• Our first fully certified wine with a brand new label to celebrate! We have been making an off dry Riesling from our Barossa fruit for a number of years now. So much of this wine is about mouth feel, the balance between the fuller Riesling characters and the rounding sensation of the residual sugar. The lime and tropical flavours of this wine pair beautifully with fragrant, spicy dishes

    Colour: Water white with golden and green hints Aroma: Rich lime and tropical fruit with some musky, spicy notes Palate: Mouth filling sweet lime cordial and lemon citrus balanced with clean acid finish Summary: This Riesling goes well with most shellfish dishes, also delicious with spicy Asian influenced foods

    Region: Barossa South Australia Variety: 100% Riesling Sulphites: 59ppm Alcohol / Vol: 11.5% Production: 75 cases

  • Lower yields this year have given us a particularly intense wine, showing Nashi pear in keeping with the chalky texture as well as the traditional lime and lemon citrus will age very well but quite special as a young wine. Riesling winemaking is very much a wham bam thankyou mam business; the opportunity for winemaking influence is minimal. This is probably why I like it so much, fruit quality is all. Colour: Water white with some pale gold hints, colour deepening with age. Aroma: Nose of lime and lemon sherbet, developing honeyed toast notes with age. Palate: Lime and lemon juice notes, some nice talcy, minerally characters with a lingering acid finish. Summary: This Riesling goes well with most seafood dishes, also delicious with Oysters, Yabbies or Grilled Whiting Region: 100% Eden Valley, South Australia Variety: 100% Riesling Sulphites: 107ppm Alcohol / Vol: 11% Production: 222 cases
  • With the release of our 3rd vintage of this wine I really feel like I am achieving what I want to see from this style. An opportunity to celebrate the diversity of Ken's vineyard in a way that he and his contempories could scarcely imagine while staying true to the roots of winemaking. Tasting the range of orange wines at Rootstock was a seminal moment for me similar to my first experience of wild yeast fermentation back in 2002.  Our place is probably the last to have plantings of Pedro, Semillon and Riesling in the whole Barossa, the majority of these vines saw out the first world war and were too old for call up so this wine gives them a reason for being and a reinvention. Our friend Grant Dickson at Fermentasian describes this wine as layering 101 and compares it (favourably) to Terroir al Limit, I can only commend his superior wine knowledge.

    Colour: Deep golden orange, a fair bit cloudy. Aroma: Citrus peel and spice blend with baser notes of oatmeal and brown rice. Palate: Full and dry, grainy tannin make this the red drinkers white, multi layered, rewards time in the glass. Summary: Orange wine lite? Bridges the gap between something like an oaky chardonnay and the more confronting skin contact whites out there.

    Region: 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia Variety: Semillon 46%, Pedro Ximenes 41%, Riesling 10.5%, Roussane 2%, Muscat 0.5% Minimal sulphites 53ppm Alcohol / Vol: 12%

