The Barossa is famous around the world for its premium table wines and Grant Burge is one of the most recognised winemakers from the region. He is also proud to be a Baron of the Barossa. Grant believes the diversity of terroir and levels together with the Mediterranean climate provides the perfect environment to make a range of ultra premium wines. Located just 80 kilometres north of South Australia’s capital city Adelaide, the Barossa also provides a perfect weekend escape to enjoy fine wines and food.
The region consists of two distinct valleys. The Barossa Valley floor is 200–250 metres above sea level, with rich, red-brown, deep, alluvial soils ideal for red wine grape growing. This contrasts the high altitude Eden Valley at 500 metres above sea level with rocky, acidic and grey schist soils, ideal for cold climate viticulture. Together these geographical indications make up the Barossa.
The Barossa is widely recognised as Australia’s most varied district for premium grape growing. It features cold, wet winters and generous spring rains to set-up moisture reserves. During summer and autumn the weather dries off, providing warm and moderate conditions ideal for ripening grapes. This
produces the full, generous varietal flavours the district is renowned for. Grant Burge has a profound understanding and respect for his land, and is a proud ambassador and caretaker of the Barossa. He personally oversees all aspects of wine production from vineyard management and maintenance through to winemaking procedures to ensure longevity for generations to come.
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