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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
After a great trip to Melbourne for the first Good Food and Wine Show for the year, I am now getting ready for Sydney. I'll be joining 14 other local producers on the Barossa stand at the International Convention Centre Sydney from 23-25 June 2017. I will be showing a range of Schwarz wines including the Schwarz GSM, Meta Grenache, Meta Shiraz, Thiele Road Grenache and [...]
Join Jason in Melbourne for a night of fantastic food matched with wines from Schwarz Wine Co at Henry Sugar on Thursday 1 June. See the flyer below for details and book your ticket here
After a late and fairly long 2017 Vintage, it's time to head off for the first Good Food and Wine Show for the year. I'll be joining 12 other local producers on the Barossa stand at the Melbourne Convention Centre from 2-4 June 2017. I will be showing a range of Schwarz wines including the Schwarz GSM and Shiraz, Meta Grenache, Meta Mataro, Thiele Road [...]
Last month, I shared a post about the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction organised by the Barossa Grape and Wine Association and supported by Langton's. This is a unique opportunity to create your own extraordinary Barossa wine cellar direct from the vignerons' cellars. As part of the auction, I have provided a magnum from each of my single vineyard wines from 2012. You can click on the [...]
After a slow start to Vintage 2017, things have really picked up this week. On Wednesday we did the second pick of the Nitschke Block, and the first pick is starting to ferment after a long cold soak. You can see the video I took during the first pick here. Yesterday we picked the last parcel of Mataro for the Rose. Pressing [...]
It was beautiful out in the Schwarz family vineyard this morning where the crew picked the dry-grown Grenache that my parents planted in 1968, the year they were married and the same year they planted the Nitschke Block Shiraz. The Grenache is destined for my 2017 Schwarz Rosé which should be released mid-year.
After what seems like months waiting for vintage to start, I finally started vintage yesterday, picking the Chenin Blanc. Have a look at this short video on Instagram to see the grapes going through the crusher.