A worldly wine to share with Mates

2020 delivered a surreal and bizarre life experience, one that although littered with individual stories, has been shared by virtually all humans across the globe. The pandemic that has shaped our lives over the last twelve months has both connected and separated us like nothing else this generation. The 2020 harvest continued despite Australia’s first nationwide lockdown, and in the …

Barossa Perfection

The Barossa Valley is recognised globally for producing some of the finest and most collectable wines. Continuing our stellar run of great vintages, the near perfect conditions in 2018 has resulted in another spectacular vintage characterised by intensity and elegance. 2019 will certainly be a Vintage for the lovers of powerful Barossa Shiraz. The Barossa certainly provides us with rare …

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2019 Vintage Releases

The harvest seemed to flow effortlessly for us in the winery and the proceeding stresses that mother nature threw our way evaporated with every press load. The wines are rich in colour with fine tannins and high tone aromatics. The cold autumn nights of the 2019 harvest have delivered wines with purity, freshness and well-balanced acid. A vintage for the …

Cork vs Screwcap

This isn’t a debate between which is superior, rather a look at each for their merits. We use both closures for different reasons. I’ve found that screwcap provides more consistency between bottles over time and is obviously safe from the woes of cork taint. It also has the added convenience of an easy open. It can however tend to create …

SALA 2020 at Izway Wines

This August we welcome artist Beryl Hunter to our cellar door as part of SALA 2020. Her exhibition ‘The Wondrous Strange of the Local’ celebrates the natural landscapes around her Barossa home and her ‘backyard’ beyond. As Beryl explains “This collection of mixed media works on paper has been inspired by my own Barossa Valley garden during ‘stay at home’ …

Live Like a Local

Izway wines is only a stone’s throw from the Barossa’s best places to eat, drink and explore. With COVID-19 restrictions easing this has allowed most of our favourite haunts to welcome back guests. We live locally, dine locally and drink locally so if you want to experience the Barossa like a local here are the place to go: Dine Appellation …

A winemakers guide to ageing wine

Why age Wine? When a bottle of wine is aged, the process imparts a distinctive and individual drinking experience. The longer it is cared and aged for, the more individual the wine becomes. This is due to the subtle storage conditions that are unique to where and how you store your particular bottle of wine. This personal connection explains the …

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Making wine amongst the crisis

At the conclusion of harvest each year I am usually eager and motivated to pen my thoughts on the quality of the wine we have made, reflecting on the challenges we faced and the flavours and structures that await us in a bottle in two or three years-time. 2020 is a different experience, and I am unsure where to begin… …

A message from Craig and Kathryn

The health and safety of our customers and community are paramount to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our cellar door is temporarily closed for tastings in line with current government restrictions. Rest assured our online store is still open and we are happy to take phone orders and have a chat to cure any isolation boredom. If you are …

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BAROSSA’S STELLAR RUN OF GREAT VINTAGES

The Barossa Valley is recognised globally for producing some of the finest and most collectable wines. The 2017 vintage was a perfect follow up to the hype of 2016, with cooler conditions leading to bright fresh styles with great purity and energy; classic conditions for Eden Valley to shine.  Continuing our stellar run of great vintages the near perfect conditions …