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BAROSSA WINE CHAPTERS AUCTION 2015 Introduction – “Baron” Andrew Caillard, MW The Barossa represents the heartland of Australian wine. Since 1837, when it was first surveyed by South Australia’s founder Colonel William Light, this region has prospered through the weather of time. From its humble and tough colonial beginnings to its contemporary renown, the Barossa reflects the hopes, aspirations, achievements and goodwill of modern Australia. The early settlers were a mixture of English and Silesian - German speaking - migrants, all seeking a new life away from the rigorous class structures and economic challenges of “Blighty” or religious persecutions in teutonic Europe. Like cats and dogs in a single room, these two completely different social groups eventually learned to live together. This was not the land of milk and honey in the early days. The going was really difficult with many families living as subsistent farmers. Both the first and second world wars intervened to create mistrust and misgivings. In these heightened times of insecurity, it is worth reflecting how the Barossa has succeeded through tolerance, perseverance and common purpose. The fear of Germanisation during the first half of the 20th Century, has been replaced with a great sense of pride. The culture of the Barossa is unique and moving. Those old vine gardens, tenderly loved by generations of farmers, are living monuments to peace and harmony. Many of these plots of land have become important vineyards producing world-class fine wine with a singular accent of place. During the early 19th Century economists were concerned about the economic power of land and its ability to sustain communities. This pre-industrial revolution philosophy is the origin of terroir, where defence of identity and local commerce was a paramount concern. Protection was the only way known to fight against the cycles of blight and starvation. Economic prosperity, science, invention and progress altered society’s reference points. Land, generally a source of sustenance, would become more valuable if it provided an aesthetic, a convenience or a status. Those beautiful fragile old vines that punctuate the Barossa, many over one hundred years old, were once the source of fruit for local consumption. Now they represent so much more. Steeped in history and community, they define the essence of Barossa’s identity. Anchored in ancient soils and laden with exquisite fruit, these vines and their wines bring to us a feeling of belonging and commonwealth. When I drink a bottle of Hill of Grace, Freedom 1843, Block 42 and Stonewell, I think of all the things that made it possible for it to exist; the geography, the history, the people, the vineyards and the commitment over generations. The Barossa’s unique provenance is remarkable and magical. The Barossa Wine Chapters Auction comprising many great and rare wines offers collectors and supporters an insight into the character, rich diversity and generosity of the Barossa. Its strong representation on Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine and overall currency say much about how the Barossa’s wines are perceived by the fine wine market. It is poignant too. The Barossa is one of the great wine regions of the world. It has earned its place through generations of effort and the production of superbly crafted wines. While the wine styles may adapt to the beat of new ideas, this place and its people will always lie close to our hearts. Glory to the Barossa! 1


B A R O S S A W I N E C H A P T E R S AU C T I O N C ATA LO G U E Foreword – Linda Bowes, Chairman, Barossa Grape & Wine Association The Barossa grape and wine community believes in big ideas, and when we first initiated dialogue with our members around the proposed changes to the Barossa Wine Auction, the concept was enthusiastically embraced. Intuitively we’ve known that although previous Auctions have achieved so much for the Vintage Festival and the region in the past thanks to the many people and companies who have donated generously of their time and wines, our offer to wine collectors the world over needed to evolve. Wine Hero Director Paul Henry penned some words a few years ago that I believe capture our collective sense of place and vision for the Auction. “If Australia truly has a proposition that can take its place among the great regional destinations of the world, then it is hard to think of a more richly-textured and colourfully-toned destination than the Barossa.” We have set an ambitious new vision for the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction and on behalf of the Board I’m delighted to invite your involvement in this 2015 Auction, as well as our longer journey to position the Auction as a truly hallmark wine event in the Southern Hemisphere. I’d like to acknowledge the involvement Oddbins Wine Auctions has had with previous Vintage Festival Auctions, and to particularly thank Merrilyn Middleton for the role she played in assisting our volunteer committee achieve so much over the years. In 2015 we’ve welcomed new partners, Langton’s Auctions, who have also offered tremendous support in helping us build towards our vision of establishing a world renowned Wine Auction event. The support of the Barossa winemakers though is paramount to our endeavours and once again, united by a desire to celebrate the best of the Barossa’s great sites and regional expressions, they have responded by digging deep in their cellars to bring forth wines of pedigree and rarity. It is testament to the collaborative spirit of the region that the catalogue has expanded to include more producers and lots on offer than ever before. I commend the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction catalogue to you as a wonderful opportunity to help us celebrate the fruits of their labour. 2


D E TA I L S O F AU C T I O N Online Auction: The Online Auction will be open for bidding from Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 7pm (Melbourne / Sydney time) at langtons.com.au and closes at 7pm (Melbourne / Sydney time) Friday 17 April 2015. Live Auction: The Live Auction will be open for bidding from Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 7pm (Melbourne / Sydney time) at langtons.com.au. On Friday 17 April at 11am (Adelaide time) the Live Auction bidding will move from online to live in the room at the Wolf Blass Visitor Centre, where the final bidding takes place under the direction from the auctioneer. The Live Auction will close at the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer in the room on Friday 17th April 2015. Details of the Live Auction and Lunch: Friday 17 April, 2015 At Wolf Blass Visitor Centre 97 Sturt Highway, Nuriootpa, South Australia Viewing starts from 10am Auction and lunch begins from 11:45am Cost $130 per person which includes three course lunch and wines Auctioneer: Andrew Caillard MW Langton’s Fine Wines P: 1300 946 347 From outside Australia +61 2 8507 2674 langtons.com.au

Live Auction and Lunch Bookings: Bookings are essential by Friday, 10 April 2015 Tickets can be purchased through langtons.com.au/winechapters For more information, please contact Barossa Grape & Wine Association: P: +61 8 8563 0650 E: bgwa@barossa.com Travel Package: Looking for the Ultimate Barossa Wine Experience? We have created a three day and four night immersion in the Barossa wine culture with the Auction, the Barons of Barossa Grand Cellar dinner and a Barossa Grounds tour as highlights. Please go to championgroup.com. au/barossawineexperience

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TO B I D AT T H E AU C T I O N TO PLACE BIDS YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH LANGTON’S To register, visit langtons.com.au and create a customer account. It is recommended that you do this prior to the event, if you wish to register on the day, we request you register from 10.00am (Adelaide time). Please note a valid credit card saved against your registered customer account is necessary in order to bid. Both the Online Auction and the Live Auction will be open for bidding from 2nd April 2015 at 7pm (Melbourne / Sydney time) at langtons.com.au LIVE AUCTION Live auction lots will be viewable from 10am 17th April 2015 at the Wolf Blass Visitor Centre. Bidding for the Live Auction, will move from online at langtons.com.au, into the room at the Wolf Blass Visitor Centre at 11am, where the final bidding will take place under the direction from the auctioneer. No further bids for the Live Auction will be accepted through your online account, after 11am (Adelaide time) on Friday the 17th April 2015. The Live Auction will close at the fall of the auctioneers hammer in the room on Friday 17th April 2015. Bidding online: Langton’s recommends that you place your maximum bid through your online account, prior to the Live Auction moving into the room, where the Auctioneer will be bidding on your behalf. Please note, you may have the leading bid at 11am online, but the successful bidder will be declared at the fall of the hammer, by the Auctioneer, live in the room. Bidding in the room: A bidding paddle has been provided on Page 95. Your bidding number will be Langton’s Member Number, for example NEW123. Bidding is on a per bottle basis unless otherwise advised by the auctioneer. Absentee Bidding: If you are not attending the Live Auction, and have not placed bids online, you can register on the enclosed absentee bidding form. ONLINE AUCTION All bids for this auction must be made through your online member account. The Online Auction closes at langtons.com. au at 7pm (Melbourne / Sydney time) Friday 17th April 2015. NOTIFICATION OF SUCCESSFUL BIDS Customers are requested to check their customer account upon auction close to check for lots won. PAYMENT FOR LOTS PURCHASED All payments will be processed upon auction close and the credit card registered against your Langton’s customer account will be charged. For lots over $3000, alternative payment methods are available and can be actioned via your online customer account. Please note that payment will not be accepted during the conduct of the Auction. COLLECTION & SHIPPING OF LOTS WON Lots won in the Live Auction and paid in full can be collected on the day of the auction. Collection of lots purchased is not permitted under any circumstances prior to payment in full. Live Auction items not collected on the day will be returned to the relevant Vendor (winery) for safe storage. Langton’s will supply the Buyer’s details to the relevant Vendor (winery), which will liaise with the Buyer directly and organise shipping to the Buyer’s nominated address. Shipping charges will apply at the discretion of the Vendor (winery). Lots won in the Online Auction are held securely in Langton’s state-of-the-art, temperature controlled warehouse in Victoria. To activate shipping, simply visit langtons.com.au and login to your customer account. Shipping charges will apply: Metro $10 per case (12 bottles), Country areas $15 per case (12 bottles). Delivery Guarantee optional. Absentee bidders will be notified by email within five working days. Please read our full terms and conditions on page 92. Please contact Langton’s if you require any assistance on 1300 946 347 or admin@langtons.com.au 6


ABSENTEE BIDDING FORM - LIVE AUCTION Those who cannot attend the Auction may lodge absentee bids in writing, using this bidding form. PLEASE FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS: 1. Visit langtons.com.au and create a customer account. To place bids you must be registered with a valid credit card saved against your customer account. 2. Complete the bidding form 3. R  eturn your form either by email or mail by Wednesday 15th April 2015, 7.00pm. By email: Mark Samaha - marks@langtons.com.au By mail: Langton’s Attention Mark Samaha, 197 Coventry St, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205

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PLEASE BID EARLY TO AVOID YOUR BIDS MISSING THE SALE. Langton’s are requested, without legal obligation of any kind, to bid on the following lots up to the price stated. I have bid per bottle (unless otherwise advised) as requested and agree to take all bottles in the lot at the hammer price plus Buyer’s Premium (of 16.5%). I understand lots will be purchased below the specified maximum whenever possible. All bids shall be treated as offers made on notes and conditions of business printed in this catalogue. The estimates in this catalogue are approximate prices we expect to be realized. They are not definitive. They are prepared well in advance of the sale and are subject to revision in the light of market changes. In the event of identical bids, the earliest will take precedence. The limit you leave should be the amount to which you would bid if you were to attend the sale. Alternative bids can be placed by using the word ‘or’ between lot numbers ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND THERE WILL BE NO EXCHANGE OR REFUND ON ITEMS BAROSSA WINE CHAPTERS AUCTION 2015

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T H E L A N GTO N ’ S C L A S S I F I C AT I O N E X P L A I N E D The ‘Honour Roll’ of fine Australian wine 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. The two requirements for inclusion in the Classification are that a wine has been made for a minimum of 10 vintages and that it has a track record in the secondary market. Eligibility rests on how well a wine performs in the open market – the volume of demand it attracts and the prices it realises. The authority of the Classification derives from its independence; the fundamental criteria for inclusion are objective and market-driven. Revised every four years, the Classification documents an evolving Australian winemaking culture at the forefront of innovation and excellence in the world of fine wine. It maintains a strong emphasis on red wines, particularly labels renowned for cellaring potential. The inaugural Classification, in 1990, included just 34 wines. Classifications II, III and IV followed at approximately fiveyear intervals, tracking the leading wines, and documenting the dramatic growth and increasing maturity of the Australian fine wine scene. By 2010, when the fifth edition appeared, the Classification had evolved to include 123 wines and its authority was universally recognised. The sixth and current edition – Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine VI – unveiled on 1 May 2014 – includes 139 wines and reflects a continuing momentum towards single vineyard wines and regional identity. In its early years, the Classification successfully strengthened the fledgling market for fine Australian wine. Twenty-five years later it is arguably the most famous and widely-respected wine Classification outside Europe. EXCEPTIONAL The most highly sought-after and prized ‘first-growth’ Australian wines. OUTSTANDING ‘Super-Second’ Australian wines of outstanding quality and provenance. EXCELLENT Classic Australian wines of consistent excellence. Look for Langton’s Classification levels throughout this catalogue.

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THE BAROSSA CHAPTERS & THE AUCTION James March, CEO, Barossa Grape & Wine Association The Barossa Chapters are the foundations of the Barossa regional story. They are not the story in itself, but rather the skeleton or structure that gives our story its shape. The Chapters offer focus and direction, and provide an easy point of entry, depending on your own personal interest or your preferred line of enquiry - be it historical, gastronomic or purely vinous. Together they provide a highlighted narrative, tying together our past, present and future, and offering an insight into the features that colour our changing landscape – both physical and cultural. They can be read individually, in or out of sequence, or viewed as a logical progression that takes you from before settlement to current, regional identity. Most importantly, The Chapters are all a work in progress, and even those that are founded in our historical past will continue to evolve as successive generations make their own, defining contribution. We hope that by participating in our auction and by following our Chapters, you too will become part of the story. “If there is one thing that I have learned as a wine auctioneer and observer, it is that the most enduring and inspiring wines belong to places with a strong identity, underpinned by a strong community. They are also real and meaningful and stand for something: of natural beauty or a fine wine philosophy. Undoubtedly, the Barossa is such a place...”

Andrew Caillard, MW

THE BAROSSA TRUST MARK

BAROSSA OLD VINE CHARTER

The Barossa Trust Mark is a mark of aspirational standard set by the Barossa region. It provides you with a guarantee and assurance of quality.

The Barossa Old Vine Charter was introduced in 2009 to register vineyards by age, so that older vines could be preserved, retained and promoted. The Charter groups vineyards into four categories by age:

It is founded on five value pillars: • Origin - our sense of place • Integrity - our sense of purpose • Quality - our sense of ambition • Environment - our sense of responsibility • Community - our sense of belonging

• OLD VINES: equal or greater than 35 years of age • SURVIVOR VINES: equal or greater than 70 years of age • CENTENARIAN VINES: equal or greater than 100 years of age • ANCESTOR VINES: equal or greater than 125 years of age Look for these categories through this catalogue.

Granted under licence, the Trust Mark is awarded to Barossan products and experiences that demonstrate exemplary achievement and distinction across these five areas of value creation. Trust Mark holders have a deep commitment to these values. The Barossa Trust Mark is your assurance that the food, wine  or tourism offering you are choosing is one that meets a standard of excellence, on which you can rely. Look for the Barossa Trust Mark logo throughout this catalogue.

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ONLINE AUCTION LOTS LOT NO.

WINERY

1-2 Artisans of Barossa 3-6 Bethany Wines 7-9 Charles Melton Wines 10-16 Château Tanunda 141-148 Dave & Phil Lehmann 17-19 Dutschke Wines 20-22 Elderton 23-25 Gibson Wines 26-32 Glaetzer Wines 33-34, 238 Glen Eldon 35-36 God’s Hill Wines 37-41, 239 Grant Burge Wines 42 Greenock Creek 43-44 Hart of the Barossa 45-48 Head Wines 49-53 Heathvale Vineyard 54 Hemera Estate 55-62 Henschke 63-64 Hentley Farm 65-72 Hewitson 240 Hutton Vale Farm 73-75 Irvine Wines 76-83 Jacob’s Creek 84-92 John Duval Wines 93 Kaesler 94-100 Kalleske 101-103, 241 Kellermeister 104 Langmeil 105-108, 242 Lou Miranda Estate

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15 16 17 18-19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28-29 30 30 31 32 32 34-35 36 37 39 39 40-41 42-43 45 46-47 48 49 50

109-110 Murray Street Vineyards 111-121 Orlando Wines 122-135 Penfolds 136-140 Peter Lehmann Wines 149-151 Pindarie 152-153 Pirathon 154 Richmond Grove 155-157, 243 Rockford 158-161 Rolf Binder Wines 162-164 Rusden Wines 165-167 Saltram 168-173 Schild Estate 174, 244 Seppeltsfield 175-178, 245 Soul Growers 180-196 St Hallett 179 St Hugo 246 The Standish Wine Company 197 TeAro Estate 198-199 Teusner 200-203 Thorn-Clarke Wines 204-205 Tomfoolery Wines 206-212 Torbreck 213-216 Tscharke 217-226 Turkey Flat 227-230 Two Hands 231-233 Whistler 234-236 Wolf Blass 237 Yelland & Papps

51 52 54-55 58-59 60 61 61 62-63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70-71 73 73 74 75 76 77 78-79 80 81 82 83 84 86

LIVE AUCTION LOTS LOT WINERY

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1L

Barons of Barossa

Barons Select Shiraz 2012 6.0L Imperial.

