Joe Evans loves to let everyone know that he is the smallest winemaker in the Barossa, but make no mistake – what he lacks in height he more than makes up for in personality, and his wines are certainly some of the biggest in the region! We’ve followed Joe on his winemaking journey from working cellar doors at Rockford and Greenock Creek to launching his own brand with wife Sue in 2005, and the wines are consistently some of the most popular at our many Barossa events. Production is tiny – a few hundred dozen each year, but the wines are intense, and the vineyards maintained immaculately by the winemaker himself. The labels pay tribute to the history of the property, which was formerly the Ballycroft cheesery run by Sue and her sister Tracy up until 2011.
Elegant fresh cherry and raspberry nose with a multi layered raspberry ‘redskin’ palate with a fresh fine finish. This wine has great drinkability and is perfect to serve in summer slightly chilled with your favourite Italian dish. Joe makes this wine using fruit from the Case vineyard in Langhorne Creek
92 Points, James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2020
‘An effusively joyous wine, this is lighter weight and friskier than usual. Abstemious yields, 25% whole bunch and 6 months in neutral French casks have produced a lively red beaming ripe strawberry, rose water and kirsch aromas along a palate of herbal twine and moreish grape tannins. The latter, as much the wine’s opus as it’s drinkability factor, its totem.’
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