  • Why? Because we can.... Following on from the success of Tangerine Dream I have become quite interested in the concept of fuller bodied whites. This represents a more traditional approach, whole bunch basket pressed and straight to barrel for fermentation and maturation on gross lees. Because we picked later for riper spectrum flavours it is the Roussane that gives the freshness and acidity while the Riesling plays a juicier, fruitier role. Colour: Yellow/gold, unfined or filtered. Aroma: Honeysuckle, tropical fruit, grapefruit pith, medicinal eucalypt lollies, lots going on. Palate: Fresh and juicy up front leading to quite a broad midpalate with the furniture showing up on the back to add length. Summary: A robust wine like this needs something that can match it in palate weight, butter chicken perhaps. Region: 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia Variety:  60% Riesling, 40%Roussanne Alcohol / Vol: 13.7% Production: 60 cases
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    A further extension into the fresh young red space from our Joven starting point, Pimpernel takes us where angels fear to tread. Propagated from our old vine Trousseau vines the young vines gave us their very first crop. Suzi especially wanted to explore a whole bunch fermented reductive style and Trousseau is the perfect vehicle. Just a minimal SO2 add and bottled en casa this is natural wine in anyone’s language. Previously we have used the old vine Trousseau/Bastardo in our Joven blend and I have seen it as dark fruits, Mulberry, Blackberry but in this wine it seems to me more red fruited and rhubarby, nice herbal from the whole bunch and fitting the brief of what good pinot can do in cooler climes. Vegan friendly Colour: Cherry red and murky. Aroma: Rhubarb, herbal, cranberry, earth. Palate: Light and bright, some nice stalky tannin. Summary: Banging right now, why waste any time? Region: 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia Variety: 100% Trousseau Minimal sulphites: 20ppm Alcohol / Vol: 13%
  • I spent a fantastic year living in Spain in my youth and the chance to try my own interpretation of this classic style gives me a thrill. We picked the Tempranillo quite early to capture some sour red cherry/ cranberry characters which in my mind are the perfect foil for some lovely old bush vine Garnacha.  Monastrell,  Bastardo and Tinta Amerilia fill out the back palate but the main focus of this wine is juicy red fruits and bright flavours. Barossa Pinot in a way this is a great food wine for matching with todays fresh flavours, like a red wine with your chicken/fish? This is it, paella is a natural combo. Soft tannin structures mean on a warm day you can take it out of the wine rack and pop it in an ice bucket while you drink it, ahh lovely. Colour: Bright crimson magenta Aroma: Meat, spice, red fruits, fresh, fresh, fresh Palate: Lots going on, I like the frission of sweet Grenache vs. sour Tempranillo, clean fruits and then there is that lovely flood your gums textural element that rounds everything out. Summary: If you have ever been in  the middle of the joyous riot that erupts when Barca has beaten Real Madrid or sat and laughed at a bunch of yobbos elbowing each other out of the way running down a fenced street without a bull in sight you will understand what this wine is all about. Region: 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia Variety: 45% Tempranillo, 40% Garnacha, 8% Monastrell, 5% Bastardo 2% Tinta Amerilia Minimal sulphites 59ppm Alcohol / Vol: 12.8% Production: 240 cases
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    A further extension into the fresh young red space from our Joven starting point, Stella takes us to a whole new level. As our Cinsault plantings bear fruit it is a pleasure to be exploring the potential of this variety to counter the effects of climate change. Blending with some lovely whole bunch fermented Shiraz has brought a roundness and darker fruit aspect without diminishing the vibrancy of the wine. There is a buzz around the concept of juicyness or wine that makes you salavate that is so very now and represents the current contribution to the wine lexicon that thsi wine fully capsulates. Vegan friendly

    Colour: Blue purple mid weight. Aroma: Cranberries, blueberries with a woody herb background. Palate: Skips across the palate like a game of hopscotch, juicy, makes me salavate. Summary: The white wine drinkers red, light, bright and fresh as a new day.

    Region: 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia Variety: 60% Cinsault  40% Shiraz Minimal sulphites 40ppm Alcohol / Vol: 12%

