Cheers to a Happy International Grenache Day!

2019-09-20T10:38:18+10:30September 20th, 2019|Latest News|

As a Barossan winemaker with a large portion of my wine portfolio made up of Shiraz, you would not be alone in thinking that Shiraz was my ‘red wine of choice’. Certainly, with the diversity of the Barossan terroir and its effect on Shiraz, this varietal is something I thoroughly enjoy making (& drinking) However, as International Grenache Day is here, I find it appropriate [...]

Vintage 2019 – Challenging, exhausting, quick, intense and quality

2019-04-03T03:18:58+10:30April 3rd, 2019|Latest News|

The one thing that is most often overlooked when sitting down to enjoy a glass of wine, is that wine is an agricultural product. In a lot of ways, growing grapes is no different to growing any crop of wheat, bananas or strawberries. Vignerons (grape farmers), like all farmers, are at the mercy of Mother Nature. Our annual crop is subject to her frosts, rain [...]

An update on our tasting home – Artisans of Barossa

2019-01-18T03:16:11+10:30January 13th, 2019|Artisans of Barossa, Latest News|

A lot has been happening in the last few months and there is a lot still to come, so to keep you all up to date here is the latest from our Artisans team: ‘One Door Closed, and then Two Opened’ As our time in our original Vine Vale venue draws to a close, we have opened the doors to Vino Lokal, our new wine room [...]

Winner: 6 Nations Wine Challenge

2018-10-26T01:37:30+10:30October 26th, 2018|Latest News|

I was pretty excited to get the news a few weeks back that the 2017 Meta Mataro had been awarded the Trophy in the Best Other Reds - Full Bodied Category of the Six Nations Wine Challenge. The 2017 Meta Mataro was chosen by Australian wine reviewer Huon Hooke to be one of the 100 wines representing Australia alongside wines from  New Zealand, South Africa, [...]

Sharing Schwarz Wine from Melbourne to Hong Kong

2018-06-01T02:36:23+10:30June 1st, 2018|Good Food and Wine Show, Latest News|

It has been a busy week for Schwarz Wine Co., with my wines being shown in Adelaide, Melbourne and Hong Kong, as well as the long-awaited release of the new vintage Schiller Shiraz. I have been down in Melbourne for the past few days, spending a few days in the trade with our Melbourne distributor Felix Riley from Felixir. It has been really positive and [...]

Schwarz Wine Co in Melbourne

2018-05-24T01:14:12+10:30May 17th, 2018|Good Food and Wine Show, Latest News|

Vintage 2018 is done and dusted and now it's time to jump on a plane to Melbourne. The Barossa stand will again be a focal point of the show, with 15 producers pouring some of the Barossa's best wines. As always this a great opportunity to discover new wines as well as rediscovering old favourites. I will be showing a range of Schwarz wines including [...]

Vintage 2018 – update

2018-03-22T04:01:02+10:30March 22nd, 2018|Artisans of Barossa, Latest News|

After a hot and very dry summer, it looked like vintage might start early as it did in 2016. Fortunately there was a small amount of rain in mid-February and we eventually picked the Chenin Blanc on 20 February, with the first batch of Shiraz going through the winery a few days later. First grapes for 2018 - Chenin Blanc going through the crusher, [...]

New release – 2016 Schwarz GSM

2017-10-18T23:56:38+10:30October 18th, 2017|New Release, Reviews, Wine|

It's been a busy couple of months here in the Barossa a number of new wines being bottled, the first of which was the 2016 Schwarz GSM. This blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro shows these Barossa varieties at their best and the 2016 is set to be as popular as the 2015. But don't just take our word for it. Here's the first review [...]

2018 James Halliday Wine Companion results

2017-08-03T04:38:50+10:30August 3rd, 2017|Latest News, Reviews, Wine|

The 2018 edition of James Halliday's Wine Companion has been released today, with Schwarz Wine Co awarded some great scores and again receiving a 5 red star rating putting it in the top 10 per cent of wineries reviewed. Some of the top scores for this year: 2014 Schiller Shiraz - 96 points (sold out but the 2015 is available) 2015 Meta Shiraz - 95 [...]

Perth – Good Food and Show – 14-16 July 2017

2017-07-02T02:56:07+10:30July 2nd, 2017|Events, Good Food and Wine Show, Latest News|

After a couple of fantastic Good Food and Wine Shows in Melbourne and Sydney, I am now heading to Perth to join a group if other local producers on the Barossa stand. I will be showing a range of Schwarz wines including the Schwarz GSM, Meta Grenache,  Thiele Road Grenache and the single vineyard Nitschke Block Shiraz. This will be the first opportunity for Perth customers to [...]