Kellermeister is owned and operated by the Pearce family. Today the winery is rated in the top 7% of Australian producers by Australia’s most authoritative and acclaimed wine critic, James Halliday. Kellermeister was originally founded by Ralph Jones in 1976 and named in honour of his German mother, who died when he was a young boy and whose maiden name he recalled as being 'Keller' before being anglicized. Ralph's ambition in establishing Kellermeister was to “play the Curtain Raiser” in the Barossa Valley, hand making, hand bottling and hand selling small batch wines of true character. With his beloved wife Val beside him he would purchase a century old Shiraz vineyard (known as Kellermeister's Black Sash vineyard today) on a hill near the sleepy southern Barossa town of Lyndoch, and later build the now famous yet still humble mud brick cellar from the scorched red earth of that unique and gloriously located site.
What The Critics Say
95/100 Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday
"The hue is good, although of moderate (ie normal) depth; the wine has an utterly unexpected elegant and gentle footfall, the fruits as much red as they are black; the tannins are fine, and the oak balanced and integrated. A delicious wine in every respect, radically different to the ?10 shirazs." Drink by 2030
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