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About Winery and Wines
A family history in viticulture dating back 6 generations to 1805, when John's forefathers planted grapes in one of South Africa’s most historical townships, Swellendamn cultivated a deep passion for wine in John from an early age.
It is no wonder that after an illustrious career as an international business man and marketing maven, John was drawn back to his family roots and returned to the wine industry starting anew in Australia
The expertise gained from 6 years as a marketing director for R. J. Reynolds, living in Switzerland, where he met his Swiss-born wife Evelyne, the U.S.A and Germany, before relocating to Australia has been instrumental in John’s success to building some of the most successful internationally exported Australian wine brands of the 1990s. illustrious career as an international business man and marketing maven, John was drawn back to his family roots and returned to the wine industry starting anew in Australia.
With over 250 acres of vineyards of its own vineyards situated in Tanunda, Bethany, Vine Vale and Eden Valley, the Château has an enviable array of high quality fruit to choose from. It is this diversity of ‘terroirs’ which enables us to create our classic and refined house style. By combining both traditional and modern wine making techniques we are able to make handcrafted wines of complexity, depth and intensity.
We boast access to some of the oldest vines in the Barossa, including Semillon vines over 165 years old, bush vine Grenache over 120 years old and Shiraz vines over 120 years old. The fruit from these vines go into our top wines, The Everest and the Trilogy of Centenarians.