The Hampel family have been farming their land in the northern reaches of the Barossa Valley for 6 generations. Descended from original settlers, this family take great pride in producing grapes of superb quality that reflect the red soils that abound in the Northern Grounds.
The Kroehn family have been farming their land in the high elevations of the Eden Valley for 6 generations. Descended from original settlers, this family take great pride in producing grapes of superb quality that reflect the hard and stony ground that abounds throughout the ancient soils of the Eden Valley.
In the 1880’s a vineyard of Mourvedre was planted on the outskirts of the Barossa in light sandy soils over clay. Once a majestic vineyard today there are only 106 vines remaining after encroachment from urban development. These vines have show resilience and tenacity to survive over 128 years to produce a wine that is pure history. The very Soul of the Barossa!
El Mejor (Spanish for “The Best”) highlights the art of blending varieties rarely seen together in the hope it will invigorate your passion for wines that are judged purely on taste and flavour, not the varieties on the label – it is the very Soul of blending!
As generational Barossan’s we fully understand that great wine takes time, from understanding our regional soils, to the vineyards that have grown in these soils for decades, to finding the barrels that brings out the best of the variety and style. These are the attributes that underpin our Slow Grown Barossa Shiraz – from the Soul.
The 1953 Orlando Barossa Cabernet, oh what a wine, and it is like minded wines that the four of us have enjoyed over the years that inspires us to make wines that live and develop in the Cellar. In a day and age of instant gratification it is our intention to ensure wines like this can and will reward those of you that love to invest time and patience into your wines. We trust that the Soul Growers Cellar Dweller will be one of those wines that will offer you a Soulful “oh what a wine” experience.
Defiant is an understatement with Mataro as it has stood the test of time as one of Barossa's best kept secrets. Today there has been a resurgence of interest in Mataro (or Mourvedre as it is also known) as a single varietal wine with exceptional results. Spice, structure and depth of flavour will ensure Mataro will enliven your Soul for many vintages to come!
The fore fathers of the region had either a grand vision, or simple luck to plant Shiraz in the Barossa. It’s been and continues to be the very essence of our region today and will remain an iconic variety representing some of the oldest vineyards and highest pedigree wines that adorns many of the fine cellars and wine lists of the world. The very Soul of the region.
The Blending of noble varieties to us has always and will continue to offer great potential for complexity and depth of characters. Like blending and matching food the very essence of finding the ideal varietals and blending the right percentage of each variety based on the vintage year brings a style and consistency. Integration of these individual varietal aspects offers flavour profiles not found by the use of a single variety. The Soul of Blending.
Every spring as our Chardonnay budburst occurs in our vineyards it marks the arrival of the Wild Iris’s that grow along the border. Stunning and vibrant it marks the perfect precursor to the vintage ahead and a Chardonnay that takes it’s soul from the specific characters of our distinctive Eden Valley vineyards. Rediscover Eden Valley Chardonnay!
Eden Valley is the soul of Riesling renowned for its intensity, depth of flavour and age worthiness. Our first release Riesling, from a single vineyard just outside of the township of Eden Valley, is no exception and will reward cellaring for years to come but can be enjoyed when it is young, fresh and crisp. Classic Eden Valley!
“Fresh, lifted with lemon/lime characters following onto a lively palate finishing fresh and crisp”