$800-$1200 per bottle 15

2L

Bethany Wines

GR Reserve Shiraz. Six bottle set. One each of the following vintages: 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. 750ml Bottle

$450-$550 per set 16

3L

Charles Melton Wines

Nine Popes GSM. Six bottle set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. 750ml Bottle

$470-$570 per set 17

4L

Château Tanunda

Old Vines Series three bottle mixed set. One bottle each of the following wines: 150 Year Old Vines 1858 Field Blend Grenache Mourvèdre Malbec 2013 | 50 Year Old Vines Shiraz 2012 | 100 Year Old Vines Shiraz 2012. 750ml Bottle

$120-$170 per set 18

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5L Chris Ringland

Dry Grown Barossa Ranges Shiraz 2007. 3.0L Double Magnum.

$2600-$3200 per bottle 20

6L Cirillo Estate Wines

1850 Ancestor Grenache eight bottle set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. 750ml Bottle

$500-$600 per set 20

Command Single Vineyard Shiraz twelve bottle mixed set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012. 750ml Bottle

$1000-$1200 per set 23

8L Gibson Wines

Reserve Merlot six bottle set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012. 750ml Bottle

$360-$420 per set 24

9L Glaetzer Wines

Amon-Ra Shiraz twelve bottle mixed set. Six bottles of the following vintages: 2004 and 2006. 750ml Bottle

$1000-$1200 per set 25

7L

Elderton

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Grant Burge Wines

Meshach Shiraz six bottle mixed set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999. 750ml Bottle

$900-$1000 per set 28

11L

Greenock Creek

Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz six bottle mixed set. Cabernet Sauvignon - one bottle each of the following vintages: 1998, 1999, 2000. Shiraz - one bottle each of the following vintages: 1998, 1999, 2000. 750ml Bottle

$1300-$1500 per set 30

12L

Henschke

Hill of Grace Shiraz 2009. 6.0L Imperial

$6000-$7000 per bottle 34

13L

Henschke

Mount Edelstone Shiraz. Three bottle mixed set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 2004, 2005, 2006, 750mL Bottle

$500-$600 per set 34

14L

Hewitson

Old Garden Mourvèdre three bottle magnum set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 2005, 2006, 2010. 1.5L Magnum

$300-$500 per set 37

15L

Jacob’s Creek

Steingarten Riesling six bottle mixed set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. 750mL Bottle

$250-$350 per set 40

16L John Duval Wines

Plexus GSM six bottle mixed set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008. 750mL Bottle

$250-$350 per set 42

17L Kaesler

Old Bastard Shiraz 2010. 5000ml Bottle

$1200-$1300 per bottle 45

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Moppa Shiraz seven bottle mixed set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. 750ml Bottle

$250-$350 per set 46

19L Langmeil

The Freedom 1843 Shiraz six bottle set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012. 750ml Bottle

$500-$600 per set 49

20L Penfolds

Bin 60A Coonawarra Cabernet Kalimna Shiraz 1962 750ml Bottle

$4000-$5000 per bottle 54

18L

Kalleske

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Penfolds

Bin 95 Grange Shiraz 2009 6.0L Imperial

$40000-$60000 per bottle 54

22L

Peter Lehmann Wines

Stonewell Shiraz ten bottle mixed set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000. 750ml Bottle

$800-$1200 per set 58

23L

Peter Lehmann Wines

Wigan Riesling seven bottle mixed set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009. 750ml Bottle

$200-$250 per set 58

Mixed Dozen Selection of wines from the late Peter Lehmann’s Cellar. Twelve bottle mixed set. Two bottles each of the following wines: Saltram Bin 42 Selected Vineyard Burgundy Shiraz/ Tokay 1966 (labelled) Saltram Mamre Brook Cabernet Shiraz 1968 (labelled) Saltram Bin 52 Shiraz/Tokay 1969 (labelled) Saltram Hydraulic Pressing Shiraz 1970 (labelled Saltram Bin 123 Cabernet Sauvignon 1975 (unlabelled) Saltram Vintage Port 1969 (unlabelled) 750ml Bottle

$4000-$5000 per set 56

24L  Peter Lehmann Private Cellar

25L

Rockford

Basket Press Shiraz six magnum mixed set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999. 1.5L Magnum

$1500-$2500 per set 62

26L

Rockford

Black Sparkling Shiraz six bottle mixed set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. 750ml Bottle

$360-$450 per set 62

27L

Rolf Binder

Hanisch three bottle magnum set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 2004, 2005, 2006. 1.5L Magnum

$600-$700 per set 64

28L

Seppeltsfield

Para Vintage Tawny World War I Commemorative Anthology five bottle set. One bottle each of the following: 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918. 100ml Bottle

$4500-$5000 per set 68

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29L St Hallett

Old Block Shiraz three bottle mixed set. One bottle each of the following wines: 1991, 1993, 1995. 1.5L Magnum

$600-$700 per set 70

30L

Teusner

The Righteous Series FG Shiraz 2012. Six bottle set. 1.5L Magnum

$1800-$2500 per set 75

31L

Thorn-Clarke Wines

Shotfire Quartage Cabernet Blend. One bottle each of the following vintages: 2003, 2004, 2005,2006, 2007, 2008. 750ml Bottle

$150-$200 per set 76

32L

Tim Smith Wines

Shiraz ten bottle mixed set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013. 750ml Bottle

$300-$360 per set 77

33L

Torbreck

Les Amis, The Steading and The Pict six bottle mixed set. Two bottle each of the following wines:

$350-$450 per set 78

Les Amis Grenache 2006, The Steading GSM 2006, The Pict Mataro 2006, 750ml Bottle 34L

Torbreck

The Laird Shiraz 2006, 3.0L Double Magnum

$1800-$2500 per bottle 78

35L

Turkey Flat

Shiraz three bottle mixed set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 1997, 1998, 1999. 750ml Bottle

$210-$280 per set 81

36L

Wolf Blass

Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 1998 1.5L Magnum

$500-$600 per bottle 84

37L

Wolf Blass

Platinum Label Shiraz six bottle mixed set. One bottle each of the following vintages: 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010. 750ml bottle

$1200-$1400 per set 84

38L

Artisans of Barossa

Join Artisans of Barossa and Food Luddite for a Long Table Lunch hosted by one of the infamous Artisans and matched with Artisans of Barossa wines. For twelve people.

$1500-$2500 15

39L

Hentley Farm

Take a behind the scenes look at Hentley Farm Wines through a hosted vineyard tour and barrel tasting with winemaker Andrew Quin, followed by a degustation lunch at Hentley Farm’s award winning restaurant with founding owner Keith Hentschke. For four people.

$450-$550 36

40L

Two Hands

Enjoy an informative and entertaining barrel tasting in the Two Hands Winery followed by lunch, including a current portfolio tasting on the Cellar Door Tasting Deck, hosted by owner, Michael Twelftree. For four people.

$250-$300 82

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Artisans of Barossa is a group of like-minded producers with a common goal to protect and promote small batch, sub-regional winemaking. We are seven individual wineries, with different winemaking styles representing the breadth and diversity of our home – the Barossa Valley. What binds us together is a commitment to making inspirational wines that uphold the culture and traditions of Barossa. artisansofbarossa.com

Lot 38L

Special Barossa Experiences: Artisans of Barossa Long Table Lunch for twelve people.

Estimate $1500 to $2500

Join Artisans of Barossa and Food Luddite for a Long Table Lunch hosted by one of the infamous Artisans and matched with Artisans of Barossa wines. For twelve people.

Lot 1-2

Artisans of Barossa Seven Bottle Set

Estimate $550 to $600 per set

One representative wine from each producer has been carefully selected to form the Artisans of Barossa Seven Bottle Set. These wines will reward careful cellaring and become highly sought after by the avid collector.

750mL Bottle

Hobbs of Barossa Ranges Gregor Shiraz 2012 | John Duval Wines Eligo Shiraz 2009 Massena Howling Dog Durif 2012 | Schwarz Wine Company Schiller Shiraz 2012 | Sons of Eden Stavros Mourvèdre 2008 | Spinifex Indigene Shiraz Mataro 2012 | Teusner Righteous Shiraz 2010

The Wine Fraternity, Barons of Barossa was founded in 1975 by a group of influential Barossa wine industry personalities. Membership of the Fraternity is by invitation and is offered to persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the Barossa. The focus of the Barons of Barossa has remained unchanged since its foundation and it continues to proudly and enthusiastically support Barossa wine, viticulture, gastronomy, heritage and the arts. The Baron’s motto is “Glory to Barossa”. baronsofbarossa.com

Lot 1L

Barons Select Shiraz 2012 6.0L Imperial

Estimate $800 to $1200 per bottle

2012 will be known as one of the great Barossa vintages. To celebrate, the Barons selected small parcels of the best 2012 Shiraz from Baron winemakers and blended them together. Only 1200 bottles of this wine was made – this imperial is the only one produced. BAROSSA WINE CHAPTERS AUCTION 2015

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The life cycle of the vines of Barossa’s Bethany Wines has been turning for more than 150 years, since the Schrapel family planted their first vineyards in 1852. The family arrived in South Australia from Silesia eight years previously and made their home in Bethany, the Barossa’s first settlement. Today with Bethany Wines being run by fifth and sixth generations of the same Schrapel family, the vines’ life cycle continues in much the same way as it always has, with minimal intervention from us to produce the best possible vines and grapes. bethany.com.au

Lot 2L

GR Reserve Shiraz 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006

Estimate $450 to $550 per set

Bethany GR Reserve Shiraz is only made from outstanding vintages. A ripe and powerful bouquet, fine and elegant tannin on the palate with a very long aftertaste defines Bethany’s reserve style. These six wines exemplify Bethany’s supreme wine quality produced from its distinctive Barossa foothills vineyard.

Old Vines

Estimate $400 to $500 per bottle

The GR series evolved after 11 years of Shiraz making. It comes from a small vineyard of less than five acres in the foothills of the Barossa Ranges.

Old Vines

Estimate $90 to $100 per bottle

An outstanding vintage for the Barossa, the Bethany GR6 Shiraz is testimony to the excellent vintage at Bethany Wines. This exceptional Bethany icon won Visy Board’s Great Australian Shiraz Challenge Trophy and the International Wine and Spirits Competition Frescobaldi Trophy for the Best Vintage Red Wine in 2004.

Old Vines

The 2008 Bethany LE Shiraz commemorates the dedication of Lawrence and Edna Schrapel, fourth generation vignerons of the Schrapel Family Vineyards. The 2008 vintage of the LE Shiraz expresses to the fullest the true characteristics of Shiraz grown on the foothills of the Barossa.

Old Vines

1.5L Magnum

Estimate $80 to $100 per bottle

Eden Valley Reserve Riesling 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Estimate $150 to $180 per set

Six exceptional release Eden Valley Reserve Rieslings from Bethany’s museum stock. The ideal terroir of the vineyards in the Eden Valley creates Riesling grapes of outstanding quality.

Old Vines

750mL Bottle

Lot 3

GR9 Reserve Shiraz 2004 3.0L Double Magnum

Lot 4

GR6 Reserve Shiraz 1998 750mL Bottle

Lot 5

Lot 6

LE Reserve Shiraz 2008

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Fine Barossa red wines from Charles Melton are crafted to reflect the rhythm of the seasons, the richness of our earth and the quiet patience of its people. Charles Melton Wines has produced fine Barossa red wines, always at our winery on Krondorf Road, since 1984. charlesmeltonwines.com.au

Lot 3L

Nine Popes GSM 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 750mL Bottle

Lot 7

Nine Popes GSM 2005 750ml, 1.5L Magnum, 6.0L Imperial

Lot 8

Nine Popes GSM 2006 750ml, 1.5L Magnum, 6.0L Imperial

Lot 9

Nine Popes GSM 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 750mL Bottle

Estimate $470 to $570 per set

These are the wines for which Charles Melton Wines gratefully receives international recognition as some of the best examples of the Barossa’s viticultural and winemaking heritage. Old vine fruit, the very finest oak and careful ‘hands off’ husbandry in the winery result in wines of stature and longevity that will repay many years of patience.

Estimate $800 to $1000 per set

One bottle of each format size from 2005.

Estimate $800 to $1000 per set

One bottle of each format size from 2006.

Estimate $470 to $570 per set

One bottle of each vintage..

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

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Château Tanunda, ‘Icon of the Barossa’, is Australia’s largest and oldest Château (est. 1890). It is a truly aweinspiring place to visit and is as magnificent as some of the best wine estates and Châteaux anywhere in the world. In 2015 Château Tanunda is celebrating its 125th anniversary. chateautanunda.com

Lot 4L

Château Tanunda Old Vine Series 750mL Bottle

Lot 10

100 Year Old Vines Shiraz 2012 3.0L Double Magnum

Lot 11

Terroirs of the Barossa Greenock Shiraz 2005

Estimate $120 to $170 per set

T hree bottle set made up of one bottle of each of the following wines: Ancestor Vines 2013: 150 Year Old Vines 1858 Field Blend (Grenache, Mourvèdre, Malbec) Centenarian Vines 2012: 100 Year Old Vines Shiraz Survivor Vines 2012: 50 Year Old Vines Shiraz

Estimate $250 to $300 per bottle

2014 : China Wine & Spirits Award Trophy & Barossa Valley Wine of the Year Gold, Berlin Wine Trophy Gold, Mundus Vini Wine Show

Estimate $25 to $35 per bottle

2005: 92 Points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion. 91 Points, The Wine Front, Silver, Syrah du Monde 2011

Old Vines

Estimate $25 to $35 per bottle

2006: 93 Points, The Wine Front 91 Points, Huon Hooke 91 Points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion.

Old Vines

Estimate $25 to $35 per bottle

2008: Gold & Best in Class, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2010

Old Vines

750mL Bottle

Lot 12

Terroirs of the Barossa Greenock Shiraz 2006 750mL Bottle

Lot 13

Terroirs of the Barossa Greenock Shiraz 2008 750mL Bottle

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Centenarian Vines


Lot 14

Terroirs of the Barossa Greenock Shiraz 2009

Estimate $25 to $35 per bottle

2009: Gold Berlin Wine Trophy 2011

Old Vines

Estimate $25 to $35 per bottle

2012: 95 Points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 92+ Points, erobertparker.com

Old Vines

Estimate $25 to $35 per bottle

2010: Double Gold, China Wine & Spirit Awards 2014, Gold, Berlin Wine Trophy 2014, Gold, Mundus Vini 2014, 95 Points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion.

Old Vines

750mL Bottle

Lot 15

Terroirs of the Barossa Greenock Shiraz 2012 750mL Bottle

Lot 16

Terroirs of the Barossa Lyndoch Shiraz 2010 750mL Bottle

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“The mist, the solitude, the forbidden allure: I almost felt like a spy. I was there to taste some of Australia’s most astonishing red wines, yet I hardly dared tell anyone I was going. When I owned up later, and shyly admitted how much I’d liked them, I was met with near-incredulity. At least once, I was asked to confirm what I’d just said. These are the great wines you aren’t, in rightthinking circles, meant to like: too rich, too much alcohol, too many “Parker points”. They swim furiously against Australia’s current tide of early-picking righteousness and buttoned-down restraint. But, sorry folks, great they are.” Decanter.com Andrew Jefford chrisringland.com

Lot 5L

Dry Grown Barossa Ranges Shiraz 2007 3.0L Double Magnum

Estimate $2600 to $3200 per bottle

Sourced from Chris Ringland’s 100 Year Old Barossa Vineyard. Pick 16th April and pressed 22nd April, 2007. Bottled 30th March, 2011. Limited release with only 1300 bottles, 54 magnums, 12 double magnums and three imperials filled.

