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GRANT BURGE

The Burge family have been associated with winemaking in the Barossa Valley for five generations, so some decent time on the clock, you might say. It began in 1855 with John Burge, an immigrant from England, whose son Meshach made the first wine back in 1865 and established the family preoccupation with winemaking.

The current champion of this family obsession is Grant Burge, who as past winemaker for a number of high-profile outfits has won an array of awards. In 1988, together with his wife Helen, he established the Grant Burge Winery. Grant believes that vineyards are the key to it all and that they must be carefully managed by selecting the varieties that best suit their particular soils and climatic conditions.

Grant personally oversees every aspect of production, from the vineyard through to the winemaking. His control of a diversity of prime sites and his profound knowledge of what they can deliver provides him with the ability to craft a superlative range of wines.