In 1982, Gerhard Grans took over the winery from his father Matthias with a vineyard area of 4 hectares. He slowly and steadily expanded the vineyard with the best sites and has since focused on top quality dry wines, which currently make up 80% of their current range. Today, they cultivate 12 hectares of vineyards with the main grape variety of 90% Riesling. Their assortment is supplemented by Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris.
The winery is currently run by the family’s thirteenth generation and upholds the philosophy that the prerequisite for producing world-class wines is the possession of the best locations and intensive vineyard care. Grans-Fassian focuses on producing high-class wines with their own personality that encapsulate landscape and feeling.
Grans-Fassian have been a proud member of the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates (VDP) since 2001. The trademark of the VDP consistently signals exceptional qualities. The best vineyards of the winery are classified in the highest category as VDP.Grosse Lage®.
Pirramimma vineyards and winery are nestled behind the township of McLaren Vale, running parallel to Tatachilla Road. The mature vineyards are planted to 13 varieties and 40 designated blocks, spread over 300 acres and allow them to produce over 80 different wines, from the iconic McLaren Vale Shiraz, pioneered varieties such as Petit Verdot and Tannat, and an ancient collection of fortifieds.
Founded in 2005, the Barons de Rothschild Champagne House has established strong relationships with partner producers to craft champagnes of a rare elegance from exceptional terroirs and rigorously selected grapes. “Accomplishing through great achievements”, such has been the Rothschild family’s ambition for more than 250 years. Through the strength of its wine-growing experience, the family has joined forces with producers from Champagne to develop excellent champagnes which bring together know-how and tradition.
Anthonij Rupert Wyne was founded on the farm L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Originally owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, who passed away in 2001, the farm was taken over by his brother Johann Rupert in 2003. It was Johann Rupert who constructed a state-of-the-art winemaking facility on the estate, and the beginnings of what was to become a sprawling enterprise with a focus on terroir-specific wines.
Takara has great experience in producing Shochu , Mirin and Sake for more than one-and-a-half centuries. Because Takara’s main business endeavors depend heavily on the mastery of natural processes such as fermentation, the Company feels a strong responsibility toward preserving the natural environment.
Certain names resonate strongly within Australian wine history and Jim Barry is one of them. It was Jim Barry’s drive that helped shape South Australia’s Clare Valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and cemented it as one of Australia’s premier wine regions.