A new journey unveiled for Krondorf Wines

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A new journey unveiled for Krondorf Wines

A story of faith, love and hope

In the foothills of the Barossa Ranges, the sun sets over the village of Krondorf. The broad western sky is streaked with orange and peach, while late autumn vines quiver in the last of the fragile light.

It’s a sight that evokes reverie, peace, and inspiration, catching the breath of those who witness it, just as it must have for the Silesian winemakers who settled here in 1847.

For it is with them the Krondorf story begins.

A story of love, faith and hope. A story by no means fully told.

For Krondorf Head Winemaker, Nick Badrice, the three pillars of love, faith and hope the Silesians lived by continue to underpin the values of Krondorf wines today.

“That always remains in the background of what we’re doing,” says Nick.

“It’s a brand that we’re trying to protect, and not lose sight of the fact that it does have all that history.

“But it’s time for us to build the next bit of history.”

For the first time in years, the Krondorf brand has found a bricks and mortar home in the main street of Tanunda, the new Krondorf Cellar Door & Wine Bar which serves charcuterie platters and artisan pizzas, alongside Krondorf’s collection of award winning wines.

The former Schulz flour mill, dating back to 1848 and steeped in rich history of its own, was a fitting choice to present a wine experience layered with story and provenance, from Silesian heritage, to the winery’s 1970s origins and coveted 1980 Jimmy Watson trophy win, to the internationally acclaimed wines of today. 

Here, in a space re-imagined by JBG Architects with sophistication and grace befitting of such a special brand, that journey is unveiled, through words, show, and, of course, taste.

“We’ve launched a cellar door exclusive collection of wines showcasing different terroirs and expressions of the Barossa region,” says Tony Ganzis, Cellar Door Manager.

“Our Shiraz Experience takes the customer on a journey through six different wines from our Single Sites and Multi Vineyard Sites across the Barossa.”

The newly released Krondorf Icon collection of wines for 2022 are a highlight, including the 2020 Krondorf Old Salem Barossa Shiraz, 2019 Stone Altar Old Vine Barossa Valley Grenache, the inaugural launch of the 2020 Stone Altar Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz and the flagship 2018 Krondorf 121 Settlers Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz.

“These are Krondorf’s most celebrated and regarded wines, only releasing the new vintage in May each year, showcasing Krondorf’s highest quality of fruit sourcing and immense attention to detail, to be enjoyed upon release as well as prosperity for long-term cellaring potential,” says Tony.

“Entirely sourced from premium parcels of grapes from owned vineyards and often from multi-generational growers, these wines are proudly Barossa grown and crafted.

“The Cellar Door also provides exclusive pre-release access to these wines via 121 Wine Club membership.”

“It feels amazing, I can come down here and pour the wines that I made and engage with people myself as a winemaker. It’s fantastic.”

- Nick Badrice

Having made Krondorf wines since the mid-2000s, launching a place to share his passion with customers face to face is like discovering a lost chapter to a favourite book for Nick.

“It feels amazing,” he says, with a smile that conveys genuine delight.

“I can come down here and pour the wines that I made and engage with people myself as a winemaker. It’s fantastic.”

For locals and visitors alike, the venue’s appeal lies in a deep connection to time and place, and authenticity of experience.

“It’s about storytelling here, as much as it’s about pouring wines and preparing food,” says Tony.

“As soon as someone arrives at the cellar door we take them on a journey.”

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