What better place than South Australia to be a wine enthusiast. It’s something we’re always harping on about but it’s for good reason, we have a wealth of amazing wine right at our doorstep.
Schild Estate, is one of these. With family roots established in the Barossa back in 1866 Schild Estate have now grown to over 450 acres in vine and boast production of some of the Barossa’s best wines.
Within those acres, a small patch has a range of 172 year old shiraz vines that produce the iconic Moorooroo Shiraz.
Their vintages speak for themselves. The 2015 Moorooroo was recently award 99 points in the 2019 James Halliday Wine Companion.
The Shiraz is handpicked from an irreplaceable patch of Ancestor Vines which were planted in 1847 by William and John Jacob, just eleven years after the settlement of South Australia.
Moorooroo Shiraz has a very limited release and has become a highly sort after wine amongst collectors and wine enthusiasts – people are already seeking to pre-purchase the 2016 Moorooroo which is due for release this August.
It’s a highly limited wine but there is a sure way of getting your hands on one of these bottles and it’s by signing up to their Iconic Wine Club. You get three bottles, each vintage.
They’ve also just had a huge international win with their 2015 Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz winning ‘Best in Show – Australian Reds’ at the Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards.
Unsurprisingly, many are enthused with this family owned winery. As well as being listed as a five-star winery, they were also named one of Hallidays Ten Dark Horses.
As of very recently, their cellar door is accessible on Friday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm (and by appointment), so it’s worth heading there to see their gorgeous winery.
If you’re craving something a little different book into their chocolate and wine pairing experiences – an indulgent and different way to experience Barossan wines.
Schild Estate’s cellar door is located in 1095 Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch.