savour the shiraz by scholz»
Stephen George grew up amongst the grape vines, very near the hamlet of Reynella and the nascent Skillogalee in Valley Clare. Both salubrious sites which were originally planted to vine by George senior in 1970. Stephen's pioneering work at Ashton Hills was a major catalyst for the development of Adelaide Hills as an internationally renowned wine growing region. Along with the eminent Brian Croser, Stephen was one of the principals who placed Adelaide Hills on the map, resolved to produce the best Pinot Noir in the country and bring global fame to the Adelaide Hills Piccadilly Pinot style... From the misty chills of ashton hills»
Boutique winemaking affords great advantages, every vine can be uniquely husbanded, quality control is maximised, each barrel can be individually sampled and assembled into the perfect cuvee. Engineering types are innately suited to such viticulture. Colin Best embarked upon his sabbatical to the great vineyards of Burgundy's Cote d'Or. He returned to plant Pinot Noir on a craggy half hectare near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. An ancient masonry wool mill was outfitted for winemaking and Leabrook Estate was born. This is an aesthetic range of meticulously crafted, limited vintages, fashioned for the aficianado of bespoke, small batch, little vineyard wines... The lobethal libations of leabrook»
Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to.. Barriques between the billabongs»

Schild Estate Sparkling Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Satisfying the growing resurgence amongst enthusiasts of grand Barossa Shiraz, for fully flavoured robust sparkling red wines, Schild are a boutique, father to son estate, who have been releasing vintages of impressive international repute. Sparkling red wines have been a Schild family tradition from the very beginning, the luscious dark berry flavours and elegant tannins of Lyndoch grown Shiraz, make a deeply indulgent effervescent wine that's the ideal match to dressed game or richly liqueured desserts.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
The Schild Estate vineyards sprout Shiraz grown to vines planted by the earliest Barossa settlers. Slightly cooler than its northern neighbour, the southern end of the Barossa Valley is perfect for growing Shiraz vines capable of providing lush, generous fruit, ideal for the production of sparkling Shiraz. A single vineyard wine from a small parcel on the estate Aherns vineyard near Lyndoch, harvested in mid March each year, destemmed and left on skins over several days for extraction. Juices are vinified in open top fermenters and allowed to develop for a year in seasoned French and American oak hogsheads. The wine is then put through a secondary fermentation and doseaged prior to bottling.
Dark cherry red, persistent mousse. Rich and inviting aromas of blackberry, dark plums, cherries, chocolate and licorice. Vibrant berry fruits and pepper spice are supported by a soft tannin structure with balanced acid and sweetness giving the wine a fine bead and creamy, elegant mouthfeel. Schild is an ultra fine example of a uniquely Australian winestyle, the finish is fresh, plush and lingering.
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