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The winemaker uses the equipment available to ferment the grapes to make the wine. Winemakers have a big influence on what you drink and we wish to be well removed from big company wines. Down at the Glug winery on Samuel Road, Barossa Valley; Benjamin Parker and Greg Liebelt do all the labour to produce our vast range.
NEWSLETTERS
Tuesday, 27th June 2017
I have been fortunate in recent times to drink the first release of Karrawirra the 1969 (80% Shiraz) and the 1973 and a pleasure they were. These early vintages were made by the Kies family of Lyndoch at the Keelyn Winery where the winemaker was Ken Kies. .. more...
Monday, 26th June 2017
The long, slow ripening Barossa vintage of 2017 is now behind us as we move forward into the pruning time of winter. I wait with interest to see what wines style, a steady, week after week of mild weather, has done to the taste. We do not have the Barossa equivalent of the famous Hunter vigneron, Murray Tyrrell, who pronounced most vintages as being exceptional, and once in five would proclaim the vintage of the century. .. more...
Saturday, 24rd June 2017
Like all retailers I love customers who have plenty to spend and there are a small number who consider $40 to $60 a bottle as fair value. This connects with another observation I have made over my career. In general, our leading wine writers review wines that most consumers find unaffordable, indeed it was unusual to find writers for Fairfax and News Corp papers suggesting any wine under $20. .. more...
NEW WINES
Restless Farm 'The Pig' Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Fabulous New Barossa Gold
Restless Farm 'The Pig' Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia

‘There’s gold in then thar hills’ did not come true for South Australia although they did work an alluvial river flat not far from the Barossa Valley town of Lyndoch which is known as the Barossa Goldfields.

The real gold has come of course with the recognition of the Barossa  more detail...
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'The Jackman' Bin 5640 South Australia Dry Red Blend N.V.
Knockout Value SA Kitchen Red
'The Jackman' Bin 5640 South Australia Dry Red Blend N.V.
Region: South Australia
Winemakers like Benjamin Parker love making wines as that is what they do. This is the second Dry Red made from an interesting purchase of six months ago.

In large wineries with tens of tanks and leading from them are multiple hoses and pipes connecting with other tanks and barrels and things can go wrong.  more detail...
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Borderland Estates 'Tumbleweed' South Australia Classic Dry Red 2013
Fabulous New Ultra Value Red
Borderland Estates 'Tumbleweed' South Australia Classic Dry Red 2013
Region: South Australia
I can now place myself in the category that it's never too old to learn. Not only has the business matured but so has the winemaker Benjamin and coming up fast is Greg the assistant winemaker.

Spending 2015 and 2016 pondering how to make better value Big Red specials has turned up some new ideas. It shows  more detail...
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GLUG WINE TASTING & SALES EVENT
WORDS FROM DAVID FARMER
'We welcome any customer but you will enjoy the best of Glug if you like to see what nature brings. We make small batch lots, hence no two wines will be the same, as we are happiest when preserving the differences of wines. What we do best is buying at the farm gate and challenging our customers just a little with the many small variations we discover and create in our winemaking.'
BEST SELLERS
Goat Square Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Barossa Salt of The Earth
Goat Square Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
‘Does any other wine delight like Barossa Shiraz with its sweet, deep middle core.’
The Goat is one of our special wines. The Barossa Valley is a small, rare, unique piece of the earth’s crust and only from this spot do you get red wines which display such a powerful and unusual  more detail...
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Crayford Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
The Real Deal Well Priced
Crayford Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia
The winemaker Benjamin Parker has done a brilliant job with this Barossa Shiraz. That we can drink such riches for such a modest sum shows how blessed we are as wine consumers. For good reason Barossa Shiraz is the most important wine made in Australia. Shiraz of course thrives in the Australian  more detail...
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Light & Finniss South Australia Adelaidean Bin 536 Dry Red Blend 2012
Excellent Adelaidean Red
Light & Finniss South Australia Adelaidean Bin 536 Dry Red Blend 2012
Region: South Australia
The fruits of the winemaker Benjamin Parker appear with this excellent red, the result of the Adelaidean project, which is on-going.

Imagine a field blend but instead of a mix from a single farmers vineyards it is instead a mix from numerous farmers vineyards that can be hundreds of kilometres apart. This  more detail...
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