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: Redolent of dark cherries and hibiscus flowers..
NOSE: Floral and red cherry characters.
PALATE: The palate has cherries, wild strawberries, and dark spices that intermingle with fine-grained tannins to produce a wine with a long finish of spice and cacao.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Grenache.