Barristers Block

Barristers Block is a family-owned and -operated winery that was established in 2002 by Jan Siemelink-Allen, with the support of her husband Evert-Jan and sons, James and Lachlan. Jan has 30 years of experience in all aspects of the wine industry, beginning at Coonawarra where she managed cellar door outlets. She spent five years managing South Australian sales for two major Australian wine companies before leaving in 2004 to create and market her own label.

To maintain a standard of excellence, Barristers Block produces fruit from its own family vineyard, which provides the best fruit of each varietal. Located in the Wrattonbully region, Barristers Block’s 25-acre vineyard grows shiraz and cabernet sauvignon.

In addition to the Wrattonbully vineyard, Barristers Block also maintains a 20-acre vineyard at its Woodside estate in the Adelaide Hills. The cellar door was opened in 2009, and Jan firmly believes that all who visit will embrace the wines in the natural setting of the vineyard.

The cellar door also affords guests the opportunity to see just where Jan’s passion for producing such high-quality wine comes from.

The family operates all its vineyards with minimal tillage and all-natural fertilisers. The winery runs its own sheep through the vineyard during winter to keep the growth down and to provide natural fertilisation.

All the vineyards are drip-irrigated and mulched in summer to ensure moisture is preserved and to eliminate water wastage.

With farmyard animals and a giant sandpit, Barristers Block is considered the most family-friendly winery in the region. Adults can sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy a tapas board or gourmet pizza while they’re surrounded by the immense natural beauty of the estate.

The property is home to the Vigneron Villa, which is a gorgeous three-bedroom villa that overlooks the lake, vines and charming farmyard animals. Barristers Block also hosts weddings and functions, and the team can tailor special events to your specific requirements.

 

 

TASTING NOTES

2016 Barristers Block Legally Red Sparkling Shiraz

Crafted    from    single-vineyard, estate-grown fruit from the family vineyard in the Wrattonbully region, this wine is luscious and rich in flavour. Medium-bodied and boasting a sensational deep-purple colour, the wine’s palate is soft and elegant. This sparkling shiraz is the perfect accompaniment to a cosy winter’s night.

2016 Barristers Block Sauvignon Blanc

This wine displays a stunning bouquet that’s driven by jasmine and almond blossom and laid over fresh-cut grass, honeydew melon and lychee. The palate is crisp and refreshing with crunchy Granny Smith apple, gooseberry and a hint of white nectarine.

2016 Barristers Block The Bully Shiraz

A deliciously rewarding shiraz from the region that’s no longer a well- kept secret, this elegant wine has depth, character and full flavours. Rich in forest fruit flavours that are balanced with the use of fine- grained French oak, this shiraz has a long-lasting palate and seductive weight. It will cellar well for a minimum of eight years.

2016 Barristers Block Poetic Justice Sparkling Blush Pinot Noir

Made from single-vineyard, estate- grown pinot noir fruit from the Woodside vineyard, this wine glows a soft pink in your glass and fills your mouth with delicious flavours of lightly spiced strawberry and apple on the palate. This wine is a fresh and fun pinot noir that’s akin to a quality bubbly.

 

 

 

  • Getting There: 141 Onkaparinga Valley Road,
  • Suburb: Woodside
  • Phone: (08) 8389 7706
  • Email: [javascript protected email address]
  • Website: www.barristersblock.com.au
  • Cellar Door: Open 11:00am–5:00pm daily
  • Restaurant: Light lunches
  • Weddings & Functions: Yes
  • Accommodation: Vigneron Villa
  • Additional Features: VIP Club membership, online wine sales and cellar door platters