Exceptional

The Cirillo family are custodians of what are believed to be the oldest continuously producing Grenache and Semillon vineyards in the world. Planted in 1848, these vines are not only a part of the Barossa’s history but also Australia’s winemaking heritage. The Cirillo’s have been the custodians of this great legacy for the past 40 years, but their winemaking heritage spans back over nine generations to the Southern Italian province of Calabria. cirilloestatewines.com.au

Lot 6L

Cirillo 1850 Ancestor Grenache Collection 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 750mL Bottle

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Estimate $500 to $600 per set

This collection is Cirillo Estate’s first release to their current release. From what is known to be the oldest continuously producing Grenache vineyard in the world, this is the only collection of its kind. The wines are further enhanced by being presented in a stunning box crafted by A. Stiller Coopers from a wine vat made in 1848 (the same year the vines were planted). For the successful bidder, Marco Cirillo will conduct a vertical tasting of the wines for up to four people in the Grenache vineyard at a mutually agreed time.

Ancestor Vines


DAVE & PHIL LEHMANN Our first wines made. Stole beautiful Stonewell fruit from Dad’s vineyards and jagged an amazing vintage. These wines gave us the winemaking bug that never left.

Lot 141-144

Stelzer Road Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Ghost Wine’ 1998 750mL Bottle

Lot 145-148

Stonewell Hill Shiraz ‘Ghost Wine’ 1998 750mL Bottle

Estimate $150 to $200 per bottle

The Cabernet was from a small block of 30 year old vines next to Dave’s now house off Stelzer Road. The berries were tiny, and though we picked half a tonne, it was more skins than juice and plunging the small open fermenters took nearly more muscles than we had. Pressing yielded only 1x225l (new) barrique, where the wine stayed for two years prior to bottling.

Estimate $150 to $200 per bottle

The grapes were sourced from the south east corner of the Stonewell Hill block, on the corner of Stonewell and Heinze Roads, from 40 year old Shiraz vines. We picked a tonne. The wine was made in a small open fermenter with hand (and foot) punchdowns for maceration. Pressing was through a tiny basket press, and we finished with enough wine to fill two new 300l hogsheads, where it stayed for two years before bottling.

THE BAROSSA CHAPTERS: RARE & DISTINGUISHED There can be little doubt that if Australia has a regional wine story that has resonance around the world then it is The Barossa, comprised as it is of Barossa Valley and its elevated, beautiful high country, Eden Valley. But The Barossa is more than just a wine region, it is also a vital culture of generational fine wine endeavour, pioneering European influence, gastronomic excellence and strong community spirit. Above all, it is pride in a local sense of purpose and belonging. Rare & Distinguished can only be the best of the best – the greatest and most eked-out expression of your estate and philosophy that you can express. It is not inclusive in its make-up, but it is democratic in the benefit that it confers – an aspiration for, and a demonstration of, excellence and ambition on behalf of the Barossa.

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“When Wayne Dutschke decided to crush grapes from his uncle Ken Semmler’s old St Jakobi vineyard in 1990, it was red wines and fortifieds that would be his focus. Two decades later, the fruit purity and balance in his wines have established his reputation among the best winemakers in the Barossa. He also happens to be one of the most friendly blokes you will ever meet.” Tyson Stelzer and Grant Dodd, Barossa Wine Traveller dutschkewines.com

Lot 17

Oscar Semmler Shiraz 2005 6.0L Imperial

Lot 18

Single Barrel Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Shiraz Set 2008, 2009, 2010

Estimate $600 to $700 per bottle

Estimate $240 to $270 per set

The Oscar Semmler Shiraz is the reserve label for Dutschke, representing ‘the best of the vintage’ from the 1975 block of Shiraz on the St. Jakobi vineyard. The wine is released directly from the Dutschke’s cellar.

This three bottle set is made up of one bottle of each of the following: 2008 Shiraz, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2010 Cabernet Shiraz.

750mL Bottle

Lot 19

St Jakobi Shiraz 2003 1.5L Magnum

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Estimate $60 to $80 per bottle

The sixth release of the Dutschke St Jakobi Shiraz. A single vineyard wine produced from Shiraz grapes grown on Ken and Helen Semmler’s St Jakobi vineyard at Lyndoch. Rich and focused dark plum, black cherry and chocolate flavours, combined with fresh acidity and soft drying tannin have allowed this wine to age gracefully. 94 points, James Halliday. Australian Wine Companion

Survivor Vines


Elderton Wines is a showcase of the absolute best that the Barossa has to offer. Owned by the Ashmead family, whose vision is to achieve excellence in making wine from distinguished sites in the Barossa. They celebrate the individual terroirs of each of the sites and aim to produce wines that show true regional history and character, varietal definition and a healthy slice of their own personalities. eldertonwines.com.au

Lot 7L

Command Single Vineyard Shiraz 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

Estimate $1000 to $1200 per set

Since inception in 1984, Command has been heralded as one of the world’s great wines and is sourced from a single block of vines planted in 1894. “A modern classic” Wine Spectator.

Estimate $60 to $70 per bottle

An outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon from a producer who has previously won the Jimmy Watson Trophy for this variety. A rare wine which is grown on one of the oldest surviving Cabernet vineyards in the Barossa, and the world.

Estimate $1000 to $1200 per bottle

A pre-release. Wine will be sent direct from the winery at time of release in March 2016. “A modern classic” Wine Spectator.

Excellent

750mL Bottle

Lot 20

Ashmead Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 750mL Bottle

Lot 21

Command Single Vineyard Shiraz 2012 6.0L Imperial

Lot 22

Ode to Lorraine Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 2012

Estimate $30 to $40 per bottle

Excellent

Produced to celebrate the efforts and contribution of one of Elderton’s co-founders, Lorraine Ashmead.

750mL Bottle

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“Rob Gibson is a mainstay of the Barossa and impossible to miss – not least for his signature moustache. After 22 years in winemaking and viticulture at Penfolds Wines, he utilised his intimate knowledge of the Barossa’s best vineyard sites to establish his family label in 1997. He has since built a strong following as a specialist in Shiraz and Merlot.” Tyson Stelzer and Grant Dodd, Barossa Wine Traveller gibsonwines.com.au

Lot 8L

Reserve Merlot 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 750mL Bottle

Lot 23-24

Bin 60 Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & Eden Valley Shiraz 2008

Estimate $360 to $420 per set

An oddity from the Barossa but consistently reviewed at 90+ points by Huon Hooke and James Halliday. Presented in a branded wooden box.

Estimate $300 to $350 per bottle

Never released before. A very special wine made for sextarians on Rob Gibson’s 60th… a long liver. 1500 numbered bottles produced.

750mL Bottle

Lot 25

Australian Old Vine Collection Shiraz 2004 750mL Bottle

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Estimate $70 to $100 per bottle

The first vintage of this wine scored a double gold in the San Francisco Wine Competition. 1800 bottle production. Has since gone on to be a regular 95+ point rated wine internationally.

Ancestor Vines


The first Glaetzers settled in the Barossa Valley in 1888 after emigrating from Brandenburg, Germany. Over a century later, winemaking patriarch Colin Glaetzer established Glaetzer Wines, a boutique family-owned winery producing premium Barossa Valley wines. Today, Colin’s son Ben carries on the winemaking traditions at Glaetzer Wines. Indeed it was the birth of Glaetzer Wines that signalled a new era for Colin’s family, which boasts more than its fair share of winemakers. glaetzer.com

Lot 9L

Amon-Ra Shiraz Mini-vertical 2004, 2006 750mL Bottle

Estimate $1000 to $1200 per set

Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz is one of the Barossa’s most admired wines. The wine typically shows magnificent power and richness with superb balance and elegance. The purity of expression and multi-layered structure allows this wine to mature with elegance for decades.

Outstanding

This set is made up of six bottles of 2004 and six bottles of 2006 Amon-Ra Shiraz.

Lot 26

Amon-Ra Shiraz 2008, 2010 750mL Bottle

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Anaperenna Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 1.5L Magnum

Estimate $1000 to $1200 per set

This set is made up of six bottles of 2008 and six bottles of 2010 Amon-Ra Shiraz.

Estimate $100 to $120 per bottle

The 1.5 litre gift-boxed 2012 Anaperenna Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is full bodied yet has great refinement and focus with a very long and satisfying finish. A delight when young that will evolve into a beauty.

Outstanding

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Glen Eldon Wines was established by the Sheedy family in 1997. Family owned and operated, Mary and Richard Sheedy have built Glen Eldon into a premium winery specialising in regional wines of distinctive quality. gleneldonwines.com.au

Lot 33

Dry Bore Shiraz 2010 6.0L Imperial

Lot 34

Dry Bore Shiraz 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 750mL

Lot 238

Special Barossa Experiences: Glen Eldon Wines barrel tasting, vertical tasting of Dry Bore Shiraz and degustation lunch for ten people.

Estimate $100 to $150 per bottle

“Outstanding vintage.” 94 points, James Halliday. Australian Wine Companion

Estimate $250 to $300 per set

An exceptional rare release of six vintages of Dry Bore Shiraz. Made up of two bottles of each vintage all wines have been reviewed 90 points or higher, including Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s 4th Best Wine in the World for the 2004 Dry Bore Shiraz.

Estimate $600 to $1000

Meet Richard Sheedy, Glen Eldon Wines winemaker and proprietor and sample wines from barrels, take part in a vertical tasting of six vintages of Dry Bore Shiraz and then relax and enjoy a six course degustation lunch crafted to match the current release wines plus some museum wines from Richard’s own cellar. For ten people.

T H E BA ROS S A C H A P T E R S : G E N E R AT I O N S Generations is the connective tissue that holds together the past, the present and the future of the Barossa. By extension, it is also the link between the old, the new and the as yet un-realised. It may be a bloodline, a shared point of origin, an inheritance or simply a commonly-held belief. The benefit of ‘Generations’ can be found among the families, the vineyards, the history and the wine stories of the Barossa. “The Generations Lunch created a connection between young and old, rich and poor, English and German, old money, new money… and no money.” Brian Walsh

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God’s Hill Wines is a family business producing a small selection of premium quality red and white wines, situated in the famous Barossa Valley. Their style is the continuation of a tradition that has been practised since Roman times in the Campania region of Central Italy. After establishing God’s Hill Vineyard with his family, Charlie Scalzi’s love and passion for fine wine created the God’s Hill Wines label. In doing so he has followed in the footsteps of his ancestors, bringing an ancient tradition to a new land. godshillwines.com

Lot 35-36

Soulmate Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 750mL Bottle

Estimate $500 to $550 per bottle

A limited production wine from the best 12 rows in a single vineyard in Lyndoch, with only 800 numbered bottles available for sale.

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As a fifth-generation Barossa vigneron, Grant spent his boyhood immersed in the wine industry, watching his father and grandfather build respected wine businesses and learning traditional winemaking techniques. In 1988 he established Grant Burge Wines, now a leading Barossa brand producing wines with worldwide acclaim. grantburgewines.com.au

Lot 10L

Meshach Shiraz 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999 750mL Bottle

Lot 37

Meshach Shiraz 2003 6.0L Imperial

Estimate $900 to $1000 per set

Estimate $1000 to $1400 per bottle

The majority of the fruit for this iconic wine is handpicked from the Filsell vineyard, where the vines are nearing 100 years old. Smaller parcels are also sourced from even older premium vines in the Barossa to add further complexity to the wine. The age of these vines means Meshach is made from fruit with tremendous concentration and intensity. A rare back vintage selection from Grant’s personal cellar, hand selected for this auction.

The 2003 growing season was a drier season, with warmer weather just before picking which provided fruit of richness and intensity from the aged vines.

Outstanding Survivor Vines

Outstanding Survivor Vines

Lot 38

Meshach Shiraz 2005 1.5L Magnum

Estimate $250 to $300 per bottle

An elegant wine, showing great depth and intensity that has the potential to age gracefully for 20 years or more.

Outstanding Survivor Vines

Lot 39

Meshach Shiraz 2006 1.5L Magnum

Lot 40

Meshach Shiraz 2008 1.5L Magnum

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Estimate $250 to $300 per bottle

Estimate $250 to $300 per bottle

The elegant 2006 vintage saw good winter rains which provided subsoil moisture. The spring and early summer were warm and dry allowing the fruit to mature with intense varietal character and complex flavours.

Concentrated, yet finely balanced, this bold, intense wine comes from a classic vintage.

Outstanding Survivor Vines

Outstanding Survivor Vines


Lot 41

Meshach Shiraz 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 750mL Bottle

Lot 239

Special Barossa Experiences: Grant Burge hosted luncheon or dinner in the Meshach Cellar for twelve people.

Estimate $800 to $900 per set

A special vertical of renowned vintages from Grant’s personal cellar.

Outstanding Survivor Vines

Estimate $1400 to $2000

An experience not to be forgotten with either a luncheon or dinner with Grant Burge in the Meshach Cellar match with Grant Burge icon wines and back vintage Meshach. For twelve people.

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Owned by Michael and Annabelle Waugh, Greenock Creek Wines is a genuine estate winery. The vineyards are dry grown and the grapes from each patch are kept separate and processed in the small winery. The overarching philosophy is to make the best possible wine from estate grown grapes. greenockcreekwines.com.au

Lot 11L

Roennfeldt Road Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz 1998, 1999, 2000

Estimate $1300 to $1500 per set

The flagship wine of Greenock Creek presenting one bottle of Roennfeldt Road Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon across each of the 1998, 1999, 2000 vintages.

Estimate $150 to $170 per set

Seven Acre vineyard was established in 1990 and is located on the Radford Rd property in Seppeltsfield. The wine is matured in American oak for 27 months. One bottle of each vintage.

750mL Bottle

Lot 42

Seven Acre Shiraz 2004, 2005, 2006 750mL Bottle

Hart of the Barossa is a family owned artisan wine brand, created by vintners Alisa and Michael Hart. The Hart vineyard block, planted in 1902, is the oldest certified organic vineyard in the Barossa Valley. The Hart family’s passion is to create bold and authentic wine from the purest grapes nature can offer, reflecting the seasons, sustainable farming and natural winemaking philosophy. hartofthebarossa.com.au

Lot 43

Hart of the Barossa Red Set: Shiraz; Old Vine Shiraz; Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Estimate $120 to $150 per set

Hart of the Barossa’s best reds from the outstanding 2012 vintage. One bottle of each wine.

Estimate $120 to $150 per set

Five consecutive vintages of Hart of the Barossa’s limited release Shiraz, The Brave.

750mL Bottle

Lot 44

The Brave Shiraz 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 750mL Bottle

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Outstanding


“When I started out in the wine industry, I quickly fell in love with Shiraz from the Barossa Valley, South Australia. However, it was the discovery of Shiraz from Côte Rotie in France’s Rhone Valley that would ultimately give me the inspiration to work as a winemaker.” Alex Head headwines.com.au

Lot 45

Ancestor Vine Grenache 2013 1.5L Magnum

Lot 46

Old Vine Grenache 2013 1.5L Magnum

Lot 47

The Blonde Shiraz 2013 1.5L Magnum

Lot 48

The Brunette Shiraz 2013 1.5L Magnum

Estimate $150 to $200 per bottle

Presented in a wooden box with a perspex lid showcasing the magnum.

Old Vines Ancestor Vines

Estimate $80 to $100 per bottle

Presented in a wooden box with a perspex lid showcasing the magnum.

Old Vines Ancestor Vines

Estimate $80 to $100 per bottle

Presented in a wooden box with a perspex lid showcasing the magnum.

Old Vines Ancestor Vines

Estimate $80 to $100 per bottle

Presented in a wooden box with a perspex lid showcasing the magnum.

Old Vines Ancestor Vines

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Heathvale Vineyard wines reflect the unique piece of land, in the Eden Valley, that William Heath selected as his own in the late 1800’s. The wines reflect vintage and seasonal variation but are strongly regional in character - rich in flavour, well-structured and balanced with an understated elegance. heathvale.com

Lot 49-51

The Belief Sagrantino 2010 1.5L Magnum

Lot 52

The Provenance Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Estimate $60 to $80 per bottle

Heathvale’s first commercial vintage release of this unique and special variety from Umbria in Italy. Savoury, dark and delicious. Exclusive bottling in magnum of this vintage.

Estimate $35 to $45 per bottle

A special and seamlessly integrated blend from an outstanding vintage produced as a flagship wine not normally commercially available. The individual wines were both rated 95 points in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2014.

