Barossa Valley Estate

In 1984 low red wine consumption and an underdeveloped export market lead the Federal Government to instigate the vine pull scheme in which wineries were subsidized for removing red grape vines. Some growers accepted the offer, which lead to the destruction of a significant component of Australian old vine Shiraz stocks. However, many also refused some of whom became growers for Barossa Valley Estate. Barossa Valley Estate was originally a winemaking co-operative made up of 80 third and fourth generation grape growers. Skills were combined and grape varieties blended to produce quality wine under the Barossa Valley Estate label. Today Barossa Valley Estates is owned by Constellation wines. Barossa Valley Estate Philosophy Barossa Valley Estate aims to epitomize the Barossa region’s richness and character in each of its wines making very traditionally styled and robust wines made with ripe fruit and usually given extended oak aging. Barossa Valley Estate Wine Range Barossa Valley Estate is comprised of the following brands – E&E, Ebenezer, E Bass and E Minor. For the last decade the E & E Shiraz and sparkling Shiraz have been benchmark Barossa wines if a little old-fashioned in style. Barossa Valley Estate Wine Types All Barossa Valley Estate wines are made solely from Barossa Valley fruit. Vines on the premises include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Grenache, Chardonnay and Marsanne. Additional grapes are also sourced from individual growers. Sparkling Shiraz under the E & E label is also a house specialty.