Red or Black?

Red or Black?

A lot of people ask me what the difference is between my Red Shiraz and Black Shiraz. Well, much can be summed up by the colour of the labels. They’re both Barossa Valley Shiraz, but the Red is more dominant in red fruit flavours, and the Black is a little more...
Welcome Rain

Welcome Rain

We’re gearing up for vintage here in the Barossa. Shiraz has just gone through veraison (when the grapes soften and change colour from green to purple) which indicates we’re only a few weeks away from picking. Now’s the stage that we start to spend a lot of time in...
Mighty Metala

Mighty Metala

Thanks to Nigel Dolan, co-creator of Dolan & Dunn wines, for today’s guest post on the history of the Adams family and Langhorne Creek’s celebrated Metala vineyard, source of our cheekily named Longhorn Peak Shiraz Cabernet. Making wine is not always...
Grower Power!

Grower Power!

Vintage 2019 is a wrap, and what a fast and furious vintage it’s been. For the first time I’ve known in all my too-many-to-mention vintages, all my fruit was picked, crushed and fermented within the month of March. Although it was a late-ish start, when it happened,...
It’s Vintage 2019!

It’s Vintage 2019!

With the first grapes of 2019 about to be crushed there’s electricity in the air here in the Barossa. A daunting, thrilling anticipation of the juggernaut about to descend upon us. It’s vintage! That crazy-busy, exhausting and magical time of year that winemakers look...