Estimate $240 to $300 per set

A vertical of Heathvale’s best vintages, including the ‘William Heath’ Reserve Shiraz. The collection is the only one of its kind and is made up of one bottle of each vintage listed.

750mL Bottle

Lot 53

The Reward Shiraz 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 750mL Bottle

The word “Hemera” is of Greek origin which means “goddess of daylight”. This name was chosen to highlight the fact that Hemera Estate is one of the first vineyards in the Southern Barossa to receive the morning light. Formerly known as Ross Estate, Hemera Estate is a 20 year old southern Barossa winery with 110 acres of vines. This rich land is home to an abundance of quality vines with many different grape varieties including the defining 101 year Old Vine Grenache. hemeraestate.com.au

Lot 54

Limited Release Collection 750mL Bottle

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Estimate $210 to $260 per set

This collection is made up of one bottle of each of the following: Limited Release 100 Year Old Grenache 2012 Limited Release Block 3A Shiraz 2012 Limited Release Merlot 2012 Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Limited Release Lynedoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Limited Release Cabernet Franc 2012

Centenarian Vines


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The Henschke family has been making wine since Johann Christian Henschke planted a small vineyard on his diverse farming property at Keyneton in 1862. Each generation has built upon the foundations of Henschke. In more recent times, fourth-generation Cyril Henschke pioneered varietal and singlevineyard wines at a time when blended wines and fortifieds were in vogue. Today, it is fifth-generation Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue at the helm, passionately upholding the family name and reputation. This highly regarded team has won a multitude of awards that recognise the complementary nature of their roles; Stephen as winemaker and Prue as viticulturist. Henschke boasts a strong portfolio, with a focus on ultra-premium single-vineyard wines. They maintain their “exceptional wines from outstanding vineyards” by sourcing additional fruit from growers of excellence, from the Eden Valley, Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills regions. henschke.com.au

Lot 12L

Hill of Grace Shiraz 2009 6.0L Imperial

Lot 13L

Mount Edelstone Shiraz Mini-vertical 2004, 2005, 2006 750mL Bottle

Lot 55

Abbott’s Prayer Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 1996

Estimate $6000 to $7000 per bottle

Estimate $500 to $600 per set

Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot 2001 1.5L Magnum

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Three outstanding vintages of arguably Australia’s longest consecutively produced single vineyard wine and one of Australia’s greatest Shiraz wines. Dry grown on own roots planted in 1912 in Eden Valley by Ronald Angas. Cyril Henschke’s first vintage was 1952. Biodynamic. From Henschke museum stock.

Estimate $250 to $350 per bottle

An exceptional vintage for this famous single vineyard Adelaide Hills Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon planted by Lenswood pioneers, Stephen and Prue Henschke in 1985. The label links together the history, religion and pioneers of this mountainous region. Limited production from Henschke museum stock.

Estimate $300 to $400 per bottle

An excellent 24th vintage for Eden Valley’s most highly-rated single vineyard Cabernet produced since 1978, and named in tribute of varietal pioneer, fourth generation winemaker, Cyril Henschke. Limited production from Henschke museum stock.

1.5L Magnum

Lot 56

Renowned for its character and provenance, Henschke Hill of Grace is one of Australia’s longest continuously produced and most famous single vineyard, single variety wines. Dry grown on own roots planted in the 1860s in Eden Valley by Nicolaus Stanitzki. It is handcrafted from a beautiful site at the Hill of Grace church where the vines, now over 150 years of age, deliver fruit of incomparable texture and complexity. First made by Cyril Henschke in 1958, the exceptional Henschke Hill of Grace 2009 is the 52nd vintage.

Exceptional Ancestor Vines

Exceptional Centenarian Vines

Outstanding


Lot 57

Hill of Grace Shiraz 1996 1.5L Magnum

Estimate $1200 to $1400 per bottle

First made by Cyril Henschke in 1958, the 1996 Magnum is from an exceptional vintage. Limited production from Henschke museum stock.

Exceptional Ancestor Vines

Lot 58

Hill of Grace Shiraz 2009 750mL Bottle

Estimate $500 to $600 per bottle

Renowned for its character and provenance, Henschke Hill of Grace is one of Australia’s longest continuously produced and most famous single vineyard, single variety wines.

Exceptional Ancestor Vines

Lot 59

Julius Riesling 2013 1.5L Magnum

Lot 60

Julius Riesling 2006, 2007, 2008 750mL Bottle

Lot 61

Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2001 1.5L Magnum

Lot 62

Tappa Pass Shiraz 2004 1.5L Magnum

Estimate $60 to $80 per bottle

The first vintage of Henschke’s Julius Eden Valley reserve selection Riesling bottled in Stelvin magnum format. Named in tribute to ancestor Julius Henschke, a highly acclaimed artist and sculptor. Extremely limited production.

Estimate $100 to $150 per set

Three outstanding museum release Eden Valley reserve selection Rieslings named in tribute to ancestor Julius Henschke, a highly acclaimed artist and sculptor.

Estimate $300 to $400 per bottle

An excellent vintage of arguably Australia’s longest consecutively produced single vineyard wine and one of Australia’s greatest Shiraz wines. Named Edelstone after a yellow opal gemstone. Dry grown on own roots planted in 1912 in Eden Valley by Ronald Angas. Cyril Henschke’s first vintage was 1952. Limited production from Henschke museum stock.

Estimate $180 to $200 per bottle

Exceptional Centenarian Vines

An excellent vintage produced from parcels of fruit of overwhelming quality from 50-year-old low yielding vines from grower vineyards in Tappa Pass and Light Pass growing on ancient terra rossa soil. Limited production from Henschke museum stock. BAROSSA WINE CHAPTERS AUCTION 2015

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Hentley Farm specialises in producing premium quality, single-estate and single-block wines solely from the vines grown on the Seppeltsfield property. Hentley Farm is a 150 acre vineyard and mixed farming property on the banks of Greenock Creek which its founders Keith and Alison Hentschke acquired in the 1990s. hentleyfarm.com.au

Lot 39L

Special Barossa Experiences: Hentley Farm vineyard tour, barrel tasting and degustation lunch for four people.

Estimate $450 to $550

Take a behind the scenes look at Hentley Farm Wines through a hosted vineyard tour and barrel tasting with winemaker Andrew Quin, followed by a degustation lunch at Hentley Farm’s award winning restaurant with founding owner Keith Hentschke. For four people.

Lot 63

Hentley Farm Red Collection 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Estimate $600 to $700 per set

The Beauty Shiraz 2007 – a fitting partner to the Beast, this is a wine of elegance. The Beauty displays lifted aromatics, along with the softness and subtlety befitting a wine of this name. The Beast Shiraz 2008 – like the fabled character, the Beast is big and bold, yet has a beautiful soft side. Expect great concentration of flavour and richness, with soft grippy tannins. von Kasper Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 – true to both region and variety, the von Kasper displays the intense fruit expected from the Barossa, with the essential underlying herbaceousness of Cabernet. Clos Otto Shiraz 2010 – Hentley Farm’s flagship wine – rich and opulent. One of the finest examples of single block Shiraz from North Western Barossa. The Creation Shiraz 2011 – each year winemaker, Andrew Quin, creates a small production and members only single-block wine that he feels best exemplifies the influence of Hentley Farm’s unique and diverse site conditions. H-Block Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – two Cabernet Sauvignon parcels and a Shiraz parcel sit side by side, creating the perfect single block expression of this great Australian blend. Effectively a blend of Clos Otto and von Kasper!

Estimate $500 to $600 per bottle

Hentley Farm’s flagship wine – rich and opulent. One of the finest examples of single block Shiraz from North Western Barossa.

750mL Bottle

Lot 64

Clos Otto 2010 Shiraz 2010 3.0L Double Magnum

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Hewitson makes its home amongst some of the oldest vineyards in the world. Discovering the beauty within these venerable old vines, and expressing their distinctive characters through winemaking that respects tradition and understands progress, is the essence of Hewitson. Hewitson was founded in 1998. From his extensive travels and vast experience of working and travelling the world of wine, owner and winemaker Dean Hewitson came to the realisation that South Australia’s strength lies in its very old vineyards, many of them dry grown from the 19th Century and therefore the oldest of their type in the world. hewitson.com.au

Lot 14L

Old Garden Mourvèdre 2005, 2006, 2010 1.5L Magnum

Lot 65-68

Old Garden Mourvèdre 2005 750mL Bottle

Lot 69-72

Old Garden Mourvèdre 2006 750mL Bottle

In 1853 Friedrich Koch planted this Mourvèdre vineyard in the heart of the Barossa Valley, in the area now known as Rowland Flat. These vines are thought to be the oldest Mourvèdre vines in the world.

Ancestor Vines

Estimate $50 to $60 per bottle

Each lot is made up of three bottles.

Ancestor Vines

Estimate $50 to $60 per bottle

Each lot is made up of three bottles.

Estimate $300 to $500 per set

Ancestor Vines

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THE BAROSSA CHAPTERS: OLD VINES The Barossa contains some of the oldest vineyards in the world – with one example dating back to 1843 – but until recent times, there was no formal schedule of classification or registration. In 2009, the Barossa Old Vine Charter was instituted to register vineyards by age, so that older vines could be preserved, retained and promoted. The Charter groups vineyards into four categories by age: (in ascendant order) Old Vines (Equal or greater than 35 years of age); Survivor Vines (Equal or greater than 70 years of age); Centenarian Vines (Equal or greater than 100 years of age) and Ancestor Vines (Equal or greater than 125 years of age). “In the perception of the serious wine-drinker, the Old World owns the integrity to old vineyards. To take an Old Vine Charter to the world will cause a lot of people that take Australia for granted to think again. This charter is about integrity: about hoping that the wines we put in front of people express the place and the variety. It is a necessary evolution that signifies the growing up of Australia.” Robert Hill-Smith 38


Hutton Vale Farm has been part of a mixed farming business in the Angas family since 1843. The current custodians, Jan and John Angas, have a philosophy of sustainable farming for all their produce. With over 160 years of knowledge of their land filtering through, from generation to generation the Angas’ kitchen table is laden with home produce including wine, lamb, vegetables and artisan chutney. huttonvale.com

Lot 240

Special Barossa Experiences Hutton Vale Farm’s ‘Little Camino’ guided walk and hosted lunch for eight people.

Estimate $1600 to $2000

Take a gentle stroll through the Eden Valley from Gruenberg Church, past the Hill of Grace Vineyard and onwards to Hutton Vale Farm. Relax and enjoy a generous lunch of Hutton Vale Farm produce and wine, prepared and hosted by 6th generation custodians John and Jan Angas and winemaker Kym Teusner. For eight people.

“There is one name associated with Australian Merlot more than any other, and that name is Jim Irvine. His Springhill vineyard in the Eden Valley is the home of his iconic ‘Grand Merlot’ and no less than six other straight and blended versions of his beloved variety.” Tyson Stelzer and Grant Dodd, Barossa Wine Traveller irvinewines.com.au

Lot 73

James Irvine Grand Merlot 1998 3.0L Double Magnum

Lot 74

James Irvine Grand Merlot 2009 3.0L Double Magnum

Lot 75

James Irvine Grand Merlot 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 750mL Bottle

Estimate $300 to $400 per bottle

Gold Medal at Intervin, USA.

Estimate $250 to $300 per bottle

Won Double Gold at China Wine and Spirits Awards in 2014.

Estimate $350 to $400 per set

From Australia’s only Merlot specialists.

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Pernod Ricard Winemakers Australia is a premium winemaking business owned by Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Formerly known as Orlando Wines, this was the first international wine business acquired by Pernod Ricard in 1989. Today, the business is responsible for producing a diverse portfolio of award winning Australian wine brands which is led by Jacob’s Creek, Wyndham Estate, St Hugo, Richmond Grove and Morris. jacobscreek.com

Lot 15L

Steingarten Riesling 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 750mL Bottle

Lot 76

Centenary Hill Barossa Shiraz 2002 3.0L Double Magnum

Lot 77

Centenary Hill Barossa Shiraz 2002 6.0L Imperial

Lot 78

Centenary Hill Barossa Shiraz 2003 1.5L Magnum

Lot 79

Centenary Hill Barossa Shiraz 2004 1.5L Magnum

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Estimate $250 to $350 per set

Steingarten is an iconic wine, first released in 1968 with the 1967 vintage. Displaying cool climate Riesling characters of lemon-lime and grapefruit on the palate, its chalky acidity provides great longevity.

Estimate $250 to $300 per bottle

Centenary Hill is a fine example of ‘Old Vine’ Barossa Shiraz with rich plum, prune and dried fruit flavours and a velvety soft tannin finish. Will improve with further cellaring.

Old Vines

Estimate $400 to $500 per bottle

Centenary Hill is a fine example of ‘Old Vine’ Barossa Shiraz from one of the coolest vintages for many decades. A stunning wine that will improve in bottle for many years.

Old Vines

Estimate $100 to $150 per bottle

Centenary Hill is a fine example of ‘Old Vine’ Barossa Shiraz with rich plum, prune and dried fruit flavours and a velvety soft tannin finish. Will improve with further cellaring.

Old Vines

Estimate $100 to $150 per bottle

A great example of the classic full-bodied Barossa Shiraz style from a top vintage, this 2004 classic is showing fresh plum, spice and red berry flavours with ripe soft tannins.

Old Vines


Lot 80

Centenary Hill Barossa Shiraz 2004 6.0L Imperial

Lot 81

Centenary Hill Barossa Shiraz 2005 1.5L Magnum

Lot 82

Centenary Hill Barossa Shiraz 2006 1.5L Magnum

Lot 83

Centenary Hill Barossa Shiraz 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 750mL Bottles

Estimate $400 to $500 per bottle

A great example of the classic full-bodied Barossa Shiraz style from a top vintage, this 2004 festival of flavours is showing fresh plum, spice and red berry flavours with ripe soft tannins.

Old Vines

Estimate $100 to $150 per bottle

A fine example of the classic full-bodied Barossa Shiraz style, this 2005 vintage is showing rich plum, spice and red berry flavours with ripe soft tannins on the finish.

Old Vines

Estimate $100 to $150 per bottle

2006 is one of the great red vintages of the last decade. This Shiraz is a fine example of the Barossa style, showing rich plum, spice and red berry flavours with soft tannins.

Old Vines

Estimate $300 to $350 per set

A rare offering of six great vintages from a true Barossa Valley icon, including three Trophy winning wines. Made from distinguished ‘Old Vine’ Shiraz vineyards, which express great power of fruit and unique texture.

Old Vines

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“John Duval has 36 vintages of experience making wine in the Barossa, including many years of involvement with some of its world-class old vineyards. In 2003, after 29 years with Penfolds, John established John Duval Wines. This ‘one man band’ operation is perhaps the antithesis to the magnitude of Penfolds, but what has not changed is that he continues to source Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre from some of the great old vineyards of the Barossa and Eden Valleys.” Tyson Stelzer and Grant Dodd, Barossa Wine Traveller johnduvalwines.com

Lot 16L

Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Estimate $250 to $350 per set

Plexus; A blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Arguably can be referred to as ‘the classic Barossa blend’, due to the old vineyard resources and how well these varieties blend together. Presented in a wooden gift box.

Estimate $70 to $80 per bottle

The inspiration from the Barossa’s best Old Vine Grenache vineyards created Annexus, an addition to John Duval Wines’ Plexus Blend. A small unique blend selected from their best old low-yielding Grenache vineyards.

750mL Bottle

Lot 84

Annexus Grenache 2013 750mL Bottle

Lot 85

Eligo Shiraz 2005 1.5L Magnum

Lot 86

Eligo Shiraz 2005 3.0L Double Magnum

Lot 87

Eligo Shiraz 2010 3.0L Double Magnum

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Estimate $200 to $250 per bottle

Eligo represents the best of the vintage and is sourced from some excellent Shiraz vineyards in the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley regions. First released from the 2005 vintage. Rated 96 points James Halliday Australian Wine Companion.

Estimate $400 to $500 per bottle

Estimate $400 to $500 per bottle

Gift boxed. Rated 98 points. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate.

