International Distributors

Canada – Alberta

Pavao Imports Ltd.
204 Mt. Alderson Cresc W
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
T1K 6N6
Phone: +403 328 1658
Fax: +403 328 1625

Hong Kong

Northeast Wines and Spirits Ltd.
Units B1 & B2, 1/F Vita Tower
29 Wong Chuk Hang Road,
Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2873 5733
Fax: +852 2554 5369


Vai and company Ltd.
1-7-5 Miyayama
Toyonaka OSAKA 560-0056 Japan.
Phone: +81 6 6841 3553


Vine Valley Berverages SDN. BHD.
No. 7, Jalan Persiaran Flora Utama, Taman Flora Utama, Batu Pahat,
Johor, 83000
Phone: +60 7 435-1868

New Zealand

Macvine International Limited
174C Marua Road
Mt Wellington

Contact: Michael Jemison
Phone: +64 9 579 7451


Hegdehaugsveien 31, 0352 Oslo
Contact: Thomas N Stabenfeldt


Luding Trade
RF-121471, Moscow
Ryabinovaya str. 55, bld. 1


Benchmark Wines


Wever Co. Ltd.
5F, No., 29-2, Sec. 2, Chung Cheng East Road
Tamshui, Taipei, Taiwan 251
Contact: Douglas Chi
Phone: +886 2 2809 5266
Fax: +886 2 2809 8822


Bibendum Wine Ltd
113 Regent’s Park Road
London NW1 8UR
Phone: (020) 7722 5577


Epicurean Wines
8151 8th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
Contact: Cindy Oswalt
Phone: (206) 923-1376
Fax: 206-923-0173

Winery and vineyard

Winery and vineyard

Battle of Bosworth and Spring Seed Wines Cellar Door and Office
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
Email us here

Joch Bosworth
Wines and Vines
Skype: joch.bosworth

Louise Hemsley-Smith
Sales Export and Marketing
Skype: l.hemsley.smith

Jane Arnold
Cellar Door Boss Lady


Hannah Matthews

Emma Loretan

What you think of us

Afternoon Joch! Wanted to let you know that I opened a bottle of your 2004 Shiraz that had been in my cellar for a decade. It was just excellent. Black cherry and plums in the sun, plush in the mouth but still with solid fruit, alcohol really well balanced. A little like Côte-Rôtie but more sophisticated. Made us absolutely murder a rack of lamb.    
Dave Axel Kurtz, Maine, USA


2020 Halliday Wine Companion

It’s that time of year again, when winemakers start getting restless and have a faraway look in their eye… it’s time for the annual James Halliday Wine Companion awards. We haven’t featured that highly in the awards in recent years,… Read more

James Suckling USA Wine Reviews

We had a few nice reviews for BoB and Spring Seed from US wine man James Sucking ( and his Australian off-sider, Nick Stock. We met them both for lunch (with a bunch of other Vale stalwarts) at the magnificent… Read more

Changing Guard at Battle of Bosworth

Joch and I feel a little bit like Christopher Robin and Alice, sort of, in that there has been a changing of the guard here at Buckingham Palace, AKA Bosworth HQ. We have a new winemaker, Kirk McDonald who started… Read more

Kangaroo Island Dreaming

Nothing stays the same it seems – we are in the middle of building a cellar door on our Springs Road Vineyard in the Menzies locality of Kangaroo Island (about 10 minutes from Kingscote). We will be releasing wines from… Read more

Return of the Sweet White Duke… of Clarence

In another news (and apologies to the late David Bowie’s Thin White Duke) I can announce the imminent return of the Battle of Bosworth ‘Clarence’ Sticky Semillon from the 2017 vintage. After a break of some 6 years, conditions were… Read more

The Joch Bosworth hero shot

A hero shot is defined in the urban dictionary as ‘A shot of a thing or person with framing, composition, lighting and setting intended to make it look as good as possible.’ Well, you can only work with what you… Read more

Spring Seed Sparklings

And just for something completely different and because Joch doesn’t think we have nearly enough wines, we are looking forward to introducing you to the Gypsy and the Wanderer (or the Itinerant, as our QLD distributors have already nicknamed it).… Read more

2015 Battle of Bosworth Chardonnay

We released the 2015 Battle of Bosworth Chardonnay on the weekend just gone. This is the 6th vintage of this wine and I gather from the murmurings I have heard from both Joch and Nairn, the best one yet. Available… Read more

Ola, Bosworth Touriga Nacional!

