Like many of their fellow Germanic migrants, they made their way by ox cart Bethany, the Barossa Valley’s first settlement, where they established a home and cleared the land to grow crops and graze animals. The Schrapels planted their first vineyard in 1852 from cuttings carefully nursed from Europe. A wine cellar was also built, but despite Johann’s reputation as an early colonial winemaker, the family concentrated on grape growing rather than winemaking for the next four generations.
COLOR: Very elegant, rather European style red.
NOSE: Slightly floral and red cherry characters.
PALATE: The finish is soft and smooth, slightly floral, and red cherry character. (with 2 years of careful oak aging)
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Shiraz.