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Drop, Chop & Two Smoking Barrels
Presented by Kalleske Wines

The vintage festival has rolled around again and it’s time to get fired up for the Kalleske Drop, Chop and Two Smoking Barrels. On the menu we have our own raised, barrel-wood fired lamb accompanied with traditional Prussian sides and salads, which wouldn’t be complete without Lorraine Kalleske’s famous Rote Grütze. Food will be available from 11am – 3pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and from 11am – 8pm on Friday and Saturday. Come and stay for a relaxed afternoon of live acoustic music in our Cellar Door. Wine by the glass and bottle will be available all day from 10am. It is an outdoor event, so if the weather is cool please dress accordingly.

Click here to book tickets for this event via My Booking Manager.

Posted: 09/12/2014Christmas Trading Hours
Please note that our cellar door will be closed on the following days over the Christmas and New Year period:

Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
New Year's Day: Closed

All other days, our Cellar Door will be open as normal from 10am - 5pm.

Posted: 09/12/2014South Australian Regional Awards Hall of Fame
It is a pleasure to have been selected as the Regional Wine Award Winner at the 2014 South Australian Regional Awards. This award recognises wine companies leading the way in using their environmental credentials and sustainability practices to enhance the credence values of their products.

We are also honoured to be inducted into the Regional Awards Hall of Fame after receiving our third award, having been selected as the Sustainability Award Winner the previous two years.

More details on our blog.

Posted: 14/10/2014
Riedel Trophy - Emerging Wine Makers
A unique event on South Australia's wine calendar is the inaugural Public Schools Club Emerging Wine Makers - Riedel Trophy. We are very excited to announce that Troy Kalleske is 1 of 10 wine makers nominated for this award.

A Public Tasting Event will be open 11am - 5.30pm on Saturday September 6th 2014 at the Public Schools Club, 207 East Terrace, Adelaide where you can vote for your favourite wine for the Sandford House People's Choice Award. An entry fee of $18 includes a Riedel Ouverture Magnum glass and palate refreshing nibbles to enjoy tasting the 30 wines on show.

Please come and support us and enjoy tasting some great wines from other young producers. Bookings are essential so please visit www.emergingwinemakers.eventbrite.com.au.

PSC WM AwardPSC Riedel

Posted: 05/08/2014
Special Release - 2014 Zeitgeist Shiraz
Zeitgeist: the spirit of the time; general trend or characteristic of a particular period in time.

Zeitgeist Shiraz is a diverse selection of Shiraz from Kalleske farm, untouched by time, oak or non-grape additives, capturing the spirit and character of vintage 2014.

"Vibrant in colour with intense dense purple and black. The aromatics are vivid and perfumed with plenty of bright primary fruits. There are characters of plum, violet, freshly crushed blackberries, dark cherry, a hint of licorice, musk and sweet spice." - Troy Kalleske (winemaker)

$26 per bottle
Click Here to Order

Download: Tasting Notes

Posted: 20/06/2014

Johann Georg Selected in the Langton's Classification
Our Johann Georg Shiraz has been selected in the Langton's Classification of Australian Wine – 25th Anniversary Edition. Langton’s Classification of Australian wine is the paramount form guide to Australia’s finest wines. Entry into the Classification is based on a wine’s reputation and track record at auction.

Posted: 02/05/2014

Easter Cellar Door Opening Times
Please note that our cellar door will be closed this Friday, April 18th for Good Friday, other than that it's business as usual, with trade resuming over the weekend and our doors open for the Monday, April 21st public holiday.

Posted: 14/04/2014

Best Small Cellar Door in the Barossa Valley
We haven't been open for long, but we are thrilled to have been awarded ‘Best Small Cellar Door in the Barossa Valley’ in the current Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine.

Posted: 11/04/2014

Our Cellar Door is Now Open!
Well it's taken a little while but we are happy to announce that our cellar door is officially open - So come on in and say hello at 6 Murray Street, Greenock.

