Organic, Biodynamic Barossa
Not just certified organic and biodynamic, Tscharke is one of the most sustainable winegrowing projects in Australia, with the full cellars underground, on-site solar power, 100% rainwater use and a solid dedication to understanding the terroir they are blessed with and adapting practice to harness its power whilst simultaneously protecting it.
Tscharke is on the western ridge of the Barossa in Marananga, and produce wines from estate sites in Stone Well, Greenock Creek and Gnadenfrei. The varieties include the more traditional red Rhone grapes we associate with the Barossa (Shiraz and Grenache), but the sustainable approach has led the team to establish alternative varieties such as Savignin, Albarino, Montepulciano and Grenache Blanc. The grape growing/winemaking team – yes, there’s a single approach across both elements at Tscharke – is led by vinous rockstar Damien Tscharke. As in the vineyard, an open and explorative mind in the cellar has birthed more contemporary elevage techniques including terracotta amphorae and concrete eggs. All the wines are unfined and 100% vegan.
Our distribution includes Tscharke’s Estate range and two Single-vineyard reds. More information on Tscharke can be found on their website.