Bold and beautiful powerhouse wines boasting full fruit flavour and intensity – when you think of classic Barossa wines, Kaesler is one of the first to mind.
The first vines were planted in 1892 by Silesian pioneers who came to the Barossa Valley in the 1840’s and bought 96 acres in 1892. By 1893 they had planted the entire acreage with Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro ( aka Mouvedre) as well as White Hermitage wine such as Viognier and Semillon. Some of the gnarled dry-grown Shiraz still remains, and even after 162 years, provide the backbone to some of the more powerful wines, namely the “Old Bastard” Shiraz.
Kaesler has consistently produced bold estate wines representative of the classic Barossa Valley style, but the benchmark, the king of all Kaesler’s would have to be the “Old Bastard” Shiraz. Classified as “Outstanding” by Langton’s with its rich and intense fruit style, the “Old Bastard” Shiraz paved the way for Kaesler. A string of highly celebrated wines followed suit, the generous “Stonehorse” range, the “Baby Bogan” “Reach for the Sky” Shiraz, and the uniquely delicious “Lovechild Viognier” wines to name a few.
The Kaesler family owned and operated the vineyards from 1893 to 1986. In 1999 winemaker Reid Bosward seized the opportunity to become the head of the new Kaesler family assisted by winemaking legend Stephen Dew. Together they have
created a 5-star James Halliday rated winery with their distinct style and modest winemaking techniques that consistently produce wine rated highly by critics, peers and publications.