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 it is always great to speak with those that are selling my wines. From today until Sunday, I’ll be at the Good Food and Wine Show at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. I have a range of wines available for tasting and it will be the first opportunity for consumers to try the new vintage Schiller Shiraz.

Jason showing the GSM and Meta Mataro at the Brunswick East Wine Store. Photo Credit: Felix Riley

The release of the Schiller Shiraz, is always exciting – especially as last vintage sold out late last year. This is a really special wine with only 1700 bottles (and a couple of dozen magnums) made from the 400 vines still tended by the 6th generation Schiller family. These vines were planted by Carl August Otto Schiller in 1881, so drinking is wine isn’t just about enjoying a great example of Barossa Shiraz, but its also about savouring the history of the region.

Jason Schwarz in the Schiller Shiraz vineyard planted in 1881, Barossa Valley

While I have been in Melbourne, Schwarz Wine Co. has been represented at Vinexpo in Hong Kong by the guys from 20Twenty Consulting. With Australia as the focus country, this has been a great opportunity to introduce my wines to a huge audience of consumers and trade from throughout Asia and to connect with our existing overseas distributors.

Meanwhile back in Adelaide, my vintage cellar hand Sven took part in a dinner earlier in the week hosted by Fiona at the Caledonian Hotel in North Adelaide. The dinner was billed as Barossa v McLaren Vale with Andy from Lino Ramble featuring his wines. By all accounts, the real winner on the night were the guests who were treated to a fantastic meal paired with great wines.

I’m back in the Barossa next week before packing up and heading to Sydney at the end of the month for the next instalment of the Good Food and Wine Show. As always, you can keep up to date by following us on Facebook and Instagram.