Atze’s Corner Wines was started by Andy Kalleske in 2005. After six generations of vine growing and wine-making, he’s proud to say that wine has run in his blood for over 175 years.
We caught up with Andy for the lowdown on Atze’s Corner prior to them joining us in Sydney and Melbourne for Barossa Be Consumed.
Tell us about your winery in 50 words or less
Century-old Shiraz vines are an intrinsic part of who we are, but after six generations of vine growing and winemaking, we also love ‘alternative’ varieties such as Vermentino, Durif & Montepulciano!
Give us one word that sums up Barossa
You’re going to a friend’s place for dinner, what drinks do you take?
Rockyvale Vine Vale Grenache and Ron Zacapa XO.
You have been given a cloak of invisibility. Whose wine do you go and grab a bottle of at Barossa Be Consumed?
Something from Max and Me cause i’m still waiting for Phil to give me a bottle.
What’s your food or wine guilty pleasure?
Plum Crumble and Ice Cream
What are some of your favourite road trip songs?
Dragon – April Sun in Cuba. Anything Beatles.
What grape variety or wine style most interests you at the moment?
I’m off to Greece this winter so anything I find there!
Your most memorable wine? Or the wine that got you interested in the wine caper?
Turkey Flat Grenache at a vintage festival late 90s.
You know you ’re in Barossa when you …. See | hear | smell ?
Tractors holding up traffic!
Catch up with Atze’s Corner at Barossa Be Consumed on July 13 in Sydney and July 20 in Melbourne.