Weingut Willi Schaefer
Christoph Schaefer took the estate’s reins in 2002, drawing on his father Willi’s deep trove of experience. In the summer of 2015, Willi stepped down and turned over the estate in full to his son Christoph and daughter-in-law Andrea. The estate’s holdings comprise 4 hectare of small parcels dispersed among the steep prized vineyard slopes of the Graacher Domprobst and Graacher Himmelreich, as well as on the Whlener Sonnenuhr.
Weingut Willi Schaefer is renowned for its elegant, distinctive and transparent Rieslings with artfully integrated sweetness and incredible longevity. To achieve this, the Schaefers are dedicated to a meticulous hand harvest, careful maturation in traditional Fuder barrels and an artist’s instincts. Despite extremely limited quantities, the estate enjoys stellar international reputation. The vineyard plots are located on steep slate slopes and consist of up to 100-year-old, ungrafted vines. German VDP member since 1993 with an annual bottle production of 30,000–35,000.
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.