Schwarz 'The Grower' Barossa Shiraz 2019
Jason Schwarz has wine in his DNA. A 5th gen Barossan, he was raised on his parent's vineyard and studied wine marketing before discovering winemaking was his calling. He completed vintages in Bordeaux, Burgundy, The Rhone, Stellenbosch and the Napa Valley before returning to the Barossa to work in a number of different Barossa wineries. He has no formal winemaking training yet has a rare affinity for growing and sourcing spectacular fruit from vines up to 130 years old which he picks at the optimum ripeness level to allow the fruit to shine once bottled. He was one of the very first Barossa producers to pick earlier than the norm. He makes bloody good wines. Little surprise his winery is rated 5 red stars by Halliday and that he is one of the select few included as part of the Artisans of the Barossa.