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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 …

Image of a bottle of 2019 Izway Mates Aglianico

New mates is dedicated to old mates

Over the years we have been on the hunt for another red varietal that could match the quality of Mataro, Grenache and Shiraz in the Barossa Valley. We decided Aglianico from Basilicata, Italy would be our muse and in 2009 planted out one hectare of this ancient variety. Ten years on and with the 2018 Mates (and 2018 Angelo) receiving …

Rob & Les

Have you met Rob & Les?

In 2005 we wanted to make a Barossa Valley Shiraz that was affordable yet interesting; a fine wine that will age with an everyday price. We released this wine as Contra, then named it Pensioners Shiraz, and finally we labelled it Rob & Les. The wine with more alias’s than Dennis Rodman is in its ninth incarnation and is now …

2018 Vintage Releases

Mother Nature is a fickle beast, which makes winemaking a challenging art. The 2018 Vintage once again proved that timing is everything. With minimal winter rain we braced ourselves for a potentially difficult year but then spring arrived with bountiful water. The dry and hot summer restricted yield but amplified the quality of the harvest. The downside of the lower …

Barossa’s emerging artists on show at SALA

South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is the largest open access visual arts festival in Australia. For the entire month of August, audiences are able to explore, engage with and discover the work of South Australian artists in a diverse range of unique spaces across the CBD, suburbs and SA regions, as locations from cafes and restaurants to schools, wineries, …

BAROSSA. BE CONSUMED // MELBOURNE

Think you know Barossa? Think again. It’s not all green vineyards, oak barrels and shiraz (while we do have plenty of those) We’ve got incredible food, emerging wine varieties and a generosity we’re damn proud of. We offer a true welcome; less jargon, more conversation. Barossa. Be Consumed returns to Melbourne this winter with a bigger line-up, which includes Izway …

Gourmet Traveller and Izway Wines

Alternate variety for a sustainable future

With warmer summers and marginal conditions increasing it is essential that winemakers, who rely entirely on the weather, focus on the future of our regions across Australia and what that means from a sustainability perspective. “The wine for a hotter future might come from an ancient grape grown in Italy’s south”, says respected wine writer Max Allen. In the ‘Italian …

Izway Winemaker Craig pumping over wine in fermenters

Vintage 2019 – The year that almost wasn’t

In the hot, dusty, northerly wind, Liam and I have just washed down the last press cage to officially close the 2019 Harvest. These conditions are be fitting of those that we experienced all year, and it is astounding that we have made some incredible wines despite everything we faced. That we have made such stunning wines is a direct …

Great Barossa harvests

THE GREAT HARVESTS OF THE PAST 20 YEARS

The Barossa Valley is recognised globally for producing some of the finest and most collectable wines. Continuing our stellar run of great vintages, the 2016 vintage will be considered one of the great harvests of the last 20 years. Layered and complex, these wines will age for many years and will cement the Barossa Valley as one of the worlds …