Not originally from the Barossa Valley, four successful winemakers met over a casual Friday lunch and discussed how they could give something back to the region that has been so supportive to their businesses. Collectively wanting to make a difference to the community, Ed Peter, Warren Randall, Pete Kight and Michael Twelftree decided to make a charity wine; from this Concordis was born.
Teaming up with Foundation Barossa, Concordis will see Kaesler Wines, Seppeltsfield Winery, Torbreck Vintners, and Two Hands Wines unite together to combine one tonne of their finest Shiraz grapes each year to create a unique cuvee.
Producing 1600 magnums annually, all proceeds from the sale of Concordis will go to a perpetual education fund through Foundation Barossa, which will then provide ongoing financial support and training opportunities in cellar operations and viticulture for financially disadvantaged, local youth.
The project aims to raise over $700,000 over the initial four years, which will finance two traineeships at each of the wineries beginning in January 2016.
Debuting at a launch event held at Fino Seppeltsfield on Friday 21st August 2015, the first vintage of Concordis is from 2014 and will be available for purchase through each individual cellar door, their online stores or the Concordis website.
Support this great initiative. Purchase Concordis today.
On Friday the 7th of March 2014 we harvested small parcels of shiraz from each of our Estate owned vineyards:
- KAESLER: 737kg from Alte Reben Vineyard, Jenke Road, Seppeltsfield
- SEPPELTSFIELD: 933kg from Wazza’s Block Seppletsfield Road, Seppeltsfield
- TORBRECK: 1031kg from Descendant Vineyard Roennfeldt Road, Marananga
- TWO HANDS: 1102kg from Kraehe House Block, Neldner Road, Marananga
The grapes were all fermented at Two Hands Marananga Winery for 12 days and then aged for 18 months in five French oak 500 Litre Puncheons, of which two were new. 1600 magnums were produced.