From an Original Barossa Pioneering Family
Kaesler is a privately owned wine company that produces estate grown wines from vineyards as old as 1893. The Kaesler family were pioneers who settled in the Barossa Valley in the 1840’s. In 1891 they bought a parcel of land and in 1893 planted their first vines.
Today Kaesler wines are made from these ancient, dry grown vineyards, by the third owners of this magnificent property.
Kaesler Old Vine Shiraz has been consistently produced as an elegant wine, tight in its youth, a wine that is made to age. It represents a different style of Shiraz within the Kaesler portfolio, when compared to its bolder brothers, The Bogan and Old Bastard Shiraz.
Currant, rhubarb, wilson plums. Whiffs of cedar, sandalwood, vanilla
Palate is soft and long, with fresh milky acidity. It has a distinct savoury twist on the very end of the palate.
The Old Vine Shiraz block at Nuriootpa, from which some of the fruit is sourced, is cuttings from its mother and neighbour, The Old Bastard vineyard (est 1893). The Old Bastard is genetic material that only exists in Australia, its parentage being lost to Phylloxera in Europe in the 1880’s. The fruit from these vineyards was sold to various wineries over the years and often finding a home in some of the Barossa’s most prestigious blends. The Old Vine was first retained and bottled as “Kaesler” in 1988. The original source block is still used along with two other parcels of comparable quality and genetic uniqueness. Although we consider it a blend of three separate parcels essentially three different soil types.