Excellent


Lot 88

Eligo Shiraz 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 750mL Bottle

Lot 89

Entity Shiraz 2006 3.0L Double Magnum

Lot 90

Entity Shiraz 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Estimate $550 to $650 per set

Estimate $200 to $250 per bottle

Trophy at International Wine Challenge, London.

Estimate $300 to $350 per set

Entity; An elegant expression of Old Vine Shiraz, matured in subtle French oak. Blackberry and blueberry fruit intensity and fine tannin structure ensure its cellaring potential. One bottle of each vintage.

750mL Bottle

Lot 91

Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre 2006

One bottle from every vintage made, presented in a wooden gift box.

Estimate $160 to $200 per bottle

Excellent

3.0L Double Magnum

Lot 92

Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Estimate $600 to $800 per set

One magnum of each vintage, separately gift boxed.

Excellent

1.5L Magnum

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The Kaesler family were pioneers who settled in the Barossa Valley in the 1840’s. In 1891 they bought a parcel of land, and in 1893 planted their first vines. Today, Kaesler wines are made from these ancient, dry grown vineyards by the third owners of this magnificent property. kaesler.com.au

Lot 17L

Old Bastard Shiraz 2010 5.0L Bottle

Lot 93

Alte Reben Shiraz 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 750mL Bottle

Estimate $1200 to $1300 per bottle

Estimate $800 to $1000 per set

Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz is the flagship wine from Kaesler wines. Single vineyard Shiraz sourced from original 1893 Shiraz vineyard located at Nuriootpa. This is one of only twelve 5.0L bottles produced.

Alte Reben, planted in 1899, is a single vineyard wine and will cellar for 20 years. Two bottles of each vintage.

Outstanding Centenarian Vines

Centenarian Vines

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The Kalleske family have been farming and growing grapes since 1853 near the village of Greenock. After six generations of growing grapes, winemaker and seventh generation family member, Troy Kalleske, together with his brother Tony, established the Kalleske winery and made the first ‘Kalleske’ wine released in 2004. The winery is situated on the family estate where traditional winemaking techniques ensure the vineyard realises its full potential as wine. The vineyard is low- yielding with grapes grown organically and biodynamically, and the winery is also certified biodynamic/organic. The Kalleske family are active practitioners of sustainable farming. They are caretakers of the land and not only want to maintain the environment but improve it for future generations. kalleske.com

Lot 18L

Moppa Shiraz 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 750mL Bottle

Lot 94

Eduard Shiraz 2009 3.0L Double Magnum

Lot 95

Greenock Shiraz 1999 750mL Bottle

Lot 96

Greenock Shiraz 2005 1.5L Magnum

Lot 97

Johann Georg Old Vine Shiraz 2003 750mL Bottle

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Estimate $250 to $350 per set

The Moppa sub-region North-West of Greenock is the home of the Kalleske farm where the family has been farming continuously since 1853. In the 1800’s gold was mined in the Moppa region, now the Kalleske boys produce liquid gold! One bottle of each vintage.

Estimate $350 to $400 per bottle

Basis is a 1905 dry grown vineyard. Trophy and Best Wine of Show at the International Organic Wine Awards, Germany (over 600 entries). Rated 96 points by James Halliday Australian Wine Companion.

Estimate $60 to $70 per bottle

Troy Kalleske was still cutting his teeth when he made this wine. Nine years on he was honoured to be named 2008 Barons of Barossa Winemaker of the Year.

Estimate $100 to $150 per bottle

Gold Medal at BioFach, Best Shiraz of Organic Wine Show Australia/New Zealand. Rated 96 points by Robert Parker Jr. “A Joseph’s Coat array of flavours, 96 points” James Halliday. Australian Wine Companion

Estimate $100 to $130 per bottle

From vines planted in 1875, Johann was rated 97 points by Robert Parker Jr. “The ‘standard’ 2003 Kalleske Greenock Shiraz was pretty amazing, but this is something else again.” Max Allen.

Centenarian Vines

Centenarian Vines

Excellent Ancestor Vines


Lot 98

Johann Georg Old Vine Shiraz 2009 6.0L Imperial

Lot 99

Old Vine Grenache 2003 750mL Bottle

Lot 100

Single Vintage Tawny 1978 500mL Bottle

Estimate $1000 to $1200 per bottle

Estimate $50 to $60 per bottle

Estimate $100 to $150 per bottle

From an 1875 dry grown single vineyard. Won GRAND Gold Medal at the International Organic Wine Awards. Rated 96 points by James Halliday. “Controlled might and power, length, polish, and more.” Campbell Mattinson.

A 1935 dry grown single vineyard. Rated 97 points by Robert Parker Jr. “It’s concentrated and brooding, with black pastille fruit, spice and lifted perfume.” Tyson Stelzer.

Excellent Ancestor Vines

Survivor Vines

In 1978 John Kalleske couldn’t sell all his grapes so he turned them into wine. Ironically his son Troy was born during this vintage, who then went on to become a winemaker.

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Kellermeister was originally founded by Ralph Jones in 1976 and named in honour of his German mother, who died when he was a young boy and whose maiden name he recalled as being ‘Keller’ before being anglicized. Kellermeister is now owned and operated by the Pearce family. While continuing to do small things well and have fun along the way, winemaker/owner Mark Pearce has firmly established considerable pedigree in recent years, particularly around the winery’s Shiraz and Grenache-based wines. kellermeister.com.au

Lot 101

Black Sash Shiraz 2010 750mL Bottle

Lot 102

Wild Witch Shiraz 2012 750mL Bottle

Lot 103

Wild Witch Shiraz 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 750mL Bottle

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Special Barossa Experiences Kellermeister cellar tour, tasting and lunch for ten people.

Estimate $40 to $60 per bottle

Awarded Best International Shiraz at the Vienna International Wine Challenge, Kellermeister Black Sash Shiraz is handcrafted with the use of traditional methods from the fruit of Old Vines.

Estimate $80 to $90 per bottle

Wild Witch showcases the most magical Shiraz of each Barossa vintages – and only if the quality is truly exceptional. 2012 Wild Witch continues the amazing pedigree of this highly awarded Barossa icon.

Estimate $350 to $400 per set

This vertical collection of Kellermeister’s highly-pointed Wild Witch Shiraz includes the world-topping 2008 Vintage – Awarded World’s best Shiraz, Australia’s Best Shiraz and the Barossa’s Best Shiraz at the London International Wine Challenge. One bottle of each vintage.

Estimate $500 to $1000

Hosted by Kellermeister winemaker and owner, Mark Pearce, enjoy a tour of the Kellermeister cellar, taste recent ferments and barrel tastings, followed by a local produce platter matched with wine whilst overlooking the spectacular Barossa ranges. For ten people.


“To step into Langmeil is to take a trip back to 1842 and into the second German settlement in the Barossa Valley. The old buildings of the original village are still standing, as is the 1843 Freedom vineyard, believed to contain the oldest Shiraz vines in Australia, and perhaps the world.” Tyson Stelzer and Grant Dodd, Barossa Wine Traveller langmeilwinery.com.au

Lot 19L

The Freedom 1843 Shiraz 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 750mL Bottle

Lot 104

Double Magnum Collection 2012 3.0L Double Magnum

Estimate $500 to $600 per set

Estimate $1000 to $1500 per set

The Freedom 1843 Shiraz vineyard is over 170 years old, making it one of the oldest and rarest vineyard treasures in the Barossa Valley and indeed the world – a true taste of history. Rated 94 pts James Halliday Australia Wine Companion, 94 pts Wine Spectator, 95 pts The Wine Advocate.

Langmeil Winery’s collection of these prestigious old vine garden wines offer the purest expression of quality, deep-rooted, rare, old, distinguished Barossa vineyards and varieties. Proven pedigree and a brilliant cellaring opportunity. The Freedom 1843 Shiraz 2012 Orphan Bank Shiraz 2012 Jackamans Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 The Fifth Wave Grenache 2012

Excellent Ancestor Vines

Excellent

Ancestor Vines Survivor Vines Survivor Vines Old Vines

THE BAROSSA CHAPTERS: SHIRAZ AS OUR HERO With over 45,000 ha planted throughout the country, Shiraz is synonymous with Australia, and the Barossa is often regarded as its spiritual home. Violet to inky black, often stone-fruit driven, a little licorice-tinged, and usually supported by warm, earthy tannins, Shiraz – while almost always ‘generous’ – can also be as fine and supple as it is full-bodied. Debate may rage over what is the Barossa’s ‘greatest’ wine, but even among the apologists for blends, Grenache, Cabernet, Mataro, Riesling and more, there can be little doubt that ‘Shiraz’ is what the region is most famous for… “Paul Jaboulet came out from the Rhone Valley in France. I put on my 1962 Hill of Grace and he put on his 1962 La Chapelle. What was amazing was how similar the wines looked and what they matured into. Our wine was from vines that were over 100 years old, and his wine was from vines that were probably only about 40 years old. So the Old World was new and the New World was old!” Stephen Henschke

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Lou Miranda Estate is a family-owned boutique winery based in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. Lou’s father used to say “You can only make great wine with great fruit”. This simple but effective philosophy is reflected in all they do today, from a rigorous approach to vineyard management, consistency and discipline over fruit selection to hand-crafted winemaking practices. “Our objective is to create a unique wine experience, combining traditional family elements and world-class winemaking techniques,” says Lou. loumirandaestate.com.au

Lot 105

Aged Cobweb Tawny Barrel 25 Year Old

Estimate $550 to $650

Lou Miranda Estate offers the rare opportunity to purchase a 25 year old traditional tawny ‘Aged Cobweb’ in a beautifully presented 9 Litre barrel. A beautiful richness with a slowly soft finish, the Aged Cobweb should be savored.

Estimate $100 to $150 per set

Echoing traditional Italian Amarone techniques, our Cordon Cut Shiraz uses a unique winemaking approach where vine branches (cordons) are cut just prior to harvesting. Starved of nutrition from the vine, the berries concentrate in flavour intensity for up to a week before careful fruit selection. One bottle of each vintage.

Estimate $100 to $150 per set

The Old Vine Shiraz is sourced from our single block 100 year old Barossa Valley vineyard which was planted in 1907. The Old Vine Shiraz, typifies the generous varietal characters of Barossa Shiraz, offering great palate length and excellent tannin structure. One bottle of each vintage.

Centenarian Vines

Estimate $150 to $200 per set

Fruit for the Old Vine Shiraz Mourvedre is sourced from our dry grown Angel’s Vineyard planted in 1897. A full bodied wine with seductive oak as a result of 20 months barrel maturity. One bottle of each vintage.

Centenarian Vines

Estimate $1200 to $1600

Enjoy an eight course degustation lunch hosted by Lou Miranda with selected wines from his own Museum Collection and also samples of a new vintage yet to be released. For eight people.

9.0L Barrel

Lot 106

Cordon Cut Shiraz 2005, 2008, 2010 750mL Bottle

Lot 107

Old Vine Shiraz 2006, 2008, 2010 750mL Bottle

Lot 108

Old Vine Shiraz Mourvèdre 2006, 2008, 2010 750mL Bottle

Lot 242

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Murray Street Vineyards was founded in 2001 with the dream of creating a wine business that could honour the Barossa Valley’s rich winemaking tradition, as well as raising the standards of winemaking for the future. The vineyards are managed in a sustainable way as the team is mindful of its environmental responsibility and leaving a healthy legacy for future generations. New World technologies are used with Old World techniques to produce some of the finest wines in the region, specialising in estategrown Shiraz and Shiraz blends. murraystreet.com.au

Lot 109

Benno Shiraz Mataro 2007 1.5L Magnum

Lot 110

Sophia Shiraz 2008 1.5L Magnum

Estimate $100 to $150 per bottle

Mataro is a dark and brooding variety and when blended with Shiraz produces a distinctively masculine element to the wine. Benno is aged 24 months in American oak barrels. A full bodied, rich and robust wine with a hint of exotic spice and a lingering finish.

Estimate $100 to $150 per bottle

Fermenting Shiraz with pressed Viognier skins produces this desired style. Rich and full bodied with gentle fruit character on the palate and an alluring finish.

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Pernod Ricard Winemakers Australia is a premium winemaking business owned by Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Formerly known as Orlando Wines, this was the first international wine business acquired by Pernod Ricard in 1989. Today, the business is responsible for producing a diverse portfolio of award-winning Australian wine brands which is led by Jacob’s Creek, Wyndham Estate, St Hugo, Richmond Grove and Morris. pernod-ricard-winemakers.com

Lot 111-113

Tawny Port 1963 750mL Bottle

Lot 114-116

Vintage Port 1973 750mL Bottle

Lot 117

Gramp’s Barossa Shiraz 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010

Estimate $65 to $85 per bottle

A beautiful and very old hand crafted wine from Orlando’s own private cellars. A very rare opportunity to taste history and own wines that are unavailable elsewhere.

Estimate $30 to $40 per bottle

An old and very rare hand crafted wine from Orlando’s cellars. This vintage port has great balance and intensity with lingering rancio flavours.

Estimate $120 to $150 per set

Named after the Gramp family who first established Orlando Wines, this special offering includes two Trophy winning vintages. Selected from older vineyards across the Barossa to ensure intense plum/ spice flavours. One bottle of each vintage.

Estimate $80 to $120 per bottle

An exceptional Show Tawny Port with nine gold medals from 1980 and 1984 in its showing. Has retained stunning rancio flavours, intensity and balance.

Estimate $120 to $150 per set

St Helga is a classic Eden Valley Riesling with restrained lemon/floral aromas and intense mineral citrus flavours, finishing with great length. Older vintages display complex aged lemon-butter characters. One bottle of each vintage.

750mL Bottle

Lot 118-120

Old Show Tawny Port No. 7007D7 NV 750mL Bottle

Lot 121

St Helga Eden Valley Riesling 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 750mL Bottle

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Since 1844, Penfolds has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking, with a rich history and heritage that profoundly reflects Australia’s journey from colonial settlement to the modern era. penfolds.com

Lot 20L

Bin 60A Coonawarra Cabernet Kalimna Shiraz 1962 750mL Bottle

Lot 21L

Lot 122

Grange Shiraz 2009

Estimate $4000 to $5000 per bottle

6.0L Imperial

Estimate $40,000 to $60,000 per bottle

Grange is a unique Australian wine style, recognised as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. This rare six litre Imperial, would be a perfect addition to any dedicated Penfolds collection.

Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz 1985

Estimate $40 to $50 per bottle

This 30 year old example, exemplifies the quality of Penfolds vineyards in the Coonawarra. Supple, smooth, with a glossy palate, lovely balance and richness of flavour.

Estimate $90 to $100 per bottle

Affectionally known as the ‘Baby Grange’, Bin 389 is one of Australia’s great wines. The 1985 vintage is showing lovely fruit complexity, density and flavour length.

Estimate $1500 to $1700 per bottle

Modelled on the legendary Bin 60A, also a two-thirds Coonawarra Cabernet, one third Kalimna Shiraz blend. This wine has amazing staying power, a luscious and opulent wine.

750mL Bottle

Lot 123

Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 1985 750mL Bottle

Lot 124

Bin 7 Coonawarra Cabernet Kalimna Shiraz 1967 750mL Bottle

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One of Australia’s most famous wines, winning 19 Trophies and 33 gold medals, this cross-regional blend (Coonawarra Cabernet/ Kalimna Shiraz), exemplifies the Penfolds ‘House Style’ of wine.

Exceptional

Excellent

Outstanding


Lot 125

Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz 1985

Estimate $35 to $45 per bottle

The first of the Bin wines produced by Max Schubert. A showcase for warm climate Shiraz, having universal appeal with intense fruit definition, ripe fleshy palate and generosity of flavour.

Estimate $60 to $75 per bottle

Reserve Bin 07A is a culmination of years of experimentation linked to the development of Yattarna. The best Adelaide Hills Chardonnay is barrel fermented, undergoing natural fermentation to produce this award-winning wine.

Estimate $1600 to $2000 per set

This complete collection of RWT is a modern style of Barossa Shiraz matured in French oak and has established an impressive reputation as a wine with great cellaring potential. One bottle from each vintage.

Outstanding

Estimate $1200 to $1500 per set

A classic Penfolds Shiraz, encompassing some of the best vintages ever produced. A multi-regional Shiraz blend matured in old large format oak vats. One bottle from each vintage.

