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  • Once in a while, a parcel of wine stands out. When I tasted my 2016 wines, it was clear that this Shiraz from Ken Loveday’s Moppa vineyard is one of those wines. It is an exceptional barrel of Barossa Shiraz that deserves to stand alone as my first single barrel release – Jason Schwarz
    Winemaker: Jason Schwarz
    Grower: Ken Loveday
    Elevation: 330m above sea level
    Soil Profile: Siliceous sands and ironstone conglomerates atop a thin layer of impervious pebbly grey clay, with a subsoil layer several metres thick of free-draining white Moppa sand.
    Region: Moppa, North West Barossa Valley, South Australia
    Harvest date: 26 February 2016
    Alcohol: 14.2 %
    Oak maturation: Matured for 20 months in a new Tonnellerie Sylvain hogshead barrel. These barrels are created from a combination of three 180-year-old oak terroirs: West| BÉLLÊME FOREST Orne department (61) | Aromatic intensity in the nose, vanilla aromas, sweetening of the mid-palate. East | ERMENONVILLE FOREST Oise department (60) | Structure giving volume and length. Paris Area | ORLÉANS FOREST Loiret department (45) | Balance aromas and tannins, structure.
    Bottling date: 390 bottles – 8 December 2017
    Cellaring potential: Drink now to 2032 and beyond
    "This new French oak barrel stood out in the classification process, and it's not hard to see why. This is a wine with more of everything in the Robert Parker mould to be sure, but has to be recognised in the top tier." JAMES HALLIDAY, August 2019 Download tasting notes

Schwarz Range

  • Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc Vineyards: Light Pass (planted 1975) Alcohol: 11.4% Production: 181 dozen bottled 4 September 2020 Yeast: Wild Oak: Old French Oak The 2020 Chenin bursts with green apples and limes, yellow grapefruit, and fresh green grapes along with what is becoming a signature of this wine - a kind of gravelly minerality amongst the fresh-cut fruit characters. There’s a tang to this, in the nicest and most thirst-quenching sense, racy and clean with stacks of pithy texture. *Tasting notes written by Christian Canala at Vinify Wine Co*  Download Tasting Note
  • Varieties: 85% Grenache/15% Mataro Vineyards: Bethany (Grenache, planted '69)  Light Pass (Mataro, planted '74) Alcohol: 13.3% Production: 398 dozen bottled 11 August 2020 Oak: French This year’s rose has more of a savoury edge, with roses and charcuterie opening up to smashed strawberry, red toffee apple and yellow peach. Walks the line between bone-dry, Provence style rose and something with a little more skin on the bones, with a peppery and juicy palate that’s fleshy but tightly structured. Lip smacking! *Tasting notes written by Christian Canala at Vinify Wine Co* Download Tasting Note
  • GOLD MEDAL 2020 BAROSSA WINE SHOW! Introducing the newly labeled GSM Dedicated to all the Growers we work with, whose hard work and dedication to their craft enable us to purchase luscious fruit year after year. The Grower range is a testament to the amazing growers Jason has forged long-term relationships with since 2001. The 2019 vintage of The Grower GSM is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro that perfectly showcases the Barossa's most popular red varieties. Vintage: 2019 Region: Barossa Valley Varieties: Grenache 52% Shiraz 42% Mataro 6% Vineyards: Bethany, Stockwell, Moppa, Marananga, Hallett Valley, Light Pass and Vine Vale Alcohol: 14.3% Production: 979 dozen Bottled: July 2020 "A deep and purposeful nose, opening with cherry liqueur, licorice and violet with dustings of cocoa powder and a little brambly fruit. Mataro plays a supporting role, injecting a little grunty savouriness that’s in tune with the overall supple nature of this year’s GSM. The palate is all supple tannins, perky fruit flavour and signs off with a little marzipan kiss" **Tasting notes written by Christian Canala - Vinify Wine Co** Download Tasting Note
  • Vintage: 2018 Region: Barossa Valley Vineyards: Vine Vale, Bethany, Moppa, Marananga, Stonewell, Hallett Valley, Eden Valley and Light Pass Alcohol: 14.2% Production: 1756 dozen Bottled: 16 August 2019
    Tasting note: Leads with a nose of ripe raspberry and blood plums, dark chocolate and cherry ripe. All of the aromatics here are firmly in the red fruit spectrum, but it’s layered with beetroot, spices and jamon cured pork. The palate is slurpy, soft but similarly vibrant in its delivery, has a pliant tannin profile and reflective of the red fruit of the nose *Tasting notes written by Christian Canala from Vinify Wine Co*  
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META Range

