vigneron: (n.) Someone that works and harvests their own vineyard for the production of wine with respect to terroir and viticultural traditions.
We believe that we are custodians of the land. Our job is to care for it as best we can and pass it down from one generation to the next. We also pass down the traditions that were taught to us by our forebears.
We tend the vineyard by hand, and more recently as our winery has grown, we adhere to traditional methods in the cellar. Our focus is on traditional Barossa varieties and blends, however we are not afraid to give different varieties a go as Australia’s wine industry is still in its infancy.
Our vineyard is in Vine Vale; our terroir is deep white sand over red clay. We believe that Vine Vale is the most versatile and consistent grape growing district on the Barossa Valley floor. Our wines have a unique character with balance and structure.
the cellar door – the den
Happy times are always on the menu and the memories are deeply treasured. Great wine and food is best shared.
There are many different ways to experience the Den. Tasting the new releases with a view over the winery to the Barossa Ranges. Enjoying museum aged wines at one of our dinners cooked in the wood oven by one of our favourite chefs. Amy Loechel’s striking artwork hangs from the rafters. Staff drinks, family shows and private functions are regular happenings.
Our wines have a unique character with balance and structure. They are fruit driven because we believe in our vineyard and we want you to taste the unique flavours in the wines of this particular site.
Our range of wines has an obvious house style because they are all made and grown the same way in the same soil. Our wines honestly represent vintage. Rusden is a “vigneron” in the true sense of the word. We grow the grapes, make and bottle the wine and sell the wine ourselves.