THE WARK FAMILY SHIRAZ
Stepping into the winery, you’re met with an immediate sense that everyone at Teusner Wines gets enormous pleasure from doing what they do, and that they want for nothing more than people to get pleasure when they put their hand in their pocket to buy a bottle of Teusner wine. By sticking to making the kind of wines they like to drink, Kym and Mick have amassed an army of fans and the applause of the commentators. Keeping it simple has paid off!
Located in the heart of Nuriootpa, South Australia.
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A study trip to France and a few vintages working together in the Barossa had Kym and Mick full of love for old vine Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. Then an overheard conversation at the pub between a couple of Barossa grape growers about an old vineyard facing the chop…combined with the visionary power of plenty of Cooper’s Pale Ale…demanded they come up with a rescue plan.
Scratching together a bit of cash, the grapes found a new home, the old vines stayed in the ground where they belonged and Teusner Wines came to life.
The numbers of growers and the range of wines may have expanded over the years, but for Kym and Mick some things will never change. They’ve always insisted on treating their grape growers like the real people they are, and not just suppliers. They’re welcomed at the winery for a beer and invited to taste wines made from the old vine fruit their family has grown for generations. They’re paid well because not only do they work hard but they’re extremely good at what they do…as you’d expect from people that have been growing grapes for so many years. Kym and Mick reckon it’s by taking this approach that they’ve been able get fruit from some of the best of the old Barossa vineyards to make their wines.