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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

Wine Club

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Schwarz Range

  • Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc Vineyards: Light Pass (planted 1975) Alcohol: 12% Production: 204 dozen bottled 3 June 2021 Yeast: Wild Oak: Old French Oak Very bright aromatic profile this year of grapefruit, lemon rind and fresh green grape flavours. Lanolin and some salty preserved lemons for depth. A similar salty vein continues on the palate, very moreish, tightly structured and with a great chalky acidity. *Tasting notes written by Christian Canala at Vinify Wine Co*  Download Tasting Note
  • Varieties: Grenache/Mataro Vineyards: Vine Vale Grenache , Barossa Valley Mataro Alcohol: 12.5% Production: 420 dozen bottled 27 May 2021 Oak: French Vegan Friendly Download Tasting Note  
  • 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 2020 vintage of The Grower GSM is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro that perfectly showcases the Barossa's most popular red varieties. Vintage: 2020 Region: Barossa Valley Varieties: Grenache 51% Shiraz 46% Mataro 3% Vineyards: Bethany, Vine Vale, Marananga, Hallett Valley, Gomersal, Moppa Alcohol: 14.3% Production: 1323 dozen Bottled: 8 June 2021 Shows the quality of both the vintage and the fruit. Schwarz’s GSM has never been a huge wine but this one is bang on for mid-weight feel. Red plums, strawberries, blueberries and black fruits all in the mix and a really nice firm stoniness to it too. Tastes like each part of its G, S and M, the palate is full but not heavy, nice and smoky with just enough heft behind the fruit. **Tasting notes written by Christian Canala - Vinify Wine Co** Download Tasting Note
  • Introducing the newly labeled Shiraz. 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. Vintage: 2020 Region: Barossa Valley Vineyards: Vine Vale, Bethany, Marananga, Stonewell, Hallett Valley, and Light Pass Alcohol: 14.2% Production: 1688 dozen Bottled: 11 June 2021
    Tasting note: Concentrated and inky dark, with ironstone, black cherry and cedar. Proper Barossa Shiraz with very punchy aromatics, showing sweeter fruits once shown some air. Soft and pliant on the palate, nice sweet black fruits in the mix with plenty of Barossa's signature fleshy texture. *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, 82% whole bunch, unfined and unfiltered Fruit source: Bethany 75 year-old vines and Marananga 90 year-old vines Alcohol: 13.5% 325 dozen produced Grenache taking plenty of cues from Pinot here. Pours a medium ruby shade, aromatically expressive with sarsaparilla, woody characters from the significant whole bunch portion, and smoky prosciutto and bacon. Palate-wise, it's fine and generous at the same time. Turkish delight, beetroot, rhubarb, cola and more smoky meats, well-articulated through succulent tannins giving pleasing length and fruit persistence through a long finish.  **Tasting notes written by Felix Riley at Felixir Wine ** Download Tasting Note  
  • Meta: An abstraction from a well-known concept Handpicked, wild yeast, 18% whole bunch, unfined and unfiltered Fruit source: Moppa, Vine Vale and Bethany Alcohol: 13.8% Only 255 dozen produced Dark, spicy and built for max expression. Built over a foundation of blackberry and red plums this is punchy, expressive Mataro of spice rubbed meat, tea smoke and beef jerky. It’s fresh and complex, moreish and highly engaging Download Tasting Note
  • Meta: An abstraction from a well-known concept Hand Picked | Wild Yeast |18% Whole Bunch | Unfined and Unfiltered Fruit source: Stonewell, Light Pass, Eden Valley & Vine Vale Alcohol: 14.2% Production: 538 dozen Bottled: 8/6/21 Serious Shiraz here, but with lift and life. Red and black cherry fruits interplay here with spices, tea and wild herbal notes. A little veil of oak too, but all very well in check. Nice richness without being overly so, there's  great presence of tannin on the palate. Indicating that for all its drinkability now it has a long life ahead of it. **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: 2019 Region: Barossa Valley Alcohol: 14.5% Production: 178 dozen Bottled: December 2020 Thiele Road Grenache always displays a thoughtful side to this historic Barossa variety, and the 2019 vintage is no exception
  • 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: 2020 Region: Barossa Valley Alcohol: 14.5 % Production: 360 dozen Bottled: June 2021
  • 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 2100 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. 95 Points -  2022 Halliday Wine Companion
    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: 2018 is the current magnum vintage that 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: 2018 is the current magnum vintage that 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

Special Offer

  • In this book we explore the history, the soils, the growers and ultimately the wines produced across the full breadth of the Barossa Valley.

    Discover Grenache - Barossa Grown

    Grenache is truly the underappreciated, if not undiscovered, jewel in the crown of the Barossa. The Barossa is Australia’s premier wine region and has been for more than 170 years. Grenache was one of the founding red grape varieties for this legacy. For such a long period, Grenache has been the work horse of the Valley and the foundation variety for the region’s world renowned fortifieds. The chief victim of the government-sponsored vine pull of the 1980s which decimated many old vineyards, Grenache became the key variety in the rebirth of dry reds, the now-famous GSMs, before being overrun by Shiraz once more led by global export markets. But it is the tenacious old growers who need to be thanked for maintaining the faith and keeping so many of these precious old vines in the ground.

    About the Authors

    Brett Hayes, Proprietor Hayes Family Wines.

    As a lover of the Barossa, its wines, vines, and people, Brett established his Family Winery ahead of the 2014 Vintage with a focus on single-vineyard and single block old vine Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro – the historically most important Barossa red varietals. Brett currently farms eight individual Grenache blocks that cover the full spread of the Barossa’s North, West and South. The diversity of the soils and sites he farms and the impact these have on his wines continue to amaze him. Brett is so very excited about Grenache’s future now that it has taken centre stage.

     Steve Leszczynski, Owner & Editor of QwineReviews.com

    A writer who is passionate about Australian wines, Steve loves taking readers on the journey through the vinous wonderland. He established his website QwineReviews.com in 2011 and contributes to Salt Magazine, Wine Business Magazine, Halliday Wine Companion Magazine, Vinomofo, and Grapegrower Winemaker Magazine. As well as hosting wine dinners and events, working with wine and writing is not Steve’s full-time gig mind you, it is very much a passion after hours. But of all varieties, it is Grenache that he loves the most. It’s a variety that throws so many perspectives of light and shade. So, what’s stopping your exploration? As Steve says, drink more Grenache!

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  • The perfect gift for all the special people in your life. Voucher will be sent as a digital file for redemption through Schwarz Wine Co online store.
  • A stunning 192-page hardcover coffee table book produced by Bud Media that shares the stories of over 65 of the Barossa's most enlightening winemakers, grape growers, and cellar doors. This premium book uncovers the hidden stories of these amazing wine businesses.

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