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Vintage update – Grenache for the 2017 Rosé picked this morning

By | 2017-03-08T06:41:27+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Latest News, Vintage Reports|

  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.  

Vintage 2017 – and the Nitschke Block Shiraz story

By | 2017-02-27T04:45:03+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Vintage Reports, Wine|

Sampling the Nitschke Block Shiraz - 27 February 2017 After a month or so of waiting, looks like vintage might start tomorrow, with Chenin Blanc grapes first into the winery. It's the latest vintage we've had in many years, and has been described by some as a "traditional" vintage. Last year we started almost 4 weeks earlier. With a week of very warm [...]

Barossa Wine Chapters Auction 2017

By | 2017-03-16T23:31:05+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Events, Latest News, Wine|

  The Barossa Wine Chapter's auction presented by Barossa Grape and Wine Association is a unique opportunity to bid on an iconic collection of wines from Barossa's most celebrated winemakers. Supported by Langton's Wine Auction House, the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction features rare vertical collections of back vintages, large format and special releases all direct from the cellars of Barossa's most distinguished wineries. Jason has provided [...]

Celebrating the New Year with some new releases

By | 2017-01-09T03:36:52+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Latest News, Wine|

Happy New Year! I hope you've had a great Christmas and New Year. I'm enjoying a break with the family before getting ready for what is promising to be a great vintage. To celebrate the new year, we've just added some new releases to the online shop - including the 2015 GSM and Shiraz as well the 2015 Thiele Road Grenache and 2015 Nitschke Block Shiraz. [...]

2015 Meta Mataro – number 8 in the Hot 100 wines

By | 2016-12-01T23:03:55+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

2 December 2016 It's been a great start to the month, with the 2015 Meta Mataro being ranked number 8 in the Adelaide Review's Hot 100 Wines. Jason received his award at a black-tie gala dinner held last night the Freemans Hall in Adelaide in front of 250 guests which also celebrated a decade of Hot 100 Wines. We still have a limited amount of [...]

Things go better with NEW Metas!

By | 2016-11-04T02:34:47+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Looking outside the window today, it feels like Spring may have finally decided to join us in the Barossa. Also joining us are our new release Meta wines - the 2016 Meta Grenache, the 2016 Meta Mataro and the 2015 Meta Shiraz. Both the 2016 Meta Grenache and the 2015 Meta Shiraz are available online, while we still have limited stock available of the 2015 Meta [...]

Brisbane bound – Good Food and Wine Show 28-30 October 2016

By | 2016-10-10T03:49:17+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Good Food and Wine Show, Latest News|

It's been a VERY VERY wet winter here in the Barossa. No doubt you've seen images of the flooding and here we are still in rugged up with the heater on - in October! So it's pretty good timing that the Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show is only a few weeks ago. Jason is looking forward to some warmer weather - and of course, [...]

International Grenache Day

By | 2016-09-16T02:12:15+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Wine|

  Thiele Road Grenache Vineyard, Barossa Valley - March 2016 Many people know that the Barossa is home to some of the world's oldest known Shiraz vines. But did you know, we're also home to the oldest Grenache vines too. So it's probably no surprise that people in the Barossa, feel pretty passionate about Grenache. Grenache is one of the world’s best kept [...]

2017 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion Reviews

By | 2016-08-25T07:33:58+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Latest News|

The 2017 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion reviews have arrived and we’re pretty happy. We are excited to have again received such positive reviews and to again be awarded a red 5 star winery rating. 2015 Meta Mataro – 90 points 2014 Thiele Road Grenache - 91 points 2014 Schwarz Shiraz – 94 points 2014 Schwarz GSM – 94 points 2015 Meta Grenache – 95 [...]