Wines from one of the most respected and innovative forces in the Australian wine industry.
Grant Burge Wines was established by a fifth-generation Barossa vigneron and winemaker. Throughout his career, Grant has been one of the most respected and innovative forces in the Australian wine industry. The history of the Burge family and their long association with winemaking in the region can be traced back to March 1855, when noted tailor John Burge immigrated to the Barossa from Hillcot, near Pewsey in Wiltshire, England with his wife Eliza and their two sons. John worked as a winemaker at Hillside Vineyards and his love of viticulture was passed onto his son Meshach, who continued the tradition making his first wine in 1865, while becoming a prominent community leader. Meshach married Emma in 1883 and they had eight children. First-born Percival established the Wilsford Winery near Lyndoch in 1928. Percival had two sons, Noel and Colin, and Colin and his wife Nancy had one son, Grant. Following in the footsteps of his father and forefathers before him, Grant carried the winemaking tradition into the 21st century.
The Grant Burge vineyard management is overseen by Rodney Birchmore, Viticulturist. He believes that if the right varieties are grown in the right soils, and vines are managed to produce low-to-moderate yields, the vines will produce the premium quality fruit needed to produce exceptional wines. The majority of our fruit is sourced from the southern half, where the climate isn’t as harsh as other parts of the Barossa, it has higher rainfall and more balanced and less stressed canopies. The soils are generally rich deep red/ brown medium clay/loam and are rich in nutrients with ideal water-holding capacity. These soils generally make wines with red berry fruit instead of big plummy ripe characters.
Fruit for Grant Burge wines are sourced from the following vineyards: Corryton Park, Summers, Lily Farm, Grocke Farm, Colin Burge, Haese, The Holy Trinity, Daly Road, Wilsford, Hillcot, Filsell, Cameron Vale, Ashlyn, Miamba, The Chaff Mill, Berghofer, Wohlstadt.
The Grant Burge team is dedicated to making a wide range of wines of the highest quality showcasing individual microclimates and characters. The common winemaking style is enhancing flavour, generosity and drinkability. Head winemaker Craig Stansborough was born on the edge of the Barossa Valley and joined Grant Burge Wines in 1993, becoming Senior Winemaker in 1997. His meteoric rise within the company is in large part thanks to his unrelenting passion for winemaking.
The Balthasar Shiraz, one of Grant Burge’s Wines of Distinction, is predominantly sourced from the Eden Valley region of the Barossa, showcasing the elegant varietal characteristics from this unique district.