We love you rain

With the winds blowing Easterly the odds of us receiving the much anticipated precipitation were long, but this was Melbourne cup day, and a 100-1 chance had just taken out the prestigious prize so perhaps there was still a chance yet. It was tense times on Tuesday, flicking between the BOM radar and the sports bet account taking each way …

winery clothes

Wine stained clothes, hands and boots in September! Must be malo time..

Almost half a year has passed since the end of vintage and we’ve been kept busy building the cellar door, showing new release wines, hosting wine dinners, the odd export mission and looking at fruit intake for vintage 2015. Whilst it is always fun doing the many and varied things in our little wine business, the most fun is always in …

Three Brian's Grenache vine

Grenache the “Barossa Pinot”

Friday the 18th of September 2015 marks International Grenache Day and since it just happens to be one of our favourite varieties grown here in the Barossa, the crew here at Izway wines are justifiably excited! In this neck of the woods, we like to think of Grenache as “Barossan Pinot” and it is a variety that provides a beautiful …

13 Maurice et al

Sunny Perth

In August each year, I head to Perth (my old home town) to sell some of our new wares, catch up with old friends and hopefully meet some new Izway Wines fans. The weather in Perth is usually kicking around the 20C-23C mark this time of year, welcome relief after being smashed by an east coast winter. Unfortunately, Perth didn’t …

Singapore Shines

The first place I ever went on an overseas holiday was Singapore. It was 1981 and I was 8 years old! The biggest impressions for me then were the vibrant tropical colours and the amazing smells of so many different dishes being cooked outdoors. It was an extremely busy place with everyone seemingly having a great day. Fast-forward to 2015 …

Izway - Aglianico Vineyard

Aglianico finds some new mates at Izway

Five years down the track, and having survived a mauling by a flock of errant sheep, we finally received our first crop of Aglianico in 2014. “Great work guys!” I hear you say; but who or what is Aglianico? Over the years we have been on the hunt for another red varietal that could match the quality of Mataro, Grenache and Shiraz …

Izway Wines

Vintage Report 2015

The 2015 Vintage began like a little league footy match – enthusiastic, aggressive, frenetic and congested. In similar fashion, the initial chaos petered out and things settled down perfectly to the point where at times I felt like the kid in the back line sitting on the ground making sandcastles out of the dirt in the goal square. The Shiraz …