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Postal: PO Box 11 McLaren Vale
South Australia 5171
Actual: Gaffney Road Willunga SA 5172
Mobile: 0414 377 414
Phone: +61 (0)8 8556 2441
Fax: +61 (0)8 8556 4881
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We had a bottle (or 3) of the Battle of Bosworth 2013 Pinot Noir at a restaurant in Sydney at the weekend and were blown away by it. If you could let us know how we can get our hands on a case that would be awesome as we’re having withdrawal symptoms.
I have never ordered wine online before – indeed I have never ordered a case of wine before! A couple of months ago, a friend and I drank a bottle of your Shiraz at a French restaurant in Darlinghurst. It was so delicious that I asked if I could take the empty bottle home so that I would not forget to drink it again. Thank you for making such beautiful wine!!
A quaint cellar door, great staff (Jane is so adorable), a long tasting list, and huge rewards for the patient… The wines start light, but as the range matures into depth, the wines are spectacular.
We visited your winery over the Christmas break purely for the name; my wife is a member of the Richard the III Society and so into the history surrounding him and that period. I was always going to buy one bottle of white boar – purely for the name but we came away with a mixed case and two glasses. The wine is some of the best we have tasted in SA and that is saying something. We look forward too another visit soon.
I actually took a bottle of White Boar along to The National’s concert last week in Adelaide as I was catching up with the band pre-show. The lead singer is somewhat of a wine buff and had never tried organic wine – he was very impressed with it so hopefully it results in some orders to Brooklyn NY!
I also wanted to say that 2 weeks ago I enjoyed a bottle of your ‘Best of Vintage’ 2010. All I can say is, Great bottle of wine!! Keep up the amazing work.
I’m looking forward to trying this new vintage. I’ve just put my order in. My partner & I love your wines (probably a little too much lol!) so fantastic to find such great quality organic wine.
We visited your cellar door last Wednesday during a week long visit to SA – after our car GPS guided us carefully to Binney Road, we rang and found Gaffney Road – apparently we were taken to one of your vineyard blocks! Anyway, we arrived there bang on 11 am, proceeded to taste some reds and for me, the KI Shiraz stood out immediately. I bought just one and a couple of other bottles plus a tea towel. Great to see where it all happens and the property looked just brilliant.
Thanks so much for your email. My box of wine arrived earlier this week – I was quite excited! My partner and I were in Adelaide earlier this year (we live in Sydney, but I am from Adelaide originally) and took a drive to McLaren Vale. We had the pleasure of visiting your beautiful cellar door, it was our favourite by far! It was intimate and welcoming and the wines and knowledge of the staff was fantastic. My partner has a dog just like your groodle, so he enjoyed playing with her and we bought a copy of your Wine Dogs book too! We particularly enjoyed the Aster Pinot Noir, and with Ben’s birthday/our anniversary coming up I thought it would make the perfect gift.
Battle of Bosworth 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon – great wine….purchased 30 bottles… can advise this wine did not disappoint and is excellent….
This year has been a busy one, as you can see from a few snippets from the year below. So, in no particular order;
Vintage seems so long ago now, it is hard to remember what happened. I guess the grapes ripened, we picked them, fermented them and then either sent them to barrel or to bottle, depending on colour, variety and intended style. We seem to do this every year. My abiding memory is of the big old yellow Hyster (with the S handwritten in texter on the front) getting bogged in front of the winery. No-one owned up as I recall. Joch reckons 2019 was good, but with reduced volumes due to the drier than average summer.
Joch K-pop sensation
We sent Joch off to Korea to a big trade show organised by Dan who handles our export to Korea. We have a super importer who loves our Spring Seed ‘Gypsy’, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. We sent Joch to show Korea our Springs Road Kangaroo island wines, and he you can see him doing just that. Wearing his trusty King Gee blue work shirt, he looks as if a mysterious force picked him off a tractor in Willunga and set him down in Seoul at a trade tasting.
