New release – 2016 Schwarz GSM

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 [...]

2017-10-18T23:56:38+10:30October 18th, 2017|New Release, Reviews, Wine|Comments Off on New release – 2016 Schwarz GSM

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+09:30August 3rd, 2017|Latest News, Reviews, Wine|Comments Off on 2018 James Halliday Wine Companion results

Barossa Wine Chapters Auction – the vineyards

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 [...]

2017-03-30T02:27:28+10:30March 30th, 2017|Wine|Comments Off on Barossa Wine Chapters Auction – the vineyards

Vintage 2017 – and the Nitschke Block Shiraz story

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 [...]

2017-02-27T04:45:03+10:30February 27th, 2017|Vintage Reports, Wine|Comments Off on Vintage 2017 – and the Nitschke Block Shiraz story

Barossa Wine Chapters Auction 2017

  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 [...]

2017-03-16T23:31:05+10:30February 24th, 2017|Events, Latest News, Wine|1 Comment

Celebrating the New Year with some new releases

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. [...]

2017-01-09T03:36:52+10:30January 9th, 2017|Latest News, Wine|Comments Off on Celebrating the New Year with some new releases

International Grenache Day

  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 [...]

2016-09-16T02:12:15+09:30September 16th, 2016|Wine|Comments Off on International Grenache Day

GSM. What’s that all about?

Ever found yourself in the ‘red blends’ section of your favourite bottleshop and looking at labels with GSM jumping at you? Did you know what these letters meant? Did you know it was an acronym for Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro? Maybe. Maybe not. Sometimes the wine industry uses terms that it expects consumers to understand. We’ve had a bet each way with our Dust Kicker red blend; we’ve [...]

2014-06-18T07:37:11+09:30June 18th, 2014|Wine|Comments Off on GSM. What’s that all about?

New release Rose

We're pleased to introduce the newest member of the team - the 2013 Dust Kicker Rose... The 2013 vintage in the Barossa was brought on early by a dry finish to winter and more dry spring weather. The grapes selected for this year’s The Dust Kicker Rosé had bright, full flavours by mid-February. The Grenache was sourced from two vineyards, one in Bethany and one [...]

2013-10-31T06:33:17+10:30October 31st, 2013|Wine|Comments Off on New release Rose

Barrel tasting

The work of preparing the 2012 Schwarz red wines for blending and bottling is well under way. There was a window of clear but chilly weather in mid-June that allowed Jason to un-stack the barrels (they usually sit two-per-cradle up to five barrels high) and move them out of the shed. This just makes it easier to access the wine – it’s a bit tricky [...]

2013-06-24T02:15:10+09:30June 24th, 2013|Wine|Comments Off on Barrel tasting