Awarded 5 Star Winery James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2009 to 2016, Top Ten Best New Wineries 2009. Best Small Cellar Door / Barossa Valley - Gourmet Traveller 2013 Best Tasting Experience Gourmet Traveller 2014
The Yelland and Papps story perhaps doesn’t fit in with the usual line spun by wineries in the Barossa - six generations of this, five generations of that. It is a story about new beginnings, a story about a young couple, with a young family, forging their own path within a wine region as first generation winegrowers. While not locals....there is a saying in the Barossa that you have to have a grand-parent “in the ground” before you are considered a local.....Susan Yelland and Michael Papps call the Barossa home and are as passionate as any sixth-generation Barossan about the region, its vines and its history and its characters.
Thirst of Wine 60% Grenache 32% Mataro 8% Carignan
97 - James Halliday - 2016 Wine Companion Best of the Best -
From vines planted in the early 1920's wild yeast open-fermented, basket pressed, 24 months in French oak (25%) new Quintessential high-quality Grenache; medium bodied, it has a fragrant red fruit bouquet an electrifying intensity and energy to the palate. Surely...