At the risk of becoming like my former much-loved employer, d’Arenberg, we have a new wine here at Bosworth Wines. Welcome to the Tourigal Nacional,  Portuguese by birth, but happily transplanted here in Australia and thriving on Denton’s block on… Read more

Vintage count down

It’s that time again. You can hear the dreaded starlings making their high pitched keening whine, Australia Day is nearly here and the old yellow UR harvester has emerged from the harvester shed (imaginative, eh?!) to have its post -Xmas,… Read more

We Won a Trophy!

Great news from Friday the 31st October’s 42nd Annual Bushing Lunch, where all the trophies and awards were announced from the McLaren Vale Wine Show – our new Spring Seed ‘Morning Bride’ Rosé won a Gold Medal and Trophy for… Read more

2012 Battle Shiraz now available

We have just released the new vintage of the Battle of Bosworth Shiraz, the 2012 wine. This is shaping up to be a fantastic wine and has already received a whopping 95 points from James Halliday in his 2015 Wine… Read more

2014 Puritan Shiraz is an Advertiser Top 100 Wine

The newly released 2014 Battle of Bosworth ‘Puritan’ Shiraz has made it into the Adelaide Advertiser’s  Top 100 wine line-up, compiled by Tony Love, in the ‘Light Red’ section. The comment on the wine is as follows: ‘Organically grown and,… Read more


Celebrating 25 years of organic vineyards at Battle of Bosworth

A very quick Bosworth update: We finally had some decent rain in June, then apparently we have had the driest July on record. The vineyards look green and lush however, and the pruning is almost all done now. We have had more rain this month which again, dull as I sound to myself by talking about rain what seems all the time, is terrific. More please even though the cold weather is beginning to wear a bit thin.

Some people had warm weather recently, however. Joch was whisked off to Darwin by mates for his 50th birthday celebrations. One chum had to stay behind as his 2nd baby is due imminently, but he came along as a cut-out on a lolly stick for the ride. …

In breaking news, we have retained our Halliday Wine Companion 5 star rating for 2021, which is great news.

Organic Vineyards – 25 years

I was mulling over things while having a taste of the new Puritan Shiraz – (vintage 2020) and did the maths and realised that it is 25 years since Joch starting running our vineyards organically. It’s only taken me 6 months to wake up to the fact! I must have had other things on my mind.

McLaren Vale’s First Organic Wines 

We produced McLaren Vale’s very first organic wines at BoB. Our first releases were the 2001 Battle of Bosworth Shiraz and 2001 Battle of Bosworth Cabernet Sauvignon. Under cork, too. That all changed in 2005 when we went to Stelvin.

Spring Seed Wine Co organic wines- the 2nd wave

We released another range of organic wines under the Spring Seed label in 2008, a chardonnay and a Shiraz destined for the USA, just in time for the Global financial crisis! We now have 10 SkU’s in Spring Seed range, which include the ‘Gypsy’ NV Blanc de Blanc, the ‘Cockscomb’ Cabernet Sauvignon and the ‘Poppy’ Pinot Grigio.

Spring Seed Wine Co 

Organic Vineyards in McLaren Vale 

Joch began the conversion process in 1995 with a small block of some 25 acres of Chardonnay, Cabernet and Shiraz. Over the last quarter of a century he has converted all of our vineyards to organics, as well as our barley  paddock for making our pale ale.

Joch is very modest about his vision, but I like to think of him as an organic and sustainability trail blazer in McLaren Vale. Or, as UK wine man Matthew Jukes said way back in 2005, that Joch is regarded by his peers as an ‘off the wall viticultural genius‘ which is lovely, although I know full well that’s not the only thing they say about him.

How about those youthful curls, above? About 2004 I think. Much greyer now, I might add.

The soursob (oxalis pes caprae)

This quarter of a century of organic viticulture is testament to Joch’s vision and slightly unorthodox approach to weed management without the use of chemicals. Who would ever have thought that a noxious (though pretty) weed would have been a force for good?

