Sustainability is a long-held philosophy for our Barossa wine and grape growers. Environmental sustainability comes to mind instantly for a wine region…
But for the Barossa community, it is more than that. We recognise the sustainability of the community is paramount to the long-term success of our wine industry. To support the local community in a meaningful way, the Barossa Wine Auction allocates a portion of money raised to a local Charity.
In 2021 we have selected a very worthy cause as the recipients of this year’s wine auction, the BGWA (Barossa Grape & Wine Association) Well-being Fund; A charity, administered by Foundation Barossa, designed to provide Mental Health First Aid training for our wine and grape growers.
Tap the #linkinbio for how you can support this vital network (while rewarding yourself with some seriously good wines) through the Barossa Wine Auction
𝗗𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄?
The first commercial wine in Australia to be bottled under the Stelvin screw-cap seal was the 1977 @pewseyvalevineyards Riesling.
@yalumbawine Production Director, Peter Wall, is widely credited for driving the development of the Stelvin closure for Australian wines, having worked with French manufacturing firm Le Bouchage Mecanique from the 1960s on an alternative sealing system for wine bottles.
While consumer resistance saw a return to cork in the 1980s, improvements in quality and a subsequent resurgence in the 2000s have seen sales of wines sealed under screw-cap now far outnumber those under cork.
This wine-nerd fact is proudly brought to you by the Barossa Vintage Reports. Tap the #linkinbio for more!
𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗮𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆...
We feasted, we sipped, we danced...
It was a night that would go down in history for things we never expected.
A gathering of 39 wineries, 3 distillers and 8 restaurants -Barossa coming together to showcase all the flavour, style, evolution and fun that we hold dear...
and the last large-scale gathering for many of us in 2020.
As we look back on Barossa. Our Story, a Dinner we can't wait to share with you what's next...
𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐝! 😉
#barossa #barossavalley #edenvalley #barossafood #foodandwine #chefsofbarossa #southaustralia #seesouthaustralia #2021yearofsouthaustralianwine #whoisnext #ayearagotoday #memories #adelaideevents ...
𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗮 𝘃𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘀𝗻𝗮𝗽𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘁𝘀
"Rockford Wines - Barossa Valley" by @draganraocaj
Yes, all Rockford's grapes moved by hand from the truck into the winery - through this tiny window shown here. Now that's dedication to the craft 😍
*local tip* Visit Rockford Cellar Door during vintage and you might just be lucky enough to see the winery crew in action. It all happens right there in the courtyard!
#barossawine #vintage2021 ...
The early risers of vintage have been justly rewarded lately.
Stunning skies captured over the fermenters @izway_wines
#barossawine #vintage2021 ...
𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗿𝘀
🍷An MW who is widely acclaimed as one of Australia's leading authorities on wine
🍷An independent wine writer, judge, presenter and WA Regional Taster for Halliday Wine Companion
🍷A three-time winner of Digital Wine Communicator of the Year, Founder and Chair of the world's only award program for women in wine
🍷A Biochemist-turned-wine-auctioneer-turned-winemaker and Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year finalist 2020
We are thrilled to introduce Andrew Caillard MW @andrewcaillardmw, Erin Larkin @erinlarkin, Jane Thomson @fabladieswine and Alex Head @head_wines as our 2021 Barossa Wine Auction Ambassadors.
👉Tap the #linkinbio to check them out in the complete catalogue and see if you can pick what they'd like to bid on...
#barossawine #barossawineauction ...
Welcome to the year 2021; The Year of South Australian Wine.
Less than an hour from Adelaide's CBD, there's always something new to taste, feel and explore in Barossa.
It's time to find your place, in our story.
#barossawine #seesouthaustralia ...
"I knew him as someone always willing to learn; to better himself and better his vineyard. To hear, take in and evaluate new technology ideas or other viticultural tools… but more than that, he was willing to put his hand up and be part of groups and committees; attend meetings and seminars – not only for his own benefit, but to participate and help the greater Barossa community.”
Barossa Grape & Wine Association were proud to posthumously award Geoff Knights with the 2021 'Services to Industry' Award in recognition for his many years of dedicated leadership and voluntary service to the Barossa grape growing community.
Stuart Knights accepted the award on his father's behalf at the 2021 Declaration of Vintage held on Sunday 21 February.
Tap the #linkinbio for the story of Geoff's impact on Barossa grape growing
1) LR: Nicki Robins (BGWA Viticultural Development Manager) Stuart Knights, Will Holmes (Viticulturalist of the Year), John Hughes (Winemaker of the Year) and James March (BGWA) CEO
2) The Knights family vineyard in Light Pass
#barossawine #humansofbarossa ...