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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.

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.

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.

Siblings in wine

A successful family blend

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.

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 //...

Side by side in wine

Generations in Wine WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHY Alicia Lüdi-Schutz >> Father and son team John and Tim Duval of John Duval Wines. GENERATIONS IN WINE Side by side in wine unlocking the family balance It seems the berry hasn’t fallen too...

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...

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.

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