1846, Joachim Johann Daniel Zerk settled in Hoffnungsthal (one of the original Barossa Valley settlements near the town of Lyndoch) and purchased what he considered to be the perfect site for a vineyard for 200 pounds. With more than 170 years of heritage in the region, fifth-generation Barossa Valley residents and sisters Janelle and Kristen Zerk began producing wines from a select parcel of shiraz from the vineyard where they grew up. Taking the wine industry by storm with their award-winning wine brand, Z WINE, the sisters produce more than 5500 cases of wine per year.

In 1998, Janelle attended Adelaide University to study a Bachelor of Oenology and was the first Zerk to become a winemaker. She has worked on more than 20 vintages all around the world, including Australia, France, Italy and America. Janelle and Kristen’s childhood experience on the family vineyard prepared them for their own sucessful wine brand. In 2017, Z WINE opened its cellar door on the main street of Tanunda to showcase its exclusive collection of Barossa Valley wines.

The winery is rated five stars and named Best of Region in the Halliday Wine Companion 2018. This is considered on e of the most prestigious winery awards in Australia, and it is something that the Zerk sisters successfully work together to accomplish.

Z WINE shows the Barossa Valley’s true character, and its wines are carefully produced by Janelle and Kristen. The grapes are sourced from only the best vineyards across the prestigious Barossa Valley. Local regional food is perfectly matched to its range of wines. The Z WINE team believe that quality should never be compromised and that wine should be savoured.

Local Barossa Valley produce is served on all platters, including Maggie Beer products, relishes and pickles from Zimmy’s Barossa Valley Produce and Cornucopia Farming olive oil, as well as cheese from The Barossa Valley Cheese Company.

High-quality fruit, winemaking techniques and presentation make the Z WINE product a positively sophisticated and elegant drink. The wines capture the past with soul and style, while displaying an inspiring modern twist. They are all handcrafted in small batches, with bottles individually numbered to denote the winery’s high- quality wines. With Z WINE, you know you are purchasing a unique product.

Z WINE invites you to linger longer and be spoilt like a Barossan. An exclusive range of hand-crafted wines are available at the cellar door, including the Z WINE, Section 3146, RUSTICA, and Hedley & Audrey labels.



2015 Julius Shiraz

The Julius Shiraz is a premium flagship wine that was carefully produced from an amazingly concentrated vintage in 2015. The brooding and succulent blackberry and forest-berry fruits are infused with dark chocolate tannins, with hints of vanilla from the structural French oak support. Indulge in this opulent shiraz with aged vintage cheese or an eye fillet with a red wine reduction.

2017 Saul Riesling

Sourced from vineyards in the Eden Valley, the Saul Riesling exudes characters of lemon, lime and guava, which are supported by floral notes. The focused palate displays citrus flavours, stunning purity and mineral notes with crisp acidity. Serve chilled with fresh oysters, chilli prawn skewers or cured Atlantic salmon.

2017 Aveline Rosé

The    Aveline    Rosé    displays generous amounts of redcurrant and    violet    flavours,    with strawberries and cream on the nose and complementary hints of spice. The palate is luscious with cranberry and raspberry flavours that finish with a crisp acidity. Serve chilled on summer days with spicy foods.

2016 Roman GSM

The Roman GSM brings perfume and cinnamon spice to the forefront. The shiraz adds structure and dark chocolate flavours, followed by a dense layer of dark berries from the mataro. The wine’s depth and complexity comes from the carefully blended grapes, which have complementary flavours. Serve with Peking duck, quinoa, braised venison or any game meats.


  • Getting There: SHOP 3, 109-111 Murray Street
  • Suburb: Tanunda
  • Phone: 0422 802 220
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  • Website: www.zwine.com.au
  • Facebook URL: facebook.com/Z-WINE-Barossa-Valley-157200827723832/