Grant Burge Wines was formed in 1988 by Grant Burge and his wife Helen, and is located in the heart of the Barossa Valley.
Grant Burge Wines has five generations of Barossa pedigree and has consistently delivered wines of the highest calibre in a number of different categories, including sparkling, premium white and red wines and fortified wines.
The Meshach Shiraz holds an outstanding classification from Langtons and the Grant Burge Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV remains one of the most popular Australian premium sparkling wines over $20.
The Barossa is famous around the world for its premium table wines and Grant Burge is one of the most recognised winemakers from the region. He is also proud to be a Baron of the Barossa. Grant believes the diversity of terroir and elevations together with the Mediterranean climate, provides the perfect environment to make a range of ultra-premium wines.
The region consists of two distinct valleys. The Barossa Valley floor is 200–250 metres above sea level, with rich, red-brown, deep, alluvial soils ideal for red wine grape growing. This contrasts the high altitude Eden Valley at 500 metres above sea level with rocky, acidic and grey schist soils, ideal for cold climate viticulture. Together these geographical features make up the Barossa.
“Fine wines are born in the vineyards and the vineyards are the cradle of wine quality.” – Grant Burge
Craig is in his 22nd vintage with Grant Burge wines and was named Winemaker of the Year by the Barons of the Barossa in 2014. While he is passionate about the big full-bodied red wines for which the Barossa is famous, he also believes the region offers an opportunity for creative winemakers to make top quality elegant wines.
“Certainly, one thing I do as chief winemaker is to push our guys to push themselves. To make sure they try different things… I don’t think we want to be constrained… I’ve got a pretty vivid imagination when it comes to some styles, I picture things in my head and try and bring them to fruition.”