  • Meta: An abstraction from a well-known concept Handpicked, wild yeast, 85% whole bunch, unfined and unfiltered Fruit source: Bethany 75 year-old vines and Marananga 90 year-old vines Only 190 dozen produced This year’s Meta Grenache has a little more Grenache swagger than previous years of this release. Black cherry, blueberry and lavender scents with nutmeg spice and some alluring fresh red berry edges. Plenty of sappy chomp and it’s packaged smartly with fresh acidity, but a little juicy cherry fruit and pliant tannin to finish Download Tasting Note
  • Meta: An abstraction from a well-known concept Hand Picked | Wild Yeast |16% Whole Bunch | Unfined and Unfiltered Fruit source: Stonewell, Eden Valley, Moppa and Bethany Alcohol: 14.2% Production: 394 dozen Bottled: 19/6/20 "Barossa Shiraz playing to the tune of Northern Rhone Valley. This is lead with savoury spices, soy, salted caramel and blackberries that opens out to black cherry and a little sambuca. Fascinating palate, granular nuances and stacks of fruit, but it’s light on its feet and ready for action. It feels compact. It feels good. Like it’s only going to show you everything if you look for it. A thinking wine." **Tasting notes written by Christian Canala - Vinify Wine Co** Download Tasting Note

Single Vineyard Range

  • The family Grenache block on Thiele Road in Bethany remains one of Jason's favourite blocks. The Thiele Road Grenache was the second wine made by Jason Schwarz and celebrates his love of this diverse variety. The gnarled, old vines were planted in 1941 and they produce fantastic fruit. Variety: 100% Grenache Vintage: 2018 Region: Barossa Valley Alcohol: 14.3% Production: 280 dozen Bottled: December 2019 "Thiele Road Grenache always displays a thoughtful side to this historic Barossa variety, and the 2018 vintage is no exception. This shows strawberry compote, dried raspberry, fennel, thyme, baking spices and apricot, with a gravelly minerality and some baked terracotta for balance. Seriously flavoured, with spices sewn throughout the red fruits and a satisfying pliancy to the tannins" *Tasting notes written by Christian Canala at Vinify Wine Co* Download tasting notes
  • 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: 2018 Region: Barossa Valley Alcohol: 14.2 % Production: 434 dozen Bottled: December 2019 "This vintage of the seminal Nitschke Shiraz no doubt showed the exceptional quality of 2018 Shiraz. A display of the purest blood-plum and black cherry, with cracked black peppercorn and streaky bacon over some seriously fine oak. Some subtle herbaceous qualities, nettle and thyme bring life to an otherwise immense nose. Very juicy on the palate, deeply flavoursome, long and with mouth-coating tannin for a very textured, very focussed Barossa classic" *Tasting notes written by Christian Canala at Vinify Wine Co* Download tasting notes
  • 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
    An opulent wine showing the hallmarks of very well handled old-vine Barossa Shiraz, the thing that strikes about the 2018 Schiller is the mass of savoury, roasted meat characters, spices and black plum with aniseed and a run through of vanilla milk chocolate. Certainly up to the ageing task, though this year the Shiller is particularly approachable on the palate, the tannins openly knit, weaving together plenty of sweet dark fruit *Tasting notes written by Christian Canala at Vinify Wine Co* Download tasting notes

Magnums / Large Format

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    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 (2018 as at October 2020) will be supplied. If you are interested in back vintages, please email me and we will let you know what we have available. Download tasting notes
  • The family Grenache block on Thiele Road in Bethany remains one of Jason’s favourite blocks. The Thiele Road Grenache was the second wine made by Jason Schwarz and celebrates his love of this diverse variety. The gnarled, old vines were planted in 1941 and they produce fantastic fruit. Variety: 100% Grenache Vintage: 2018 Region: Barossa Valley Alcohol: 14.3% Bottled: December 2019 Note: Current vintage (2018 as at October 2020) will be supplied. If you are interested in back vintages, please email me and we will let you know what we have available.
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    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 (2018 as at October 2020) will be supplied. If you are interested in back vintages, please email me and we will let you know what we have available. Download tasting notes