In response to many requests from our restaurant customers, in 2018 we created a wine exclusively for them. The first ‘Concilio’ was made from Grenache sourced from an old bush vine block located to the south of Tanunda and blended with a small portion of Shiraz. The wine reflected the style evolution of Barossa Grenache towards wines of vibrancy, texture and savouriness and those eminently suitable to accompanying food.
Due to the success of the Concilio Grenache, and after being blessed with near-perfect conditions for the 2021 vintage, John and I contemplated adding a second ‘Concilio’ to the range, one that this time spoke of the more modern interpretations of Barossa Shiraz. Our decision was made easier when one of Australia’s most respected sommeliers, Leanne Altmann of the McConnell Restaurant group, gave the idea a big thumbs up and looked to place the very first order.