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A vision realised

Generations in Wine WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHY Alicia Lüdi-Schutz >> Fifth generation winemaker, Grant Burge with his son Trent who is continuing the long tradition of winemaking in the family. GENERATIONS IN WINE A vision realised burge family wines //...

Twenty years have whistled by

Generations in Wine WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHY Alicia Lüdi-Schutz >> Whistler Wines - Sally and Martin Pfeiffer with their sons Sam and Josh GENERATIONS IN WINE Twenty years have whistled by Whistler WINES // THE PFEIFFER FAMILY story October 2019 marks two...

The progressive protagonist

They say few things bring protagonists a deeper sense of fulfilment than guiding friends and loved ones to grow into their best selves.

Family Bonds

For the footy-loving Schiller family, the adrenalin rush of finishing a hectic vintage isn’t too different from playing a Grand Final. Robert and his sons, Tom and Ben have each donned the boots for Tanunda over the years and whilst they are fiercely proud of their long association with the Magpies; off-field, it’s the land their ancestors developed through the generations that deeply connects this trio.

Cirillo Estate – a big little winery

Vincent Cirillo’s worn and weathered hands are as gnarly as the 175-year-old Grenache, Shiraz and Semillon vines that grow alongside his family’s Nuriootpa homestead, on Nuraip Road. Today, those hard-working hands hold a glass of Cirillo Estate Wines’ Vincent Grenache, as he chats to his winemaker son, Marco, who named the wine in his honour.

Crafting tomorrow’s classics

Charles Melton’s direction in life was decided with the toss of a coin. Backpacking around Australia, he and his travelling buddy Ken Roach worked a vintage, picking grapes for Krondorf Winery, and when the company offered them two full time positions, one in the winery and one in the vineyard, fate sent Charles into winemaking.

Leon and the girls

“As long as it isn’t pink!” was the only rule Leon Koch insisted on when his family was deciding on a colour for their new tractor.

Z is for Zerk

In the words of Eurythmics’ song, “Sisters are doin’ it for themselves”, Janelle and Kristen Zerk are indeed “standin’ on their own two feet” as pioneers of a wine brand that is capturing high acclaim from Australia’s most renowned critics.

Forty vintages for Elderton

Elderton Wines will celebrate its 40th vintage in 2021, and whilst heartbreak and adversity has stood in the path of the Ashmead family - the family behind the highly successful label - strength of character and unyielding determination to produce premium wine has prevailed.

Turning sand into wine

Sixth generation grapegrower, Christine Canute says she’ll never forget the day she tasted the ’97 Grenache and ’96 Shiraz made from the fruit growing just outside their Vine Vale home.

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