Wine is available for tasting, by the glass and bottle and with the cellar door opening up to a large grass area out the back; it may just be the spot to sit and relax this summer.

Cellar Door Opening Hours
7 Days, 10am - 5pm.

However please note that the cellar door will be closed on December 25th, December 26th & January 1st.

Posted: 17/12/2013
Organic Wine Producer of the Year
AWC Vienna Special Awards
Best Organic Wine-Producer Of The Year 2013

We are elated to have been awarded the Best Organic Wine Producer of the Year at the 2013 AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge.

Posted: 12/11/2013

The Adelaide Review Hot 100 SA Wines
It's that time of year again when a band of Australian wine judges get together to select the top 100 ‘most drinkable’ wines South Australia has released for the year. After the 19 judge’s blind-tasted over 1100 wines, we are happy to report that our 2011 Moppa Shiraz & 2012 Clarry's GSM have been included in this prestigious list.

Posted: 8/11/2013

Sustainability Award Winner

Kalleske Wines are honoured to have been selected as the Sustainability Award Winner at the recent 2013 South Australian Regional Awards. Awarded for outstanding achievements and significant contributions demonstrating excellence in regional leadership.

Posted: 17/10/2013

Kalleske strike Gold in China
We have done very well in China at the 2013 China Wine & Spirits Awards, with our following wines being awarded Gold Medals: 2010 Eduard Shiraz, 2011 Greenock Shiraz, 2011 Merchant Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Clarry's GSM. Including a Double Gold Medal for our 2011 Moppa Shiraz.

Posted: 25/09/2013

Gold for Eduard Shiraz in Germany
It's been a big few weeks for our wines, with the latest exciting news being our 2011 Eduard Shiraz receiving a Gold Medal at the 2013 Great International Wine Award Mundus Vini in Germany. A result we are very proud of.

Posted: 24/09/2013

Gold in Vienna!

Another great result for us, this time in Austria, Vienna at the AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013, with our 2011 Moppa Shiraz & 2010 JMK Shiraz VP both being awarded Gold Medals.
Posted: 23/09/2013

Young Winemaker of the Year - Finalist
Exciting news just in with Troy being selected as a top 10 finalist for the Young Winemaker of the Year awards, having being chosen from 69 other Australian and New Zealand winemakers. The winner will be awarded following a ceremony in Sydney on November 11th... Fingers crossed. More information here: youngwinemaker.com.au

Posted: 19/09/2013

Gold - New Zealand Wine Show 2013
Our 2011 Kalleske JMK Shiraz VP has again proven popular amongst the judges and received another Gold Meda, this timel at the 2013 New Zealand Wine Show. A great result for a vintage port we are very pleased with.

Posted: 16/09/2013

Berlin Wine Trophy 2013
Kalleske has come away with 2 x Gold medals at the recent Berlin Winey Trophy Awards in Berlin, Germany for our 2011 Moppa Shiraz & 2011 JMK Shiraz VP.

Posted: 12/09/2013

5 Star Winery & Best Wineries of the Region
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition

Once again we are humbled and proud to have received the rating of 5 (Red) Stars from James Halliday, as well as being named in the ‘Best Wineries of the Region’ in his latest 2014 edition of the Australian Wine Companion. To be recognised by such a trusted voice in Australian wine is a real honour.

Click Here to order the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition.

{Kalleske-Winery {Outstanding - Exemplary - Quality}
-def: Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 94 points or above, and had a five-star rating for the previous two years.
James Halliday has rated Kalleske a 5 Star winery for the last 7 years.

posted: 01/08/2013

New Alternate Varietal Wine Releases
We have three new cracking release wines available via our order page; two fan-favourites in the Buckboard Durif and Dodger Tempranillo plus a brand new wine to join the Kalleske line-up the Fordson Zinfandel. All of which we are extremely happy with.

