Rockbare

About

An 1845 stone cottage with fire places for the cooler months and a beautiful relaxing courtyard for summer. A Great location to enjoy RockBare’s award winning wines.

Location Description

RockBare Cellar Door is located in the leafy Main Street of Hahndorf.

Features

  • Making pure and intense wines.

Additional Information

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Winemaker

Winemaker Marty O’Flaherty started his career a little differently to most winemakers. He was a qualified chef in a past life, starring as sous chef for the flamboyant Stefano in Mildura for 5 years. His vine-change happened in 1999, when his love of food sparked a deep passion for wine and he found himself at Zilzie completing his internship.

The Team

Tim Burvill, Founder:

Growing up in Western Australia, Tim's interest in wine was sparked at a young age by frequent summer holidays to the Margaret River wine region. This passion eventually saw him move to South Australia, where he completed an honours degree in winemaking at Adelaide University's Roseworthy Campus.

His first job out of university was with Southcorp, which as Tim puts it "was the best start to a winemaking career that anyone could ask for." His role as winemaker saw him make wines in regions as diverse as the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, the Sunraysia and the Riverland. A rapid rise through the winemaking ranks soon saw him vested with the responsibility at the age of 25, of making Southcorp's ultra-premium white wines, including Penfolds Yattarna.

In 2001, Tim decided to follow his own path and began RockBare, focusing on Chardonnay and Shiraz from South Australia's McLaren Vale.

Practices & Techniques

Marty’s resounding philosophy is “wine should tell a story about the terroir in which it’s grown, needing lots of love but minimal handling by allowing the growers to do what they do best.” This philosophy has stood him in good stead, with RockBare 2009 Shiraz being awarded best shiraz in McLaren Vale, no easy feat. Pop a cork and get him started on his travel yarns, more than one bottle will be emptied that evening.

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Hours

Mon-Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Address

102-104 Main Street
Hahndorf , South Australia 5245
Australia

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