Outstanding

Estimate $90 to $110 per bottle

Penfolds flagship white wine ‘Yattarna’ derives its name from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘little by little’ or ‘gradually’. This multi-regional expression sets the standard for ultra-fine Chardonnay.

Outstanding

750mL Bottle

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Reserve Bin 07A Chardonnay 2007 750mL Bottle

Lot 130

RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz Collection 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Excellent

750mL Bottle

Lot 131

St Henri Shiraz Collection 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 750mL Bottle

Lot 132-135

Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2008 750mL Bottle

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PETER LEHMANN PRIVATE CELLAR Around 18 months ago Jeremy and Heidi Holmes were approached by Peter and Margaret Lehmann to catalogue their cellar. Just before commencing the monumental task at hand, sadly Peter died. It was the wish of this great of the Australian wine industry to ensure that future generations got to enjoy wines made in the past. Peter had collected and saved many thousands of bottles throughout his winemaking career, many of the early wines coming from his time as a winemaker at Saltram. Sections of the cellar are a snapshot in time of the Australian wine industry and the Holmes’ certainly feel privileged to have been able to catalogue these gems and tap into Margaret’s vast knowledge of the industry of a bygone era. This is a once in a lifetime chance to access Australian winemaking history where the quality and provenance of the bottles is guaranteed. Each wine has been checked, re-corked and sealed by Margaret Lehmann’s winemaker sons, David and Phil. These rare vinous treasures are being offered in limited quantities to the wider wine loving public and this mixed dozen selection has been chosen by the family to represent a diverse range of classic vintages and styles for the astute buyer.

Lot 24L

A mixed dozen selection of wines from the late Peter Lehmann’s Cellar 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1975, 1969 750mL Bottle

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Estimate $4000 to $5000 per set

This unique mixed dozen selection is made up of two bottles of each of the following: Saltram Bin 42 Selected Vineyard Burgundy Shiraz/ Tokay 1966 (labelled) Saltram Mamre Brook Cabernet Shiraz 1968 (labelled) Saltram Bin 52 Shiraz/Tokay 1969 (labelled) Saltram Hydraulic Pressing Shiraz 1970 (labelled) Saltram Bin 123 Cabernet Sauvignon 1975 (unlabelled) Saltram Vintage Port 1969 (unlabelled)


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Peter Lehmann established the Tanunda-based winery that bears his name in 1979, creating a wine brand which today symbolises quality Barossa winemaking. Each vintage, over 140 grape growers supply Peter Lehmann Wines with fruit from over 700 hand-tended vineyards located throughout the Barossa. The collection includes all significant varieties and wine styles, ranging from the flagship Stonewell Shiraz to wines crafted for everyday enjoyment. Each wine is backed by one of the great stories of Australian winemaking. peterlehmannwines.com

Lot 22L

Stonewell Shiraz 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Estimate $800 to $1200 per set

Stonewell Shiraz, first made in 1987, has one guiding principle: to be Peter Lehmann Wine’s best Shiraz of vintage. Immenselyconcentrated, low-yield fruit, combined with skilled winemaking, is the basis of this great Australian Shiraz. One bottle of each vintage.

Estimate $200 to $250 per set

Andrew Wigan has had a hand in every Peter Lehmann wine since the first vintage in 1980. He revolutionised white winemaking with his passion for Riesling. This wine is named in his honour. From the shallow rocky soils of the Eden Valley – one of the great Riesling sites of the world – the Wigan Riesling has become one of Australia’s most celebrated wines.

Estimate $500 to $600 per set

‘8 Songs for A Mad King’ was one of Peter Lehmann’s favourite vocal ensemble musical works, loved for its soft harmonies. The wine was first made in 1996 from three 100-plus year-old vineyards with the aim of producing a decisively soft style unlike any other Peter Lehmann Shiraz before it. One bottle from each vintage, forming a fifteen bottle vertical.

Estimate $180 to $200 per set

Peter Lehmann winemakers rewrote the rulebooks of Barossa Semillon in the early 1990s, eschewing oak and opting for an early-picked style that lent itself to ageing. The result is Margaret Semillon. Released after five years cellaring, it has youthful lemongrass aromas and citrus acidity that belie its age; and complexity you would expect from an aged white with a bountiful trophy cabinet.

750mL Bottle

Lot 23L

Wigan Riesling 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 750mL Bottle

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8 Songs Shiraz 1996, 1997 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 750mL

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Margaret Semillon 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 750mL Bottle

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Outstanding


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Mentor Cabernet Blend 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010

Estimate $350 to $450 per set

Peter Lehmann mentored countless people over his 50-year career, and this wine is named in his honour. Mentor is made as the best expression of Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon of vintage, with addition of small portions of complementary varieties in certain years. One bottle of each vintage.

Estimate $350 to $450 per set

One bottle of each vintage.

Estimate $650 to $900 per set

Stonewell Shiraz, first made in 1987, has one guiding principle: to be Peter Lehmann Wine’s best Shiraz of vintage. Immenselyconcentrated, low-yield fruit, combined with skilled winemaking, is the basis of this great Australian Shiraz. One bottle of each vintage.

750mL Bottle

Lot 139

Mentor Cabernet Blend 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 750mL Bottle

Lot 140

Stonewell Shiraz 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 750mL Bottle

Outstanding

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“Aboriginal for ‘hilly place’, Pindarie was established in 2005 by industry veterans Tony Brooks and Wendy Allan. With sustainability as their mantra, the couple have set about personally restoring numerous century-old buildings on the family estate, including the 150 year-old stables which is home to the award-winning Pindarie cellar door.” Tyson Stelzer and Grant Dodd, Barossa Wine Traveller pindarie.com.au

Lot 149

Black Hinge Tempranillo 2010 1.5L Magnum

Lot 150

Black Hinge Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Estimate $70 to $100 per bottle

Black Hinge is Pindarie’s reserve wine and the Tempranillo hails from the excellent 2010 vintage.

Estimate $70 to $100 per bottle

Black Hinge is Pindarie’s reserve wine. 2008 was a strong vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon in the Barossa.

Estimate $70 to $100 per bottle

Black Hinge is Pindarie’s reserve wine and the Shiraz hails from the excellent 2010 vintage.

1.5L Magnum

Lot 151

Black Hinge Shiraz 2010 1.5L Magnum

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Pirathon is an ancient word for pinnacle. The Kalleske family, who make the Pirathon wines, believe Shiraz is the pinnacle grape of the Barossa and that the north-western Barossa is the pinnacle ‘sub-appellation’ for Shiraz. Grapes for Pirathon are grown by dedicated, high quality growers in the Greenock, Moppa, Belvedere, Stonewell, Seppeltsfield, Koonunga and Ebenezer districts of the north-western Barossa. Many of these growers’ families have been growing grapes here for generations. pirathon.com

Lot 152

Shiraz 2009 1.5L Magnum

Lot 153

Shiraz 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Estimate $60 to $80 per bottle

Estimate $220 to $250 per set

Rated 5 Stars by Tony Love. “Rich, boisterous Shiraz that hits the mark in every respect. Full of spicy plum fruits and earthy Barossa complexity. Juicy, deep flavours, ripe, supple tannins,” Nick Stock.

Australian Shiraz Trophy at the London International Wine Challenge in 2009. One bottle of each vintage.

750mL Bottle

Pernod Ricard Winemakers Australia is a premium winemaking business owned by Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Formerly known as Orlando Wines, this was the first international wine business acquired by Pernod Ricard in 1989. Today, the business is responsible for producing a diverse portfolio of award winning Australian wine brands which is led by Jacob’s Creek, Wyndham Estate, St Hugo, Richmond Grove and Morris. pernod-ricard-winemakers.com

Lot 154

Limited Release Barossa Shiraz 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011 750mL Bottle

Estimate $120 to $150 per set

From the famous Richmond Grove winery in the heart of the Barossa, this special offering of six vintages includes two Trophy winning wines, showing rich plum/ spice fruit and silky tannins. One bottle of each vintage.

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“Wine is crafted, not created. The skill is to capture and enhance the fleeting flavours that grapes give from their variety and extract from the earth, then bottle these as a living record of the vintage they represent. Rockford wines are made from established Barossa varieties which form an important part of our winemaking heritage, in a style that best reflects the vineyards, the winemaker’s attitude and the climate in which we live.” Robert O’Callaghan rockfordwines.com.au

Lot 25L

Basket Press Shiraz 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999

Estimate $1500 to $2000 per set

Basket Press Shiraz is steeped in the landscape of the Barossa Valley. Traditional and contemporary winemaking practices, together with the inherent qualities of Old Vine Shiraz, result in a wine of evocative beauty and form. Basket Press Shiraz is made from some of the very best old familyowned Barossa vineyards. This collection is a rare set of magnum’s from across the 1990’s direct from the Rockford Cellars.

Estimate $360 to $450 per set

Sparkling Shiraz is a key-stone of Australia’s wine heritage and Rockford’s Black Shiraz ensures that this very Australian wine, nurtured by generations of winemakers, is never lost. This ultimate, celebratory, sparkling red wine is a timeless expression of Australian winemaking ingenuity. This collection is made up of one bottle each from the last six disgorgements of this wine and presented in a unique handcrafted wooden case.

Estimate $2500 to $3000 per bottle

Presented in a hand crafted wooden display case, this Imperial is one of only six filled from the 1998 vintage. The wine has been carefully cellared in the Rockford Museum prior to this release.

Estimate $200 to $250

A framed first edition Rockford Basket Press poster autographed by Robert O’Callaghan. This is a very rare offering as these posters have not been in circulation since the mid1990s. To be sent directly from the winery to the successful bidder.

1.5L Magnum

Lot 26L

Sparkling Black Shiraz 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 750mL Bottle

Lot 155

Basket Press Shiraz 1998 6.0L Imperial

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Special Barossa Experiences A framed first edition Rockford Basket Press poster autographed by Robert O’Callaghan.

Exceptional

Outstanding

Exceptional


Lot 156

Basket Press Shiraz 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Estimate $1800 to $2200 per set

750mL Bottle

Lot 157

Vintage Port Collection 1976, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 750mL Bottle

Estimate $300 to $400 per set

These 12 bottles encapsulate generations of the vineyard history and Rockford’s commitment to protect and maintain the very best of the traditional Australian wine trade. Presented in a wooden display case.

Exceptional

A rare collection containing the first six releases of this rare fortified Shiraz. Presented in a wooden display case.

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From its inception in 1955, Veritas winery produced mostly fortified wines as well as the famous ‘Bull’s Blood’, a blend of Shiraz and century-old Mataro. Now many years later, second generation winemakers Rolf Binder, and his sister Christa Deans, are leading Veritas winery into the future under the Rolf Binder brand. Together they are producing exceptional wines using only the best Barossa fruit. rolfbinder.com

Lot 27L

Hanisch 2004, 2005, 2006 1.5L Magnum

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Hanisch Shiraz 2012 750mL Bottle

Estimate $600 to $700 per set

Estimate $70 to $80 per bottle

During the 1980’s Rolf Binder observed that an eight-row section of his much larger Hanisch vineyard consistently yielded Shiraz grapes with intense aromas and deep colours and flavours. The aim is to make a wine that is fully integrated, powerful and seductive. Quoted as one of Robert Parker’s favourite Australian wines; single vineyard site; consecutive trophy winner, ‘Best Shiraz’, Barossa Wine Show. Presented in black gift boxes each individually signed by Rolf Binder.

Excellent Old Vines

Pre-release directly from the Rolf Binder Cellar.

Excellent Old Vines

THE BAROSSA CHAPTERS: DISCOVERY There is a world of difference between a desperate tilting at windmills, and a self-assured understanding that there is always room for surprise and delight. Your own region, brand or story may well set a confident and clear expectation, but that can never be the total picture… All brands and experiences need an element of first time education and discovery – in effect, a constant surpassing of expectation. “There is a similar, positively parochial, revivalist spirit to be found among some Australian winemakers…Rather than to go overseas to find viticultural inspiration, these winemakers are looking at the vines that have been growing in their own backyard for, in some cases, well over 100 years. In old, established winegrowing regions such as the Barossa Valley, for example, red grapes such as Mataro; Carignan and Cinsault, long considered second-rate varieties, are now sought after both for their savoury flavours and their suitability to hot, dry growing conditions…This resonates strongly with the rediscovery and promotion of heritage fruits and vegetables and rare breed animals championed by the Slow Food and farmers’ market movements…” Max Allen, The Future Makers

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“We believe we are custodians of the land. Our job is to care for it as best we can and pass it down from one generation to the next. We also pass down the traditions taught to us by our forebears. We tend the vineyard by hand and, more recently as our winery has grown, we adhere to traditional methods in the cellar. Our focus is on traditional Barossa varieties and blends, however we are not afraid to give different varieties ‘a go’ as Australia’s wine industry is still in its infancy.” The Canute family. rusdenwines.com.au

Lot 162

Black Guts Shiraz 2004 6.0L Imperial

Lot 163

Black Guts Shiraz 2007 3.0L Double Magnum

Lot 164

Christine’s Vineyard Grenache 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 750mL Bottle

Estimate $600 to $800 per bottle

“Sourced from a vineyard planted in 1959. Purple colored (but not as saturated as many of its Barossa peers), it delivers a stunning perfume of mineral, gunpowder, roasted meat, blueberry and chocolate. This is followed by a full-bodied, velvety-textured Shiraz with gobs of layered fruit, terrific intensity and balance and a very long finish. It will develop for 6-8 years then drink nicely through 2025.” Robert M Parker Jr 97 points, The Wine Advocate, (One of six Imperials filled)

Old Vines

Estimate $250 to $300 per bottle

94 points. Robert M Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate. (One of only twelve double magnums filled)

Old Vines

Estimate $250 to $300 per set

“This is the kind of wine that only a handful of South Australian vineyards can consistently achieve. There is virtually nothing like it produced anywhere else in the world”. Robert M Parker Jr. Hails from the vineyard tended by Rusden’s dedicated viticulturist, 6th generation Barossan and grape grower advocate for over 30 years, Christine Canute.

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For more than 150 years, Saltram winery has celebrated the tradition and heritage of the Barossa Valley, making flagship red wines of great style and taste. Many of Australia’s most influential and celebrated winemakers have passed through Saltram’s cellar doors, and today winemaking excellence continues with Saltram producing wines loved and admired by many within the Australian wine industry.” saltramwines.com.au

Lot 165

Mamre Brook Shiraz 2004 3.0L Double Magnum

Lot 166

Journal Shiraz 2009, 2010 750mL Bottle

Lot 167

Winemaker’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2002, 2004, 2008, 2012 750mL Bottle

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Estimate $100 to $120 per bottle

A double magnum celebrating 40 years of Mamre Brook. The 2004 Saltram Mamre Brook Shiraz was produced from a great Barossa vintage.

Estimate $200 to $250 per set

Current Vintage and 2010 pre-release of the Saltram Journal. These two wines have been crafted from fruit sourced from a Centenarian Vineyard from the Eden Valley.

Estimate $160 to $200 per bottle

These four vintages are a complete set of the Saltram Winemaker’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, made only in years when conditions have led to outstanding quality wines with serious cellaring potential.

Centenarian Vines


At Schild Estate you can still shake the hands with the family members from three generations who have become the family’s heart. Schild Estate wines are created with authenticity and passion, from real earth in the southern Barossa by generations of a family who have made this place their home. schildestate.com.au

Lot 168

Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz 2010 750mL Bottle

Lot 169

Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz 2012 1.5L Magnum

Lot 170

Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz 2005, 2006, 2007 750mL Bottle

Lot 171

Schild Estate Cellar Reserve Range 3 x 750mL Bottle 1 x 375mL Bottle

Lot 172

Moorooroo Limited Release Shiraz 2005, 2006, 2007 750mL Bottle

Lot 173

Prämie Shiraz 2013 750mL Bottle

Estimate $40 to $50 per bottle

Sourced from a carefully selected single vineyard parcel in the hills overlooking Lyndoch, this wine has been created as a fitting tribute to the man that started the family’s long association with viticulture and winemaking in the Barossa.