These single vineyard wines are from the spectacular 2012 vintage, and as with all our wines they are grown, vintaged and matured on our Kalleske estate under organic/biodynamic principals.

2012 Dodger Tempranillo
Dodger Tempranillo 2012 is deep red in colour. The aroma displays interesting complexity with sweet and savoury nuances of dark cherry, spice, almond, herbs, blackcurrant, tobacco and a hint of earth. These sweet and savoury characters continue to the medium bodied palate. Chewy but finely integrated tannins balance the wild fruit flavours. The wine is well structured and very harmonious. A lingering savoury finish completes a varietally true and very flavoursome Tempranillo. Dodger can be enjoyed now or over the next eight years.
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2012 Fordson Zinfandel (inaugural wine)
Fordson Zinfandel 2012 is magenta-red in colour. The bouquet is lifted with aromas of wild berries, briar, anise, rhubarb, spice and fruit cake. The palate is round and smooth with flavours of red and black fruits. Tannins are velvety giving an overall seamless structure to the wine. Maturation in seasoned barrels has added subtle oak complexity while preserving the fruit character. Medium to full-bodied in weight this is a harmonious wine that finishes with very good length. Approachable and fruit forward, Fordson Zinfandel can be enjoyed now or over the next five years.
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2012 Buckboard Durif
Buckboard Durif 2012 is inky black in colour. Emanating from the glass are intense varietal aromas of fruit cake, black cherry, dark rose perfume, licorice, violet, cinnamon, Turkish delight and chocolate. These enticing dark fruit flavours extend to the rich full-bodied palate. This is a big and powerful wine with an abundance of dark fruit intensity. Very mouth-filling, the solid fruit is balanced with engaging natural chalky tannins that are prominent but well integrated. Subtle oak barrel maturation has added further character to this bountiful wine. Buckboard displays great power and complexity but importantly is dominated by strong fruit purity. A generous lingering finish completes this wine. This is a compelling and seductive Barossa Durif that can be enjoyed now or over the next decade.
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Posted: 29/07/2013

Kalleske Eduard Shiraz Does It Again!
Our 2010 Kalleske Eduard Shiraz has taken out the top Shiraz at The Edinburgh Great Shiraz Challenge 2013. With over 250 wines on show, we are wrapped to have Eduard Shiraz voted in as number one wine by over 700 wine loving consumers. This is the 2nd time our Eduard Shiraz has been voted in to the top spot, which also includes a 2nd place one year as well.

Posted: 09/07/2013

Kalleske New Release Wines

It is with great pleasure we make available the following four new vintage wines via our order page

2010 Johann Georg Shiraz
This is the eighth release of our iconic single vineyard Johann Georg Shiraz planted in 1875 and perhaps the best yet! James Halliday recently rated this wine in his Best of the Barossa Valley's 2010 Shiraz article read the full review here
Download: Wine Fact Sheet // Reviews // order

2011 Old Vine Grenache
We are delighted to release the 10th vintage of this wine from the same single vineyard of dry grown vines planted in 1935.
Download: Wine Fact Sheet // Reviews // order

2011 Merchant Cabernet Sauvignon
Only our third release of this wine but it has quickly become a favourite, sitting proudly in the range with its brilliant fruit purity of cherry and blackberry together with dried herbs.
Download: Wine Fact Sheet // Reviews // order

2010 JMK Shiraz VP
The JMK has developed quite a following since the first 2005 vintage release and the 2010 will no doubt give you a reason to smile during those cold winter nights.
Download: Wine Fact Sheet //Reviews // order

Posted: 29/04/2013

Kalleske Plenarius - New Release

At present we are fully immersed in Vintage 2013, however that hasn't stopped us from releasing a brand new wine available, the 2012 Kalleske Plenarius at $25 per bottle via the order page

Ingredients: 100% certified biodynamic grapes. single vineyard Viognier grapes wild fermented on skins for 7 days. matured in hogsheads for 10 months. bottled unfined & unfiltered. naturally cloudy. naturally amber in colour. no added sulphites.

