Soul Growers was formed in 1998 by the experienced winemaker Paul Heinicke with the addition of award-winning winemaker Stuart Bourne, and quickly gathered a strong following in their domestic, Asian and North American markets. Most of their dedicated team members are 5th generation descendants from the first grape-growing families who settled in the Barossa valley. They are fortunate to work with Old Vine, Survivor, Centurion and Ancestor vines, some being over 130 years old, and their goal is to let the unique character of these vineyard sites across the Barossa valley shine through in their wines. Where nature provides, they only guide. With this in mind, they strive to make sure Soul Growers wines emphasise the regional and varietal flavours of their beloved Barossa Valley. The essence of what they strive for is to ensure a lifestyle that is good for the Soul; wine, food, family, music, mates and fun.
Soul Growers Slow Grown Shiraz 2016
Dark crimson in colour. The nose is lifted and perfumed, with spicy fresh fruit integrated with oak carrying onto the palate of rich, mulberry, plum fruit characters. The palate is complimented by new oak complexity with depth and richness of flavour and an elegant, long finish.
“Mostly old vines from five districts, matured for 19 months in American and French hogsheads (30% new). An attractive, juicy medium to full-bodied palate, ripe fine tannins. Right in the heart of the Soul Growers style.”
94 points James Halliday
100% Shiraz Kroehn – Eden Valley 30+ yrs Hoffmann, Western Barossa 50+ yrs Lindner, Vine Vale 70+ yrs Hampel, Kalimna 35+ yrs
Gobell, Stonewell 30+ yrs Eden Valley 28% Barossa Valley 72%