New online wine shop
After years of putting it off and doing anything but work on this project (clean linen cupboard, sharpen pencils, pick fluff off jumpers etc) I finally galvanised myself and we made a new online wine shop, with a very powerful ‘back end’. This means nothing to you, our lovely customer, but lots to us, and may in fact result in improved service for you! All wines from Battle of Bosworth, Spring Seed Wines (from McLaren Vale) and our new Springs Road wines from Kangaroo Island are available to purchase from the http://www.bosworthwines.com.au super site! Yippee
534th Anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth
Every year on the 22nd August someone reminds us of the anniversary of the English battle (where Richard of York was killed – the last English king to die in battle), and every year we discuss making something like the Carpark Cabernet (remember Richard III’s body was discovered underneath a Leicestershire pay and display council car park?) and then we forget again, till the next year. I guess we drew a fairly long bow in making the connection between this decisive stoush of the War of the Roses and Joch’s family name (Bosworth), so we don’t discuss things historical too much. Till next year!
5-star Halliday Wine Companion
Battle of Bosworth got 5 stars in this year’s (2020) edition of the Halliday wine Companion, which makes me happy. This means we make awesome wine. You can be the judge 😊 It gives us the right to put this logo on our website, which is nice.
Goodbye Petit Verdot
Joch finally got the shits with the Petit Verdot, a late ripening variety which hails from the Bordeaux region of France. It’s great for Bordeaux the region, which has a very variable climate; if everything goes to pot, you can rely on the PV, because it ripens about 2 weeks later than everything else. Well, no more, the unkindest cut of all was made on the 3 acres we had on the hill near cellar door. More Shiraz anyone? Because that’s what Joch’s grafted it to.
Another day another wine
Joch has done his best impersonation of Chester Osborn from d’Arenberg (they have about 70 + wines, maybe more?) and indulged his love of the old block of Semillon at Edgehill, by making a single vineyard, early picked Hunter Valley-esque dry white wine. So, another wine eh Joch? There’s nothing like production lead marketing (I have heard rumour that there is a barrel of fortified Shiraz sitting in the winery…)
New wine for Springs Road
While we are on the subject of new wines, we released a new Springs Road KI wine called ‘Terre Napoleon’. It is named after the first detailed map of Southern Australia (‘Carte Generale de la Terre Napoleon’) which was drawn by Baudin’s cartographer, Freycinet. Napoleon is a sublime Shiraz and is a selection of Joch’s favourite barrels from the 2017 vintage. It comes with its own rather splendid gift box. Usually we only ship wines in multiple of 6 (and obviously prefer to send in multiples of 12!), but because we are good types, we will send this wine as a single in its box because it will make a magnificent gift.
Springs Road Kangaroo Island Wine reviews
We got some awesome reviews for our Springs Road Kangaroo Island from US/ Aussie duo James Sucking and Nick Stock on http://www.jamessuckling.com. 95 points for the Springs Road Ki Shiraz 2017 and 93 for the Springs Road KI Cab! Yippee
Spring Seed ‘Forget-me-not’ Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Joch managed to get his noggin into the USA’s big hitting wine magazine, Wine Spectator with our juicy little Bordeaux-style white blend the Forget-me-not SBS. Great review too! (better points than Bindi and Grosset 😊)
Visitors from the West
The team from Grape and Grain (who sell our wine in Western Australia) came over in the depths of winter; it was chucking it down and freezing. That didn’t stop us from making them go out and sing for their supper by pruning some of the Road Shiraz. Maria was an awesome pruner, but when Joch offered her a job pruning all winter, she didn’t seem that eager. She seemed far keener to repair to the Salopian Inn for refreshments. Joch also took them through some of the 2019 barrels of Shiraz from both the Willunga vineyards and the Island as well as a cheeky look at the aforementioned fortified Shiraz… which I had up until this moment thought was a myth. Apparently not.
New sausage dog
Finally, and probably the most important news of all, we have a new (6 months old) Sausage Dog, Tigger the standard Dachshund, who came from all the way from Lewiston north of Adelaide. For those that remember Connie the black and tan standard sausage, Tigger is chalk to Con Con’s cheese. She is extremely friendly, sometimes to the point of wee-ing on your shoes. Look out! Even Joch loves her and he was never a fan of the Conster, mainly because she wouldn’t give him the time of day. Uncle Oscar the Labradoodle has been a very patient babysitter, bless him, though we did notice Oscar did learn how to growl when the puppy was hanging off his beard. Welcome Tigger, customer service dog!
That’s all for now!
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