In a league of their own
Hill of Grace shiraz, planted ca. 1860
An Ancestor Vine has stood strong and proud for at least one hundred and twenty five years. It is a living tribute to the early European settlers of the Barossa, pioneers of our modern wine industry. These Very Exceptionally Old Vines and their genetic material have helped to populate this region with irreplaceable, remarkable old stocks and are the underpinnings of our premium viticultural tradition.
These low yielding vineyards, with fruit full of intensity and flavour, are most often dry grown. They are believed to be among the oldest producing vineyards in the world.