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

Hoping to come down again around Xmas and buy some more of your fabulous wine and some more glasses. I broke one last weekend (devastated).
Helen Hayes, NSW


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


Will the last one out of the winery please turn off the light?

It’s been another action packed time here at Battle of Bosworth for vintage (#vintage2021), or harvest. We put together a dream team, as usual. We had the anchor men in terms of Joch our brave and fearless leader, Woody on vineyard/ winery duties, Leon helping on the tractor, Spencer the gun harvester driver and Scott (sitting on the front wheel) the winemaker.

The only missing team member there was Erin, who also doubles up as cellar door operative (self-styled booze hag and cellar rat) along with her trusty mutt Eddie. Oooh, look what I found on my hard drive, a photo from 2014 of the pair of them CUTE

Here we are a little later on…Eddie is very agile as you can see – when someone at cellar door said put your paws up on the tasting bench Eddie heard all paws, not just front paws :)

The cellar door team staged a takeover of the winery a couple of weeks ago and cooked breakfast for the winery team. Emma and Jane were on the pans and did an outstanding job. Nice work team. We also managed to slide in a sneaky couple of bottles of bubbles to celebrate cellar door head honcho’s (Janes) half century.

Some people went a little more nuts of course (Erin), but the cellar door and office team had good fun doing a bit of plunging of the ferments, see Hannah in the background; Woody was looking on like a nervous mother, not knowing whether to keep an eye on Han or Sophie behind him who was emptying a fermenter!

We had visitors from overseas, as in Kangaroo Island. Annabel from the Springs Road cellar door popped in with son Arlo, who got right into all things winemaking – ‘best day ever’ he reckoned. Annabel tasted through some 2021 wines which are in barrel. Nice to see you Annabel!

Future winemaker? Arlo checking out a ferment.

Once the ferment is just about finished, the wine (juice) is drained off, and then someone has to dig out the skins so they can be pressed to gently extract the final juice. Erin took this arty shot; it’s actually quite an arduous job in the winery.

We had a mystery tractor driver this vintage, namely one Ian Adam, former Battle of Bosworth doyen of vineyard, winery AND cellar door. Bon viveur and winemaker at his own Dabblebook wines, Ian brought much fun and many laughs to BoB over the years, so it was great to see him help put the band back together. Ian does have SLIGHT reputation for maybe, possibly breaking things.  I dropped some coffees round to the hard working picking team and they were already having a little break. Nice timing, ah no – check out the tractor tyre… old times sake Ian!

Here’s another arty shot from Erin, of the guys harvesting on the island at our Springs Road vineyard. Or maybe Jane our cellar door manager took this one? I think Roger who is the former owner of the Springs Road vineyards (along with wife Kate) may have been driving pick up.

It’s vintage Jim but not as we know it… what’s all this then? Joch and Spencer went to the island to pick some Shiraz, so they told us, and ended up catching crabs instead? Whatever next. Nice looking crabbies there Spencer.

Joch has pulled yet another new wine out of his… winery; Apparently this barrel of Touriga Nacional (Touriga is a Portuguese variety most commonly used for make vintage ports….) has been sitting in the winery for a year or so. And then appeared, just like that….!

Vintage ports are made by picking the grapes nice and ripe and then adding grape spirit to stop the fermentation and ‘fortify’ the wine. I think we are making one from this year too, Joch has already ‘declared’ it (stop press, vintage 2021 is looking very, very good. We needed a good one after the last couple of years of small vintages.)

If you like the sound of a vintage port for Autumn and winter, have a look here

Buy port

And that’s about all for now folks, as we come to the end of vintage. The last shot is of Joch and Spencer returning heroes from a dash to Kangaroo Island to pick some grapes. It’s about 3 hours from Willunga to Springs Road in Cygnet River (including the ferry ride) maybe a bit longer in the truck. Pick some grapes, turn around and come back. A big days work.


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