Plenarius is a white wine made from our tiny single vineyard Viognier block. This style of wine is more commonly known in Europe and often referred to as an 'orange wine' as the colour of the wine is orange/amber due to extended skin contact with the grape juice during fermentation.

At this stage this wine is a one off and may never be released again. So make sure you don't miss out on this truly special wine from a spectacular vintage, as there is only a small quantity available. Click Here to Order

Tasting Notes: Plenarius
 is cloudy scotch amber in colour. Extremely vivid and uplifting. Aromatics burst from the glass - flowers, fig, honey, mint, orange peel, musk, nuts and talc. Tremendously intriguing. 

Full flavoured with solid body. Texture is amazing - chewy and layered. Tannins are lightly present adding a subtle grip. Wine is soft and round but has balanced natural acid providing freshness. It is dry but with an oily roundness. Very lingering finish. 

Overall this is an enjoyable and enthralling wine. A complex mesh of aromas, flavours and textures providing a provocative and enchanting drink.

For a detailed outline of Plenarius Click Here to download the Wine Fact Sheet.

Posted: 21/02 /2013

Almost Vintage
Well, it’s the 1st of February, holiday season well and truly over and almost time for vintage. The start to vintage 2013 is now only about 2 weeks away with the Chenin Blanc and first of the Shiraz likely to be harvested mid February. This is about 2-3 weeks earlier than normal due to the extreme drought we’ve experienced in the past 9 months.

The vintage 2013 winter and growing season has been about 50% drier than normal and it has also been warmer too. This has resulted in very low crop levels on the vine and as a result earlier ripening. So quantity will be down, however, quality at this stage is looking sensational. Berries are very small giving a high skin to juice ratio and hence excellent colour and flavour intensity. We’ll ultimately only know in the next few months but so far looking good for some stunning wines from 2013 - Troy Kalleske.

Posted: 01/02/2013

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Kalleske team

Well that's another year almost gone! And from all of us here at Kalleske, we would like to thank you for your support and wish you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. We hope it's filled with love, laughter and good times shared with family and friends.

It's been an eventful year at Kalleske, from taking out 'Biodynamic Wine of the Year' at the London International Wine Challenge to recently being awarded the winner of the 'InterContinental Sustainability Award' at the 2012 Advantage SA Regional Awards night. Not to mention Troy being inducted as a 'Baron of Barossa'.

There's a lot planned for 2013 already and we look forward to sharing it with you soon. Until the New Year, take care and have fun!

Posted: 20.12.2012

Two More New Release Wines
We are happy to release a favourite of ours here at Kalleske, the 2011 Old Vine Grenache along with the 2010 JMK Shiraz VP - just in time for your Christmas table!

The 2011 Old Vine Grenache has already received glowing reviews, with Campbell Mattinson of the Wine Front giving it 93+ Points and saying "Most enjoyable Kalleske grenache in years – and perhaps ever".

2011 Old Vine Grenache
Old Vine Grenache 2011 is medium red in colour. The nose is very lifted with aromatics of red fruits, raspberry, white pepper spice, perfume, black tea, herbs and musk. The medium-bodied palate is flavoursome with dark cherry, crushed raspberry and rhubarb. This distinguished Grenache drinks well now but is ideally suited for serious cellaring.
Tasting Notes
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2010 JMK Shiraz VP
JMK Shiraz VP is deep magenta-black in colour. On the nose there are alluring aromas of toffee, fruit cake, coffee, black plum, cinnamon and nutmeg spice, licorice, cocoa and mature brandy. The full-bodied palate is very mouthfilling with intense flavours of rich dark fruit combined with added complexity from characteristic but balanced brandy spirit.
Tasting Notes
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Posted: 5.12.2012

Phone: (08) 8563 4000
Email: wine@kalleske.com
Address: 6 Murray Street, Greenock SA 5360
Opening Hours: Open Daily, 10am-5pm

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