Yarra Yering & Kaesler

P.O. Box 852, 5355 Nuriootpa
Barossa Valley Way, 5355 Nuriootpa
Australia

Telephone +61 8 85624488
Fax +61 8 85624499

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wine Australia

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Oct 6, 2016

Kaesler Alte Reben Vertical Tasting in Napa with Lisa Perrotti-Brown (The Wine Advocate)

Australia: Kaesler - Alte Reben
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 227.

Kaesler’s very talented winemaker, Reid Bosward, happened to be passing through Napa recently and kindly brought with him a mini-vertical of nine vintages of Alte Reben to taste. Kaesler’s Alte Reben is a single vineyard wine coming from a 117-year-old Shiraz vines (planted in 1899) in the Marananga sub-region of Barossa Valley. In my view, it’s the ancient vines in this area of the Barossa that produce some of the most complex wines in Australia and indeed the world. Of course, the age of the vines necessitates hand-picking. There’s nothing special happening with the winemaking—the emphasis here is on the fruit. The wine is matured for around 21 months in French oak casks, 40% new and 60% one-year. There’s no fining or filtration. Only about 500 cases are produced. These are outstanding quality, singular, elegant (yes!) and age-worthy wines. What’s more, the pricing isn’t crazy for what they are, making this label a great buy for collectors looking for value and something truly unique.

2016     Kaesler Alte Reben Shiraz            (94 – 96) (barrel sample)
2015     Kaesler Alte Reben Shiraz            (95 – 97) (barrel sample)
2014     Kaesler Alte Reben Shiraz            94+
2013     Kaesler Alte Reben Shiraz            95+
2012     Kaesler Alte Reben Shiraz            94
2010     Kaesler Alte Reben Shiraz            95
2009     Kaesler Alte Reben Shiraz            94
2008     Kaesler Alte Reben Shiraz            94
2006     Kaesler Alte Reben Shiraz            95

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Aug 4, 2016

Sarah Crowe becomes the first woman to win prestigious Halliday winemaker award

For the first time, a woman has won the prestigious James Halliday Winemaker of the Year Award.

Sarah Crowe of Victorian winery Yarra Yering accepted the award at a ceremony help at Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne on Wednesday night.

In accepting the award the winemaker acknowledged the achievement, expressing her pride at winning the award in a male dominated industry.

"I don't like to focus on my gender as being important to my role," Ms Crowe said.

"I think a lot of us in the wine industry don't, but the absolute truth of it is there not that many of us.

"I like to think it's a level playing field, but it probably isn't when you break it down so that's really a sweetener, to be the first woman to have won this award."

The James Halliday wine awards are widely considered among the most important gongs for wineries, with the industry doyen's ratings driving consumer sales.

This year, over 9000 wines were considered for the awards, which mark the release of the James Halliday Wine Companion.

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Yarra Yering - An Australian Icon

In 1969, after a long search for the perfect site, Dr Bailey Carrodus planted 12 hectares of vines at the foot of the Warramate Hills. The gentle slope with its northerly aspect and deep grey silty loam shot through with bands of gravel fulfilled all of his requirements. Good drainage, all day exposure to the warm sun, and enough elevation from the valley floor to avoid the spring frosts. He named his vineyard Yarra Yering and in 1973 produced the first commercial wine made in the Yarra Valley since 1921. Yarra Yering quickly gained an international reputation for quality and individuality and for the next 35 years Dr Carrodus made his wines to great critical and commercial success.

Dr Carrodus died at home in September 2008. Winemaker Sarah Crowe has been named the 2017 James Halliday Winemaker of the Year for her work in continuing the great Dr Carrodus’ legacy. Sarah credits Dr Carrodus for providing her with all the riches a winemaker craves to produce really great wine. She is the first woman to have ever won the award.


Kaesler - A Century of Tradition

The Kaesler vineyards were owned and run by the Kaesler family from 1893 to 1986. In 1999, winemaker Reid Bosward seized the opportunity to become the head of the new Kaesler family when he and his partners bought Kaesler, becoming the third owners of this property. At this time, the Kaesler vineyards consisted of over 70% red wine vines, all 40 years of age or more.

Now having access to premium old vine material, Reid set out to produce bold estate wines representative of the Barossa Valley. The intensity of the old vine Shiraz inspired Reid to produce a special premium batch, the “Old Bastard.” Classified as “Outstanding” by Langtons with its rich and intense fruit style, the Old Bastard Shiraz paved the way for Kaesler. A string of highly celebrated wines followed suit, the generous Stonehorse range and premium Old Vine Shiraz, “The Bogan” and Alte Reben wines to name a few.

A 5 star James Halliday rated winery, Reid and winemaker Stephen Dew, with their distinct style and modest winemaking techniques, consistently produce wines rated over 90 points by industry peers and publications.

Adding to our growing family, Reid and his partners acquired vineyards in the prominent wine regions of the Clare Valley and McLaren Vale, establishing the Clare Wine Co. and Nashwauk brands. Applying the same winemaking techniques and philosophies as their Barossa Valley wines, they created a signature style that emanates across the all their regional brands.

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