Sheep's Back

South Australia | Barossa Valley

Our Review

Sheep's Back is a joint venture between Neil Empson (with 30 years experience as an exporter to Australia and elsewhere of Italian wines) and Dean Hewitson. They decided to produce a single estate-grown shiraz after an extensive search found a vineyard of 75-year-old shiraz. With Dean at the helm of winemaking and with Neil's input on style, the aim is to produce a wine that is not overwhelmed by alcohol or oak, but that reflects the varietal aspects of this essency, old vine shiraz. Temporarily in hiatus, no wines currently available.



Winemaker Dean Hewitson
Established 2001
Dozens 3000
Vineyards (area) 4 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Not
Address PO Box 441, South Melbourne, Vic 3205
Telephone (03) 9696 7018
Website N/A