Joch’s off the wall genius (!) saw him harnessing the soursob by encouraging them  to grow undervine and smother other weeds. They grow quickly with the onset of the winter rains but die back in spring and summer and so don’t compete with the vines for moisture or nutrients.

Springs Road Kangaroo Island

Never mind COVID, our KI wine brand Springs Road has had to survive Bushfire too. For those that don’t know, Joch was having an early mid-life crisis and bought established vineyards (Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet) in 2016 on Kangaroo Island, Australia’s 3rd largest island which is about 3 hours door to door from our Battle of Bosworth McLaren Vale vineyards.

Springs Road Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Fires

We built a cellar door and released our first vintages back in December 2018. Forward to December 2019 and January 2020 and KI got hammered by fires which burned out the western parts of the island which tragically included most of the Flinders Chace national park, and then headed east towards us, driven by insanely strong westerly winds.

I think in reality what saved us was our neighbours who are farmers. They took it upon themselves to use their big earth moving equipment to carve out huge fire breaks about 5km to the west of our vineyards. I still owe them a bottle or two of wine to say thank you.

OK that’s about it for now, other than a bit more showing off about a couple of wines from Battle of Bosworth which both scored 95 points in the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion (the wines were judged by Jane Faulkner).

Both our 2017 Bradens and 2017 Chanticleer Single Vineyard Shiraz scored 95 points. I hope this makes you want to buy some, even more so when you read about them:

2017 ChanticleerThe wine is polished yet refined in its own way. Savoury tannins have a velvety plushness, fruit really succulent and spicy and the palate full-bodied but not unwieldy’ (Jane Faulkner)

2017 BradensFabulous inky purple and the pleasure doesn’t stop with its colour. The fruit in this is gorgeous – intense flavours infused with baking spices and clove/cedary oak. Yet it remains buoyant with almost sweet tannins. Impressive.’ (Jane Faulkner)

Nice one Joch.

Domestic Distributors

South Australia

Chace Agencies
PO Box 464
Kent Town SA 5071
Phone: 08 8363 7881
Fax: 08 8363 7882

New South Wales

World Wine Estates
Unit 4, 207-229 Young Street
Waterloo NSW 2017
Contact: James Johnstone
Phone: 02 9380 8808
Mobile: 0419 274 332

Northern Territories

Thomas Chin P/L
Contact: Darryl Thomas
Mobile: 0418 828 538


Sante Wines
8/8 Bromham Pl
Richmond VIC 3121
Phone: 03 9429 1990


The Wine Tradition
24 Collingwood Street
Phone: (07) 3262 1455


World Wine Estates
Contact: Mark Diamond
Phone: 02 9380 8808
Mobile: 0466 573 874


Joseph Burton Wines
Contact: Joseph Burton
Mobile: 0428 123 586

Western Australia

Grape and Grain P/L
PO Box 1601
Victoria Park WA 6981
Contact: Matt Holden
Phone: 08 9362 3030

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Cellar Door 5th Birthday

Where did the time go eh? As of tomorrow, Friday the 12th August, our lovely rustic little cellar door has been open for 5 years. It still feel like yesterday that Roxie was pushing Joch and I along in order… Read more

Bosworth lunch at Fino, Saturday 17th May 2014

Aussie Wine Month is a celebration of Australian wine (which lasts for a month!) and we are taking part in the proceedings by joining forces with Sharon and David at Fino just round the corner in Willunga. We have been… Read more

Dates for your Diary

We have a few events coming up in the next few weeks which you may want to ponder on and commit to the Filofax. Battle of Bosworth and Spring Seed Wines will be heading to Light Square on Friday the… Read more

Cellar Door Festival 14-16th February 2014

Roxie and I are heading down to the Adelaide Cellar Door festival again this year. Located at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the festival runs for 3 days from Friday the 14th February to Sunday the 16th. There are well over… Read more

Laneway Ladies of Brisbane Wednesday 12th September

Attention, Ladies of Brisbane: Come and taste the Spring Seed Wines (including the new 2012 Spring Seed ‘Poppy’ Pinot Grigio) with Louise, and Sommelier Sarah Ramwell at ‘The Laneway’ 181 Mary Street Brisbane from 6-7pm. The price includes canapes and… Read more