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

Kirk McDonald

Hannah Matthews

Emma Loretan

What you think of us

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.
Russell Fuller, North Adelaide, SA


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

ABC Rural Radio segment on Sips in the Sticks

Well, I tried. The dessert I made for the Sips in the Sticks luncheon held recently at Sue Bell’s historic Glen Roy shearing shed in Coonawarra was unplaced. I am already working on strategy for next year’s event, when apparently… Read more

Battle of Bosworth a Halliday 5 Star Winery

We are pretty pleased that in his most recent Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday has awarded Battle of Bosworth Wines a 5 Star Rating, which according to the books legend makes us an ‘outstanding winery capable of producing Read more


After party – Post vintage 2018 analysis

So that’s another vintage (harvest) under our belt as the fruit of the 2018 harvest goes into barrel for some time to mature, or into bottle (whites, Moscato and Rosé). Winery and vineyard folk can relax a bit. I asked Joch what he thought of vintage 2018 and in customary bullet point style I got this, yelled at me from the kitchen:

Cool, moderate temps, incredibly dry, no rain at all during harvest period. Average yields. 2018 has turned out to be an exceptional vintage. Amazing colour and intensity and balance in reds, very good white vintage too.

So there you have it, straight from the horses mouth. We needed a photo to break up the text, so you will see a shot of Jen Pedder here driving the truck, above.

The Battle of Bosworth end of vintage party was conducted aboard Tom Steele’s 44 foot yacht, Cedar Party, which he kindly skippered for our vintage crew from Wirrina further down south on the Fleurieu Peninsula. The theme was nautical, and this was before the team knew what the order of play was going to be. Jen nailed it with the red and white, Spencer perhaps more so with his sailor’s hat. Hornpipe, anyone?

Luncheon was taken at Leonard’s Mill down at Second Valley, and all sailors were all accounted for, present and correct at the Victory Hotel when I collected Joch later that afternoon.

If your eyesight is good enough, you will notice that in some shots the team were drinking beer from a familiarly labelled stubby: the new Battle of Bosworth Pale Ale. The Bozzy Pale Ale is available now from cellar door, online and at the Star of Greece cafe at Port Willunga. The tasting note Joch wrote tells us that the Bozzy ale is ‘a balanced, malty and slightly floral ale. It is a light to medium-bodied Pale Ale’. A crowd pleaser in anyone’s language. Made using the malting barley Joch grew in the paddock in front of the winery.

Battle of Bosworth Pale Ale

We sent a case of the ale to our wonderful state based wholesale distributors for them to taste and enjoy, and Joseph Burton from Hobart in TAS sent back this photo of him having a cold one. Battle of Bosworth Pale Ale; so good it will make your hair stand on end. Or something like that.

We have new vintage releases of a couple of our reds in cellar door now, just in time for winter, if it ever comes. The 2014 Battle of Bosworth ‘Best of Vintage’ is a Shiraz/ Petit Verdot blend this year (90%: 10%) and was rated 95 points by Halliday in his 2018 Wine Companion. The 2014 White Boar is a Shiraz/ Cabernet blend again, although this vintage there is 90% Shiraz, the balance Cabernet. Both are absolutely delicious of course.

The Kangaroo Island wine project keeps moving along. We still have to come up with a name for the soon-to-be-bottled wine which we made from the 2017 vintage (and made over here at the winery) and the cellar door needs to be built sooner rather than later. This will keep us busy. Here you can see Joch, Spencer and Senne all loaded up with bins and the construction materials for the cellar door. The bins were brought back full with the KI cabernet (last pick for both KI and Battle of Bosworth) and of course the materials for the construction of cellar door were left there. Logistics, eh?

Don’t forget the 1485 cellar club if you keep forgetting to buy wine. You can choose a white, mixed or red dozen pack which you will receive twice a year along with tasting notes. You can click here to find out more about the wine club.

OK that’s all I can think of for now, more later.

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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