Nestled amongst the rolling hills at the northern fringe of the Barossa Valley is our highly prized vineyard know as the Jaensches Vineyard. We feel privileged to be working this piece of land in the famous Moppa region as it has been in Suz’s family for 3 generations.
Although the soils vary across the block they mainly consist of shallow red brown top soils over heavy red clays, scattered with ironstone and quartz. The variations and aspects of each plot provide us great blending material, adding complexity and depth to our wines.
Crops and canopy levels are naturally controlled due the hard nature of the soils and climate. Our wines from this block typically display dark fruits, with rich colours and ample tannin structure, with our first wines from the 2005 vintage still drinking beautifully and showing that they have plenty of life still ahead of them; true hallmarks of this great region. We have been fortunate to have received critical acclaim for many of the wines that we have produced from this vineyard.
The Jaensches vineyard has been planted to varieties that are suited to the site such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Durif, Grenache, Mataro, Petite Verdot and Viognier. In time we look forward to maybe adding a few more wines to the list.