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The economical name is appropriate for a business that started with 1 tonne of grapes making two hogsheads of wine in 2001. Shiraz was purchased from Jason Schwarz's parents' vineyard in Bethany, the vines planted in 1968; the following year half a tonne of grenache was added, once again purchased from the parents. In '05, grape sale agreements with another (larger) winery were terminated, freeing up 1.8ha of shiraz and 0.8ha of grenache. From this point on things moved more quickly: in '06 Jason formed a partnership (Biscay Road Vintners) with Peter Schell of Spinifex, giving them total control over production. Exports to the US, France, Singapore and China.
Author: James Halliday
Jason Schwarz’s wines taste of the vineyards where the grapes are grown.And he’s got a good eye for finding great vineyards… both Jason’s father and his grandfather were state pruning champions, he grew up among the vines on the family property at Bethany and he’s worked alongside some of the Barossa’s best-known grape growers and winemakers.A shed-load of experience has taught him that once you find great fruit you look after it with a light touch.“I like the fruit to speak for itself,” Jason says.
What the Barossa does best... Shiraz, Grenache & Mataro.
Sun: 11:00am till 6:00pmMon: 11:00am till 6:00pmTue: 11:00am till 6:00pmWed: 11:00am till 6:00pmThu: 11:00am till 6:00pmFri: 11:00am till 6:00pmSat: 11:00am till 6:00pm
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Prime Wines - www.primewines.com.auNEW SOUTH WALES - Ergo Wines - www.ergowines.com.auWESTERN AUSTRALIA - Liquid Library - www.liquidlibrary.net.auQUEENSLAND - Vinum Wine Distributors - www.vinumwine.com.auVICTORIA - Felixir Pty Ltd - www.felixir.com.au
USA: Kysela Pere et Fils Ltd (www.kysela.com)Singapore: Merchants of Singapore (www.merchantsofsingapore.com.sg)Also exports to Canada, China & France.
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