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 secrets as it is typically used as a blender with other varieties. In the Barossa some of the oldest vineyards are Grenache with deep roots, gnarly trunks and intense fruit coming from these beautiful vines. I love Grenache as the wines made from these vines have finesse, elegance and substance, are very food friendly and will age gracefully in the cellar.

To celebrate International Grenache Day, we’ve put together a couple of special release packs .

6 pack of our current release Grenache-based wines which includes the 2016 Rosé, 2014 Schwarz GSM, 2015 Meta Grenache and the 2014 Thiele Road Grenache for $180 plus postage.

We’ve also raided the museum cellar, and put together a really special limited pack of the Thiele Road Grenache from my family’s vineyard planted over 70 years ago. Each pack will include a bottle of the 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 vintages for $270 (including postage within Australia).

If you’re in the Barossa today, be sure to visit Artisans of Barossa, where the team have a great line-up of Grenache on offer, including the 2008 Thiele Road and the 2015 Meta Grenache.

Wherever you are, hope you’ll join me in enjoying a glass of Grenache!