The seemingly numerous members of the Kalleske family have widespread involvement in grapegrowing and winemaking in the Barossa Valley. This venture is that of Andrew Kalleske, son of John and Barb. In 1975 they purchased the Atze Vineyard, which included a small block of shiraz planted in '12, but with additional plantings along the way, including more shiraz in '51. Andrew purchases some grapes from the family vineyard. It has 20ha of shiraz, with small amounts of mataro, petit verdot, grenache, cabernet, tempranillo, viognier, petite sirah, graciano, montepulciano, vermentino and aglianico. The wines are all estate-grown and made onsite. The new cellar door opened in 2019, designed to enjoy the the sunset over the 100+-year-old vineyard. Exports to Korea, Hong Kong and China.
The Barossa Valley has the perfect conditions to grow premium wine grapes. World class Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro have all thrived in the region and now many other successful Mediterranean varieties are making their mark. It is the combination of the ancient deep red earth of the vineyards and the generations of knowledge passed down to the hands that craft them, that makes the Atze’s Corner label such a mark of quality and taste. The wines are made with minimal intervention – open, small-batch fermentation, hand plunging and pumping, oak maturation and minimal filtering. This ensures that the wine is at its absolute best once it is bottled and released for our customers to enjoy. Master craftsmen with years of winemaking expertise make sure only the best barrels of wine, from already tiny, hand-picked parcels, make it into a bottle under the Atze’s Corner label.