Estimate $80 to $100 per bottle

Estimate $120 to $150 per set

Estimate $120 to $140 per set

Made in a traditional style from older, low yielding vines expressing the Southern Barossa sub region. Named in honour of family members who founded Schild Estate. Lorraine Schild Reserve Semillon 2012 (375mL) Alma Schild Reserve Chardonnay 2012 Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz 2010 Edgar Schild Reserve Grenache 2012

Estimate $200 to $250 per set

Made from ancient vines over 167 years old, this is Schild Estate’s most prized wine. One bottle of each vintage.

Estimate $50 to $70 per bottle

Created from the most outstanding parcel of fruit of the vintage, this special release is small batch and hand selected by the winemakers. This is a pre-release offer. The winery will send directly to the successful bidder.

Ancestor Vines

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With a proud and priceless legacy dating back to 1851, Seppeltsfield is Australia’s iconic wine estate. Seppeltsfield is famed for the Centennial Collection – an irreplaceable and unbroken lineage of Tawny of every vintage from 1878 to the current year. They remain the only winery in the world to release a 100 year-old, single vintage wine each year. The exciting release of small batch table wines, including reds crafted through the historic 1888 Gravity Flow Winery, has added yet another layer to the ever-evolving Seppeltsfield story. seppeltsfield.com.au

Lot 28L

Para Vintage Tawny World War I Commemorative Anthology (Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, other) 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Estimate $4500 to $5000 per set

Only 100 sets produced, comprising of 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917 and 1918 Para Vintage Tawny vintages, also featuring a specially-struck Australian War Memorial medallion by the Royal Australian Mint. Individually numbered and authenticated.

Estimate $1200 to $1500 per bottle

Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny is Australian wine heritage in a bottle, a direct link to the colonial past. Beginning in 1878, the earliest custodians of Seppeltsfield each year laid down a single puncheon (475-litre barrel) of fortified wine to be aged for a century, thus originating probably the longest unbroken chain of wine vintages (now approaching 140 years) held at source, in a single collection, anywhere in the world. Individually numbered and presented in an Australian Jarrah wooden case.

Estimate $300 to $500

The Centenary Tour and lunch at FINO is the ultimate combination for any food and wine lover. The tour takes you through the historic Seppeltsfield buildings, a private tasting of super premium fortified wines, culminating in the 1878 Cellar where you will taste your birth year Tawny (straight from the barrel) and the legendary 100 year old Para Vintage Tawny. The tour is followed by a three course lunch at FINO hosted by Seppeltsfield winemaker, Fiona Donald. `For two people.

100mL Bottle

Lot 174

100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny (Anzac Year) 1915 375mL Half bottle

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Special Barossa Experiences Seppeltsfield Centenary Tour and lunch at FINO for two people.

Exceptional

Exceptional


Formed in 1998 Soul Growers is the work of four good mates; David ‘Westy’ Cruickshank, Paul Heinicke and the Lindner Brothers, James and Paul. Together, they share almost 80 years wine industry experience and have benefited from the knowledge generously shared with them by some of the Barossa’s pioneers and legends. They stand for everything that is great about the Barossa - shared wisdom, new ideas, mateship and a passion for making and enjoying great wine. With this in mind, they strive to make sure Soul Growers wines emphasise the regional and varietal flavours of their beloved Barossa Valley. soulgrowers.com

Lot 175

Provident Shiraz 2008 6.0L Imperial

Lot 176

Provident Shiraz 2009 6.0L Imperial

Lot 177

Slow Grown Shiraz 2007 6.0L Imperial

Lot 178

Slow Grown Shiraz 2008 6.0L Imperial

Lot 245

Special Barossa Experiences Soul Growers hosted tasting and lunch for four people.

Estimate $250 to $300 per bottle

“Bright red-purple; a complex bouquet has developed some earthy/savoury notes to the blackberry fruit at the core of the wine; medium-bodied, it has supple tannins and controlled oak.” 91 points, James Halliday. Australian Wine Companion. This is one of only four imperials bottled of this red wine.

Estimate $250 to $300 per bottle

This is one of only four imperials bottles of this red wine.

Estimate $500 to $700 per bottle

Soul Growers Slow Grown Shiraz represent the very best Shiraz from the vintage from selected vineyards and selected barrels that represent the highest quality. The style is rich, full bodied with predominantly French oak ageing. This is one of only four imperials bottled of this wine.

Estimate $500 to $700 per bottle

This is one of only four imperials bottled of this wine.

Estimate $1000 to $1500

Join Soul Growers for a hosted tasting of 10 vintages of Soul Growers wines followed by a delicious Barossa inspired lunch. For four people.

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The St Hallett story is rich with booms and near busts, dreamy visionaries and loyal workhorses, ingenuity and tradition. Throughout the 70 year odyssey there have been a few unerring constants: an absolute dedication to the Barossa; a love of Shiraz; and a promise to ‘do it once, do it right’. sthallett.com.au

Lot 29L

Old Block Shiraz 1991, 1993, 1995 1.5L Magnum

Lot 180-181

Blackwell Shiraz 2008 750mL Bottle

Lot 182-187

Blackwell Shiraz 2009 1.5L Magnum

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Blackwell Shiraz 2010

Estimate $30 to $35 per bottle

St Hallett Old Block, first made in 1980, derives from Old Vine vineyards from a range of Barossa sub-regions including the original Old Block vineyard planted in 1912. This set is a mini vertical of St Hallett’s flagship wine straight from the winery’s cellar.

Named after St Hallett Senior Winemaker, Stuart Blackwell, this wine is a tribute to the power and depth of Barossa Shiraz.

Estimate $60 to $80 per bottle

3.0L Double Magnum

Estimate $150 to $200 per bottle

Dawkins Single Vineyard Shiraz 2013

Estimate $30 to $40 per bottle

750mL Bottle

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Estimate $600 to $700 per set

Signed by Stuart Blackwell.

Winner of the Chairman’s Selection Trophy at the 2014 Barossa Wine Show.

Excellent Old Vines


Lot 192

Old Block Shiraz 1993 6.0L Imperial

Estimate $600 to $800 per bottle

With an average vine age of 88 years across its 30 vintage history, Old Block has always paid homage to the intensity, complexity and majesty of Old Vine fruit.

Excellent Old Vines

Lot 193

Old Block Shiraz 2006 750mL Bottle

Estimate $65 to $85 per bottle

Excellent Old Vines

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Old Block Shiraz 2009 1.5L Magnum

Estimate $140 to $160 per bottle

Excellent Old Vines

Lot 196

Old Block Shiraz 2012 750mL Bottle

Estimate $70 to $90 per bottle

Excellent Old Vines

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Pernod Ricard Winemakers Australia is a premium winemaking business owned by Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Formerly known as Orlando Wines, this was the first international wine business acquired by Pernod Ricard in 1989. Today, the business is responsible for producing a diverse portfolio of award winning Australian wine brands which is led by Jacob’s Creek, Wyndham Estate, St Hugo, Richmond Grove and Morris. pernod-ricard-winemakers.com

Lot 179

St Hugo 2010 1 x 750mL Bottle 1 x 3.0L Double Magnum

Estimate $150 to $200 per set

St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 St Hugo Barossa Shiraz 2010 A special offering of a pair of St Hugo Double Magnums from a great red vintage – Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coonawarra and Shiraz from the Barossa.

Excellent

From a prolific Barossa Valley grape growing family, Dan Standish was handed down the age old art of pruning grape vines from his grandfather at the early age of six in his ancestral Shiraz vineyard. The Standish Wine Company barrel cellar is intimately designed to fully embrace and nurture the individuality afforded by clone, soil, aspect and yield within each single site Shiraz vineyard. “I feel an empowering undertaking to continue my family’s six generation farming legacy, whilst creating wines with little interference from grape to wine – I am simply trying to convey what the vineyard has endured in the past year with a message in a bottle.” Dan Standish. standishwineco.com

Lot 246

Special Barossa Experiences The Standish Wine Company hosted dinner for six people.

Estimate $2000 to $2400

Join Dan Standish, 6th generation Barossan, for an exclusive four course dinner at The Standish Wine Company Cellar matched with museum and current releases of single vineyard shiraz from Dan’s own cellar. For six people.

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“We are not the owners of the land, merely its caretakers. We are to leave the property better than we found it.” Trev Fromm (2nd generation Fromm family member). tearoestate.com

Lot 197

Charred Door Shiraz 2012 1.5L Magnum

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Estimate $70 to $100 per bottle

“When the big bloke at the end of the table ... slams his hand down and demands a full-flavoured red, you’d be appreciated for reaching for this wine...Go here” 92 Points, Mike Bennie, WBM August 2014. 94 Points, 2015 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion. Silver Medal, Barossa Wine Show 2014.


Teusner’s philosophy comes down to three simple words. True. Righteous. Pleasure. Be true to the growers, let the righteous flavours of the old vineyards take centre stage, and bring pleasure to those who buy the wines. A simple approach, but one that works, gaining Teusner an army of fans and praise for the wines as modern-day Barossa benchmarks. teusner.com.au

Lot 30L

The Righteous FG Shiraz 2012 1.5L Magnum

Lot 198

Albert Shiraz 2003 1.5L Magnum

Lot 199

Avatar Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2002 1.5L Magnum

Estimate $1800 to $2500 per set

A rare magnum bottling of Teusner’s Righteous Shiraz from the righteous 2012 vintage. A wine that comfortably upholds the tradition of these Shiraz wines being ‘FG’.

Centenarian Vines

Estimate $150 to $200 per bottle

The first vintage release of the first 100% Shiraz produced by Teusner Wines.

Centenarian Vines

Estimate $100 to $150 per bottle

One of only two wines from the first vintage at Teusner Wines, over the past decade Avatar has established itself as a benchmark Barossa Grenache blend.

Survivor Vines

THE BAROSSA CHAPTERS: BAROSSA GROUNDS So what are the potential sub-regions of the Barossa? From north, south, east and west, from valley floor to the highest hills they include, but are not limited to: Gomersal, Williamstown, Lyndoch, Rowland Flat, Barossa Foothills, Vine Vale, Eden Valley, High Eden, Light Pass, Northern Barossa Valley, Greenock, Seppeltsfield and Marananga. These potential sub-regions are actually some of the original local villages of the settlement – or as Robert O’Callaghan politely corrected me, ‘the parishes’. For a region originally founded on a brave hope for religious freedom, and whose landscape is still punctuated by picturesque stone churches, this seems curiously appropriate. “Essentially, the Barossa parishes are not just another chapter in a regional brand story, but rather a demonstration that the detail of place is the ultimate author of wine character.” winehero.com.au

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The Thorn-Clarke family history in the Barossa dates back to the 1850s. With estate-grown vineyards now totalling over 270 hectares, ThornClarke produces a range of award-winning Barossa Valley red and Eden Valley white wines. Whilst Barossa Valley Shiraz is world famous, it is the diversity of terroir (soil, climate, aspect) across the four sites in both the Eden Valley and Barossa Valley that provides the Thorn-Clarke winemaking team with our real strength – estate-grown fruit from established vineyards. thornclarkewines.com.au

Lot 31L

Shotfire Quartage 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 750mL Bottle

Lot 200

Shotfire Shiraz 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Estimate $150 to $200 per set

A blend of Bordeaux varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec) from Estate-owned Barossa and Eden Valley vineyards. The 2004 vintage won ‘Most Outstanding Wine of Show’ Trophy at the 2005 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.

Estimate $150 to $220 per set

Eight vintage vertical award-winning Shotfire Shiraz sourced from the ThornClarke vineyards; 12 gold medals from major wine shows and several 90+ point scores from James Halliday and Robert Parker Jnr.

Estimate $250 to $350 per bottle

Named in honour of family pioneer, William Randell, who built and captained one of Australia’s first paddle steamers. A rich and flavoursome Barossa Shiraz, the 2010 vintage won Trophy for ‘Best Australian Shiraz’ at the 2013 International Wine Challenge.

750mL Bottle

Lot 201

William Randell Shiraz 2010 3.0L Double Magnum

Lot 202

William Randell Shiraz 2012 1.5L Magnum

Lot 203

William Randell Shiraz 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 750mL Bottle

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Estimate $100 to $150 per bottle

Estimate $300 to $350 per set

One bottle of each vintage.


The texture, complexity and delicacy of Tim Smith Wines is attributed to the consistently exceptional fruit which is sourced from individual pockets of the Barossa Valley’s oldest vineyards. These small-batch, handmade wines truly represent this world-class winemaking region. timsmithwines.com.au

Lot 32L

Shiraz 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Estimate $300 to $360 per set

750mL Bottle

A great line up of Barossa Shiraz that is not just an opportunity to see how Barossa vintage years change and evolve, but also the evolution of a small winemaker’s finessing of the variety. One bottle of each vintage.

The Tomfoolery winemaking philosophy is simple: small parcels of fruit, hand-crafted through a simple and relatively non-interventional approach with the aim to truly reflect the individual characteristics of the vineyard and variety. Tomfoolery wines are made with Old World simplicity in a new world of wine. tomfoolerywines.com.au

Lot 204-205

Artful Dodger Shiraz 2010 1.5L Magnum

Estimate $150 to $200 per bottle

Super small, dry grown vineyard situated on the Para River (south of Nuriootpa) expressing power, freshness and balance. “The Artful Dodger was the master of his surroundings like Shiraz is ours!”

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Torbreck was created with the aim of building one of the finest wine estates in the world. The vision is to pay homage to the vineyards of the Barossa Valley, home to some of the oldest vines on the planet. torbreck.com

Lot 33L

Torbreck Les Amis, The Steading and The Pict 2006

Estimate $350 to $450 per set

A selection of the finest examples of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro varieties that Torbreck produced from the great 2006 vintage from vineyards at Moppa, Greenock, Marananga, Gomersal, Kalimna, Ebernezer and Seppeltsfield. Two bottles of each wine.

Estimate $1800 to $2500 per bottle

The Laird is Torbreck’s pinnacle wine. Produced from a single vineyard in Marananga purchased from the original grower 2014 by Torbreck. The vineyard has an “X” factor that cannot be fully explained other than dry grown, hand tended, western facing and planted with one of the original Barossa Shiraz clones. A new age classic. “It finishes long & while incredibly complex, promises a lot to come.” 99 points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate. “A magnificent wine from a great vintage.” 97 Points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion.

Estimate $400 to $500 per bottle

From cuttings used to plant the vineyard, and the Viognier skins the Shiraz was crushed onto, to the barrels it was matured in, this wine is directly descended from RunRig. 92 % Shiraz, 8% Viognier.

Estimate $350 to $450 per set

A selection of the finest examples of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro varieties that Torbreck produced from the great 2004 vintage from vineyards at Moppa, Greenock, Marananga, Gomersal, Kalimna, Ebernezer and Seppeltsfield. Two bottles of each wine.

750mL Bottle

Lot 34L

The Laird Shiraz 2006 3.0L Double Magnum

Lot 206

Descendant Shiraz Viognier 2002 3.0L Double Magnum

Lot 207

Torbreck Les Amis, The Steading and The Pict 2004 750mL Bottle

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Lot 208

Torbreck Les Amis, The Steading and The Pict 2005

Estimate $350 to $450 per set

A selection of the finest examples of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro varieties that Torbreck produced from the great 2005 vintage from vineyards at Moppa, Greenock, Marananga, Gomersal, Kalimna, Ebernezer and Seppeltsfield. Two bottles of each wine.

Estimate $120 to $160 per bottle

Each vintage of RunRig requires the art of selecting the most unique parcels of wine from Torbreck’s best vineyards; not necessarily those that are the richest or most dense. Typically aromatic and sensual, the RunRig is not the blockbuster that many people imagine, its power cloaked within its balance and concentration, surging forth as an expansive sensation; the only way the greatest wines can.

