Australia's Barossa Valley has earned worldwide accolades for it's tremendous Shiraz wines, while California's Napa Valley consistently produces some of the highest rated wines in the world. Coincidence? We don't think so. We believe there are good reasons these two valleys are considered the "Garden of Eden" of winemaking. Both locations share similarities in latitudes from the equator, climate and proximity to the ocean.
That is why our company will only focus on the wines from Barossa, Napa, Sonoma, Stellenbosch and Mendoza. These regions have been proven to produce appelations that mature into some of the finest wines available. The Shiraz from Chateau Tanunda and Lambert Estates are exceptional. We are proud to include them in our portfolio..
Dan has always wanted to be in a position to make a difference in the wine industry. He's worked for major wine companies like E&J Gallo, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Remy Martin, Pacific Rim and Banfi Vintners. Dan has also been behind the brand development of Red Diamond and founded Cannonball Wine Company. He's very excited to be working with three great partners who have already made their mark on the industry with their own respective brands.
"Together I hope we can accomplish some great things and not just make a difference, but be the difference".
When Jim Lambert’s business travels brought him to Australia in the 1990’s, he realized his love of wine and beautiful places could mark out a new future for him and Pam, his wife. This dream came to fruition when they discovered the vineyards in the Barossa hills that would become Lambert Estate.
Their son Kirk and his wife Vanesa share the passion and now carefully craft Lambert Estate’s wine range. The family’s success is quickly being recognized and applauded throughout the Barossa Valley.
John's family history in viticulture dates back to 1805 when his forefathers began to grow grapes in South Africa's historic Swellendamn township. After a storied marketing career, John returned to his family roots in 1991 starting his own successful wine business. In 1998, John bought the reknown Chateau Tanunda estate and has been producing some of the most highly honored Shiraz in Australia.
John's vision and gift for "knowing what the market wants" has made him one of the industry leaders others emulate.
The Barossa Valley has a legendary reputation for its wine, and in particular for its generous, intensely flavored Shiraz. But there is so much more. This not only includes other grape varieties, but also a host of artisan specialities such as cheese, bread, cured meats, pickles and jams that have been proudly preserved from their European heritage.
A growing band of small and artisan winemakers mix easily with the larger producers, the common goal of the strong community being the pursuit of excellence.
Located in South Australia, approximately 70 kilometers northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley enjoys a vital culture of generational winemaking, pioneering European influence, gastronomic excellence and strong community spirit. It is a dynamic place, full of confidence about its future, its history and culture proudly displayed wherever you look.