The Kalleske family has many branches in the Barossa Valley. Laughing Jack is owned by Shawn, Nathan, Ian and Carol Kalleske, and Linda Schroeter. The lion's share of the vineyard is planted to shiraz,with lesser amounts of semillon and grenache. Vine age varies considerably, with old dry-grown shiraz the jewel in the crown. A small part of the grape production is taken for the Laughing Jack Shiraz. As any Australian knows, the kookaburra is also called the laughing jackass, and there is a resident flock of kookaburras in the stands of blue and red gums surrounding the vineyards. Exports to Malaysia, Hong Kong and China.
Laughing Jack Wines is a family owned and operated winery. The Kalleske family have been farming the same property since 1855, situated near the hamlet of Greenock, a small town in the famous Barossa Valley. The vineyards are surrounded by majestic Blue and Red Gum trees (Eucalyptus species) which harbor the ‘Kookaburra’ bird, a member of the Kingfisher family. The nickname of these birds is the ‘Laughing Jack’!
Laughing Jack Wines was established in 1999, when Shawn made his first release of Laughing Jack Shiraz (now known as Greenock Shiraz).
A Cellar Door is in the future plans for Laughing Jack Wines, however you can still come and taste our wines in the winery, with the Winemaker! Give us a call and book a time.
*Tastings by appointment only*
Mon: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Tue: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Thu: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Fri: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Details are correct at time of writing
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