750mL Bottle

Lot 209-210

RunRig Shiraz 2006 750mL Bottle

Lot 211

RunRig Shiraz 2007 6.0L Imperial

Estimate $1500 to $2000 per bottle

Exceptional

Exceptional

Lot 212 RunRig Shiraz 2009 1.5L Magnum

Estimate $350 to $450 per bottle

Exceptional

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“Sixth generation vigneron, Damien Tscharke doesn’t seem old enough to have worked in his family’s vineyards for more than twenty years. A leader among Barossa’s new generation of winemakers, Damien has distinguished himself through his passion for alternative varieties.” Tyson Stelzer and Grant Dodd, Barossa Wine Traveller tscharke.com.au

Lot 213

Gnadenfrei Vineyard Grenache 2011, 2012, 2013 750mL Bottle

Lot 214

Gnadenfrei Vineyard Shiraz 2010, 2011, 2012 750mL Bottle

Lot 215

Stonewell Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, 2011, 2012 750mL Bottle

Lot 216

Stonewell Vineyard Mataro 2010, 2011, 2012 750mL Bottle

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Estimate $80 to $120 per set

Single site wine from Marananga. An elegantly textured wine, persistent and delicious. A fresh elevated nose filled with aromas of rose, raspberry, rhubarb, malt, clove and toffee apple; it delivers a fullbodied palate and savoury structure.

Estimate $80 to $120 per set

Single site wine from Marananga. These full bodied wines are incredibly balanced, they drink well young but will continue to evolve with cellaring. Driven by intense fruit there are persistent flavours of dark fruits, licorice and cedar.

Estimate $80 to $120 per set

Single site wine from Stonewell. Deeply coloured crimson red, these intensely fragrant wines offers stunning varietal expression. The bouquet displays spearmint, cassis, lavender and subtle roasted coffee beans. Full-bodied palate showing powerful chalky tannins.

Estimate $80 to $120 per set

Single site wine from Stonewell. The aromatics are intense; the well-balanced palate is filled with black fruits, cherries and mocha. The oak is mild but still energetic enough to add structure.


The historic Turkey Flat property, located on Section One, near Tanunda, lies on rich, alluvial soils adjacent to Bethany Creek. The ancient Shiraz vines, still in production, were first planted in 1847 by Johann Friedrich August Fiedler. Today, the Schulz family are still making wines from these ancient vines and from others in the adjacent Bethany and Stonewell ‘sub-regions’. turkeyflat.com.au

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Shiraz 1997, 1998, 1999 750mL Bottle

Lot 217

Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 750mL Bottle

Lot 218

Shiraz 1998 1.5L Magnum

Estimate $210 to $280 per set

1997 – Ripe, sweet and luscious raspberry and cherry aromas lead into a succulently smooth palate with well-balanced oak and fine tannins. 1998 – Fragrant and scented aromas of berry, earth and spice with a mere veneer of oak, and an powerful palate in the same flavour spectrum. 1999 – A supple, smooth and willowy wine, with a spicy dark cherries, blackberries, dark chocolate and lightly toasty oak.

Excellent Ancestor Vines

Estimate $40 to $50 per bottle

Estimate $150 to $200 per bottle

Excellent Ancestor Vines

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Shiraz 2010 750mL Bottle

Lot 225

Roussanne 2014 750mL Bottle

Lot 226

Gobble Gobble Shiraz Grenache 2013 750mL Bottle

Estimate $40 to $55 per bottle

Strong crimson-purple, the palate is exceedingly complex, and very intense, yet ends with a burst of red and black fruits to accompany all that has gone before.

Estimate $30 to $40 per bottle

100% Roussanne - five months on skins, lightly floral fresh style with a little spice, honey and subdued tropical fruit. Light bodied, fleshy, chalky texture, orange and mandarin flavour with acidity keeping it pretty trim.

Estimate $30 to $40 per bottle

A co-fermented blend of 60% whole bunch Shiraz, 40% crushed Grenache. Juicy crushed mixed berries, light peppery stalk influence, plenty of perfume and a little cinnamon oak.

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Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz established Two Hands Wines in 1999 with the aim of making the best possible Shiraz-based wines from prized Shirazproducing regions of Australia. Their intention was, and still is, to showcase the diversity of Australian Shiraz by highlighting regional and varietal characteristics, whilst allowing the fruit to be the primary feature of the wines. twohandswines.com

Lot 40L

Special Barossa Experiences Two Hands Winery hosted barrel tasting and lunch for four people.

Estimate $250 to $350

Enjoy an informative and entertaining barrel tasting in the Two Hands Winery followed by lunch, including a current portfolio tasting on the Cellar Door Tasting Deck, hosted by owner, Michael Twelftree. For four people.

Lot 227

Ares Shiraz 2006

Estimate $250 to $350 per bottle

The 2006 Ares remains true to style with great concentration and density balanced by elegance and restraint, remaining perfectly balanced. The tannins are silky and refined, the mid-palate dense and rich.

Estimate $300 to $350 per set

Two Hands Wines’ Flagship Series wines represent the very finest selection of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache made each vintage. One bottle of each vintage.

Estimate $250 to $300 per set

Two Hands Wines has created a unique collection of six Australian Shiraz to demonstrate diversity, each sourced from a premium Shiraz growing region in Australia. One bottle from each of the following: Bella’s Garden Barossa Valley Shiraz Lily’s Garden McLaren Vale Shiraz Samantha’s Garden Clare Valley Shiraz Sophie’s Garden Padthaway Shiraz Harry & Edward’s Garden Langhorne Creek Shiraz Max’s Garden Heathcote Shiraz

Estimate $300 to $350 per bottle

The palate is coating and concentrated and starts out with a lovely rolling sweetness and builds into a very soft and fruit-filled tannin profile. The wine displays a solid core built around a very soft and elegant framework.

1.5L Magnum

Lot 228

Ares Shiraz, Aphrodite Cabernet Sauvignon, Aerope Grenache 2012 750mL Bottle

Lot 229

Garden Series Pre-Release Shiraz Presentation Pack 2013 750mL Bottle

Lot 230

Max’s Garden Shiraz 2004 3.0L Double Magnum

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Owned and operated by the Pfeiffer family, who are passionate about producing sustainable wines using organic and biodynamic practices in their estate vineyards. Famous for their Shiraz and events. whistlerwines.com.au

Lot 231

Estate Shiraz 2005 3.0L Double Magnum

Lot 232

The Black Piper Grenache Shiraz MourvĂŠdre 2005

Estimate $160 to $220 per bottle

This limited bottling is created with estate grown vines during an exceptional year. The wine reflects richness and complexity, which can be enjoyed now or continue to improve with further cellaring.

Estimate $80 to $120 per bottle

This limited bottling is created with estate grown vines during an exceptional year. The wine reflects richness and complexity, which can be enjoyed now or continue to improve with further cellaring.

Estimate $160 to $220 per bottle

This limited bottling is created with estate grown vines during an exceptional year. The wine reflects richness and complexity, which can be enjoyed now or continue to improve with further cellaring.

1.5L Magnum

Lot 233

The Black Piper Grenache Shiraz MourvĂŠdre 2005 3.0L Double Magnum

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Wolf Blass has been creating wines of quality, character and consistency since 1966. Our range offers an extraordinary depth of styles, from everyday drinking to indulgent luxury. wolfblasswines.com

Lot 36L

Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 1998 1.5L Magnum

Lot 37L

Platinum Label Shiraz 1998, 2002, 2004 , 2006, 2008, 2010

Estimate $500 to $600 per bottle

The 1999 Jimmy Watson winner. Three trophies and 27 gold medals - 89% Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Langhorne Creek Shiraz, 5% McLaren Vale Merlot. Signed by Wolf Blass, and winemakers John Glaetzer and Caroline Dunn.

Estimate $1200 to $1400 per set

Six of the best vintages of Platinum from the first vintage 1998 through to the current 2010 (Winestate Magazine Wine of the Year). All Barossa fruit, collectively they have scooped nine trophies and 27 Gold Medals at national wine shows.

Estimate $100 to $150 per bottle

The first Platinum label release – from a single vineyard in Eden Valley and winner of the best Shiraz in the world at the 2002 International Wine and Spirit Competition.

Estimate $600 to $650 per bottle

Outstanding vintage of this flagship wine with multiple Trophies and Gold Medals.

750mL Bottle

Lot 234-235

Platinum Label Shiraz 1998 750mL Bottle

Lot 236

Platinum Label Shiraz 2002 3.0L Double Magnum

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The Yelland and Papps story perhaps doesn’t fit in with the usual line spun by wineries in the Barossa – six generations of this, five generations of that. It is a story about new beginnings, a story about a young couple, with a young family, forging their own path within a wine region as first generation winegrowers. While not locals.... there is a saying in the Barossa that you have to have a grandparent ‘in the ground’ before you are considered a local ... Susan Yelland and Michael Papps call the Barossa home and are as passionate as any sixth-generation Barossan about the region, its vines, its history and its characters. yellandandpapps.com

Lot 237

Devote Old Vine Grenache 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Estimate $210 to $240 per set

The first six vintages of 100% Devote Old Vine Grenache presented in a Yelland & Papps wooden presentation box.

Old Vines

750mL Bottle

THE BAROSSA CHAPTERS: BAROSSA FLAVOURS The Barossa already has a strong and established food identity. It speaks most profoundly of its Silesian and German heritage – artisan smallgoods, specialist bakers and an elderly – but highly productive! – community of home-cooks dedicated to the production of delicious pickles, jams and preserves. So far, so gemütlich! But in truth, there lies in the Barossa a passion for food, flavours and hospitality that goes far beyond northern Europe, taking in all of the Mediterranean, and venturing as far east as Cambodia and Vietnam. “It was the luckiest accident of my life that Colin and I settled in South Australia’s Barossa Valley. If I believed in such things, I might say that fate played a hand in it all: it has always felt that it was just meant to be. Whatever the reason, the quality of our life here is so deep and rich, and so centered around the soil, the seasons and the community, that I now wonder how I was ever a city person.” Maggie Beer

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AUCTION RULES & PROCEDURES FORMAT & REGISTRATIONS LIVE AUCTION Barossa Wine Chapters Live Auction & Lunch will take place on Friday 17 April at the Wolf Blass Visitor Centre in the Barossa. ONLINE AUCTION Barossa Wine Chapters Online Auction will close at langtons.com.au on Friday 17 April, 7pm (Melbourne / Sydney time) All potential buyers are required to register with Langton’s and this can be done online at langtons.com.au It is recommended buyers attending the live auction register prior to the event. Potential buyers can register and view live auction items from 10am on Friday 17 April at the Wolf Blass Visitor Centre in the Barossa. Please note a valid credit card saved against your registered customer account is necessary in order to bid at auction with Langton’s.

BIDDING All bidding is on a per bottle basis unless otherwise advised by the auctioneer. The auctioneer will be in charge of the bidding and any disputes will be decided at his discretion. All items are at the risk and expense of the buyer at the fall of the hammer. All sales are final and there will be no refund or exchange on items. People not attending the live auction and wish to bid please register on the enclosed absentee bidding form. To register to bid by phone. Please contact Mark Samaha – marks@langtons.com.au or 0487 201 001 International Bidding: While there are no limitations for placing bids from countries outside of Australia, the onus is solely on the Buyer to be responsible for all duties, taxes, fees, customs, local liquor laws, shipping and insurance costs. Langton’s are happy to assist with any quotations regarding shipping from Australia to international addresses. All quotes and prices will be in Australian Dollars.

PAYMENT Langton’s charges a Buyer’s Premium of 16.5% (including GST) on the lot knocked down to the buyer. All lots are sold GST inclusive, where applicable and will be detailed on the buyer’s invoice. Langton’s accept all major credit cards including American Express, Mastercard and Visa. Other payment methods including bank transfer, B Pay and cheque are available on lots that are greater than $3000.

DELIVERY Live Auction items paid in full can be collected on the day of the auction. Live Auction items not collected on the day remain the responsibility of the buyer and delivery will need to be arranged with the relevant Vendor (winery). Shipping charges will apply at the discretion of the Vendor. Wine purchased from the online auction is held securely in Langton’s state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled warehouse in Victoria. Shipping Charges will apply: Metro $10 per case(12 bottles) and Country areas $15 per case. Insurance optional.

TERMS & CONDITIONS Buyers are requested to read carefully the explanation of cataloguing practice and the conditions set out below which contains the terms on which Langton’s conducts sales and handles other matters. 1) LANGTON’S AS AGENT: ABN: 94 115 229 199. License Number: 70010303 Victoria License Number: 32055289 2) AN AUCTION An auction is the process of selling “Lots under the hammer”, whether it is “live” in an auction room, or an “online Auction”. 3) THE BUYER: a) The highest bidder acceptable to the auctioneer shall be the buyer but if any dispute arises as to the last or best bidder, the lot in dispute shall be put up again and resold, provided that the auctioneer cannot decide who was the last or best bidder. b) The purchase price payable by the buyer shall be the final bid, together with any impost chargeable on this final bid. The 92


final bid means the price at which a lot is knocked down to the buyer. c) The auctioneer has the right at his/her absolute discretion to refuse any bid and to advance the bidding as he/she may decide. d) The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lot the sale or to combine any two or more lots at any time. 4) VENDOR: The vendor, at the auctioneer’s absolute discretion, shall be entitled to place a reserve on any lot and the auctioneer shall have a right to bid on behalf of the vendor for any lot offered. 5) CATALOGUE DESCRIPTIONS: All statements in the catalogue, advertisements or brochures are statements of opinion and are not, nor are they to be relied upon as statements of fact. Each lot is sold by the vendor thereof with all faults and defects (if any) and with all errors of description and shall be at the buyer’s risk on the fall of the hammer and neither the auctioneer nor vendor shall be accountable for any deficiency, damage or loss which may arise thereafter. 6) RESPONSIBILITY FOR PURCHASED LOTS: a) Langton’s decision will be final and binding on the buyer and vendor in all matters and no action shall be brought in connection with any claim except on and in accordance with Langton’s decision. b) Wine will be released to the buyer only after full payment is received. 7) PENALTIES FOR NON-PAYMENT OR FAILURE TO COLLECT PURCHASES: If a buyer fails either to pay for or to take away any lot, Langton’s shall, without further notice to the buyer and at its absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights or remedies it may have, be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies: a) To issue proceedings against the buyer for damages for breach of contract. b) Charge the Buyer interest on the Total Purchase Price at the rate of 2% above the 90 day bank bill swap rate published by the Reserve Bank of Australia for each day that it remains unpaid for more than 30 days from date of the close of Auction. 8) GUARANTEE: a) Subject to the obligation accepted by Langton’s under this condition, none of the seller, Langton’s, its employees or agents is responsible for the correctness of any statement as to authorship, origin, date, age, attribution or provenance of any lot, for any other errors of description or for any faults or defects in any lot and no warranty whatsoever is given by the seller, Langton’s, its employees or agents in respect of any lot and any express or implied conditions or warranties are hereby excluded. 9) COMMISSION BIDS: a) Prospective buyers are advised to attend the auction. Langton’s will however, if so instructed will execute bids on their behalf, but neither Langton’s nor its employees nor agents shall be liable for any neglect or default in so doing or for failure to do so. 10) GENERAL CONDITIONS: 1) Langton’s as agents for the seller is not responsible for any default by the seller or the buyer. 2) Langton’s has the right at its absolute discretion to refuse any bid, to advance the bidding as it may decide, to withdraw any lot, or combine any two or more lots. 3) The following words and expressions shall have the following meaning:  “Lot” Any item deposited with Langton’s, with a view to its sale at auction, in particular, the items or items described against any lot number in any catalogue. “Bought in” Those lots which fail to reach their reserves. “Purchase Price” The hammer price plus Buyers Premium and GST. “Buyers Premium” Langton’s charges a Buyer’s Premium of 16.5% (including GST) on the lot knocked down to the buyer. All lots are sold GST inclusive, where applicable and will be detailed on the buyer invoice. These conditions of business shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the state of Australia in which the auction takes place and all parties concerned hereby submit to the non-executive jurisdiction of the States Court. BAROSSA WINE CHAPTERS AUCTION 2015

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CREDITS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The 2015 Barossa Wine Chapters Auction Committee would like to thank the wine companies of the Barossa for their generous contributions to this Auction. Sincere thanks to the following companies and people for their significant contribution to the 2015 Auction and their long term support.

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Langton’s Fine Wines: Andrew Caillard MW, Tamara Grischy, Mark Samaha, Claire McShane Barossa Wine Traveller: Tyson Stelzer and Grant Dodd Photographs: by Dragan Radocaj, courtesy of Barossa Grape & Wine Association Thank you to all the volunteers for their assistance in preparing for the auction and at the auction.

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