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: Deep, vibrant red-black in color.
NOSE: Wonderful bouquet of dark forest fruit.
PALATE: Elegant yet full-flavored whilst the lingering finish with a delightful blend of varietal fruit, spicy overtones and restrained oak characters.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Shiraz.