  • Necessity may be the mother of invention but too much time on my hands may be the father…I do believe that there is still a lot of ground to be covered in the light bright young and fruitful red space. Grenache dominant with Cinsault playing a lesser role this is a sweeter fruit version with juicy dark cherries and blood plums driving the up front with hopefully the now familiar smooth transition to a more savoury finish. Colour: Deep crimson. Aroma: Dark cherries, blood plums. Palate: Starts sweet and juicy then finishes with some dry herbs and tea. Summary: Fills a niche with aplomb. Region: 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia Variety: 60% Grenache 40% Cinsault. Alcohol / Vol: 12.5%
  • We have been making a bit of Shiraz for the bulk market for the last couple of years but have decided to keep it ourselves. Making our wines affordable has been a guiding tenant over the years but doing things natural comes at a cost. This wine isn’t natural, but it is ours, processed off site in a larger facility. Same beautiful fruit, same love, just aimed at a price point we simply can’t do by hand. The cooler vintage was ideal for our sort of Shiraz with 10% whole bunch inclusion to freshen things up. While some barrel maturation has added a balanced oak aspect. Colour: Deep purple garnet. Aroma: Whiff of vanilla to start, with dark forest fruits to follow some woody spice notes. Palate: Starts generous but finishes leaner with some nice soft tannin. Summary: Food friendly shiraz as befits a pouring wine ready to pair with a range of dishes. Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia Variety: 90% Shiraz 10% Mataro Alcohol / Vol: 14.0% Production: 640 cases
  • Made from fruit sourced from the Vine Vale subregion of the Barossa Valley. This wine reflects the characters of the Solodized Solodnetz soil series in which it was grown. An elegant, spicy nose with developed, ripe, juniper berry characters and firm grainy tannins in the mouth. Very much a food orientated style, maturation in seasoned oak has integrated flavours without overpowering them. Vegan friendly wine. Colour: Deep garnet, magenta. Aroma: Dark plums, Cigar box and Cinnamon bark Palate: Initial fruit sweetness balanced by grainy tannins and fresh acidity Summary: We love it with osso bucco and celeriac mash Region: 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia Variety: 100% Shiraz Alcohol / Vol: 14.5%
  • Of all of the styles we produce this wine is in my mind the old school hero. Inspired by the diverse wines of the Rhone and born of the same lineage that brought these varieties to Terra Australis.  Anticipating that you will see in this blend the lightness, depth and poise that I hope will come to be recognized as typical of biodynamic practise. Named in honour of Ken Schliebs’ intractable will to resist the winds of change, we just wouldn’t have the diversity and age of vineyard if he hadn’t. Estate grown does make a difference. Vegan friendly Colour: Red purple medium weight. Brown on the rim as an indication of maturity. Aroma: Plum and Tar with Christmas pudding with a woody spice background. Palate: Fruit sweetness up front with a light mid palate, finishing long and savoury, silky tannin. Oak frames the palate adding structure. Summary: Rhone blends are versatile performers in the food matching stakes making them a good choice if you are invited to dinner. Region: 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia Variety: 70% Grenache, 20% Mataro, 10% Shiraz Alcohol / Vol: 15%
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    When we first bought Ken’s garden I walked around with him to get introduced and he told me these vines were Carignan, this lead to a long and convoluted story with more surprises, ups and downs than your average Wilbur Smith novel. Suffice to say we still aren’t sure what to call these vines so they remain anonymous but whatever they are there is a place for them in my heart. Very old vines, miniscule yield, micro production. Colour: Deep black, purple, seems to suck in the light. Aroma: Tar and flesh, wood and spice. Palate: Big, long and savoury. Blocky tannins are built for the long haul. Summary: As we evolve and grow it is wines like these that take us to places we haven’t been before. Our success will be measured to the extent we take others along for the ride. Region: 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia Variety: Field Blend Mataro?, carignan? bon vedro? Alcohol / Vol: 14% Production: 60 cases
  • Hand picked from our old shiraz vines at vinevale. Wild yeast ferment, aged in new french oak for 2 years then matured in bottle for 3 years before release. Colour: P Aroma: L Palate: F Summary: . Subregion: Vine Vale Variety: 100% Shiraz Alcohol / Vol: 14.5 Production: 36 cases
  • There is a great conversation going on at the moment about Grenache on sandy soils with Blewett Springs often mentioned. We would like to see Vine Vale included on the list and to that end a straight Grenache was required. We selectively picked from the oldest vines on the property into a stainless tank for 100% whole bunch fermentation, the entire batch fitted neatly into an older Puncheon. After a year we bottled. I absolutely adore this wine hopefully you will too. Colour: Brick red with garnets. Aroma: More savoury nose with brooding fruit, eucalypt and fennel. Palate: Fruit showing here of the fresh forest variety, emery cloth tannin wrapped up in a cashmere like oak blanket. Long, goes on forever. Summary: As we go along it is with pride that we start producing wines of this quality. All of the aspects of our viticulture and winemaking are on show. Region: 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia Variety:  Grenache Alcohol / Vol: 14.5% Production: 55 cases
  • Originally destined for the Schliebs blend this parcel of Mataro stood out in barrel crying to be bottled separately. Some French oak furniture forms the structure padded with savoury and earthy scents and smells. Fruit of the briary rosehip kind and herbal. We bottled this wine for Rootstock 2016 but it wasn’t ready yet, I distinctly remember a guy telling me you must let me know when you release this, I assured him I would but didn’t keep his details YKWYA. With some extra time in bottle our ugly duckling has matured into a graceful swan. Colour: Brick red and crimson. Aroma: Forest floor, briars and dark fruits, Xmas pudding. Palate: Savoury, herbal and earthy. Summary: Mataro as a single varietal is rare enough, the midpalate blender given a chance to shine. Region: 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia Variety: 100% Mataro Alcohol / Vol: 14%
  • Our 7th pet nat made from scratch using grapes from our unknown vine x variety. Aiming for a gentle fizz so not too petillant. Arguably the simplest way to make a zero added SO2 wine pet nats are becoming a style unto themselves. Reminds me of vintage with the tickle on the tongue of freshly fermented wine. One of the few wines in our line up where food is optional. Colour: Dusty pink with lavender hues Aroma: Musk lollies and sherbet wizzes. Palate: Juicy and fresh, zesty finish. Summary: I think our most successful attempt yet, bottle fermented wines are notoriously fickle but when they work my goodness it is fun. Region: 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia Variety: Vine X (we don’t know for sure, once was carignan, may  also be bon vedro and Mataro in the blend) Alcohol / Vol: 12.7% Production: 90 cases