I have a strong affiliation with this state since it is where I spent a great deal of time during the vintage of 2000, picking, pressing, pumping over and even blending Shiraz and Grenache grapes as well as many other Barossa varietals, at Craneford vineyard in Truro. To me its not the most picturesque of states but it is very important in terms of wine for Australia. It contains 42% of the nations vineyards, is responsible for 46 per cent of the annual crush and makes more than 50% of the annual wine output. I love the varied regions, Barossa valley the home of great Shiraz, Clare valley, great Rieslings and then the Adelaide hills further south, great cool climate Pinot and Sauvignon country, McLaren Vale, hot Shiraz country and then the up and coming southerly region of Langhorne Creek.
I work with three vineyards presently. Please click on the links below.