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Cheers to a Happy International Grenache Day!

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 [...]

2019-09-20T10:38:18+10:30September 20th, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

2019-04-03T03:18:58+10:30April 3rd, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

An update on our tasting home – Artisans of Barossa

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 [...]

2019-01-18T03:16:11+10:30January 13th, 2019|Artisans of Barossa, Latest News|0 Comments

Winner: 6 Nations Wine Challenge

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, [...]

2018-10-26T01:37:30+10:30October 26th, 2018|Latest News|0 Comments

Sharing Schwarz Wine from Melbourne to Hong Kong

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

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

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, [...]

2018-03-22T04:01:02+10:30March 22nd, 2018|Artisans of Barossa, Latest News|0 Comments

2018 James Halliday Wine Companion results

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 [...]

2017-08-03T04:38:50+10:30August 3rd, 2017|Latest News, Reviews, Wine|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

Sydney Good Food and Wine Show 23-25 June 2017

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 [...]