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  • The Nitschke Road Shiraz block was planted by my mother and father in 1968 in Bethany near the base of the Eastern Barossa Range. The vineyard is still pruned and picked by hand and the soils of loam over brown and red clays results in a wine of considerable concentration and drive. Rich, opulent fruit is the reoccurring theme with this vineyard and it always seems to show great balance and texture year in, year out. The Nitschke Block Shiraz was the first wine made by Jason Schwarz back in 2001. Variety: 100% Shiraz Vintage: 2017 Region: Barossa Valley Alcohol: 14.2 % Production: 516 dozen Bottled: September 2018 "From the family vineyard planted in '68 by Jason Schwarz's parents, and has been tended by the family ever since. Dry-grown with intense fruit, the wine was fermented wild with whole bunches. It is profoundly rich and plush, black fruits conducting the bouquet and palate, and while it continues its sumptuous theme, it's not OTT, nor extractive in any way." JAMES HALLIDAY, August 2019
  • The 2017 Schwarz GSM is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro that perfectly showcases the Barossa's most popular red varieties. Vintage: 2017 Region: Barossa Valley Varieties: Grenache 50% Shiraz 37% Mataro 13% Vineyards: Bethany, Stockwell, Moppa, Marananga, Hallett Valley, Light Pass and Vine Vale Alcohol: 14% Production: 1444 dozen Bottled: September 2018 "From 'diverse pockets' in the region. A sturdy blend with the dual advantage of 14% oak and the '17 vintage, both given the Barossa Valley treatment that gives way to no-one." JAMES HALLIDAY, August 2019
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    The 2017 Schwarz Wine Co Shiraz is loosely modelled off the great Rhone reds which are as much about the spice and the structure as they are the generosity of the fruit. It opens from earthy terracotta tones and cured pork to red plums and fresh red cherries. It’s shaped with nicely poised, bright acidity and a chewy pliable tannin structure. Vintage: 2017 Region: Barossa Valley Vineyards: Vine Vale, Bethany, Moppa, Marananga, Stonewell, Hallett Valley, Eden Valley and Light Pass Alcohol: 13.9% Production: 1501 dozen Bottled: 7 September 2018
  • This Shiraz, from 400 vines planted in 1881 is Barossa history in a bottle. Hand-picked from the vineyard still managed by the sixth-generation of the Schiller family, only 1700 bottles have been produced. An intensely dark coloured Shiraz with a complex array of aromatics - black cherry and dark plum, star anise and cinnamon framed around well managed French oak. "The 400 vines planted by Carl August Otto Schiller in 1881 were saved from the bulldozers at the last moment in the Barossa Valley Vine Pull Scheme, allowing this wines to be made and enjoyed today. There's a lot of oak to go with the fruit, so patience is needed. In 10 years this will knock your socks off." JAMES HALLIDAY, August 2019
  • Schwarz Wine Co. Nitschke Block Shiraz
    We have made a limited number of  Nitschke Block Shiraz Magnums available. The magnums come in a wooden box and make a fantastic gift. The Nitschke Road Shiraz block was planted by my mother and father in 1968 in Bethany near the base of the Eastern Barossa Range. The vineyard is still pruned and picked by hand and the soils of loam over brown and red clays results in a wine of considerable concentration and drive. Rich, opulent fruit is the reoccurring theme with this vineyard and it always seems to show great balance and texture year in, year out. The Nitschke Block Shiraz was the first wine from Schwarz Wine Co back in 2001. Note: Current vintage (2017 as at October 2018) will be supplied. If you are interested in back vintages, please email me and I will let you know what I have available.  
  • Schwarz Wine Co. Schiller Shiraz
    We have made a limited number of the The Schiller Shiraz Magnums available. The magnums come in a wooden box and make a fantastic gift. The Schiller Shiraz is a wine not only rich in flavour but rich in history too. The fruit sourced for this wine comes from the sixth-generation Schiller Family vineyard at Hallett Valley in the Barossa. After a last-minute reprieve from the bulldozers, the 400 Shiraz vines planted by Carl August Otto Schiller in 1881 are something to be treasured. Note: Current vintage (2016 as at October 2018) will be supplied. If you are interested in back vintages, please email me and I will let you know what I have available.