Kalleske `Johann Georg` Shiraz 2009 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Johann Georg Shiraz is a single vineyard wine produced from an ancient vineyard on our Kalleske estate at Greenock, in the North-Western Barossa Valley.

The vineyard was planted in 1875 and the gnarly, dry-grown vines produce extremely low yields. As this wine is from the oldest vineyard on our Kalleske farm, it is a fitting tribute to name the wine in honour of the first Kalleske to migrate to Australia. Johann Georg Kalleske migrated from Prussia to South Australia in 1838 aboard the Prince George. Johann’s descendants now meticulously tend the Johann Georg vineyard planted two centuries ago. An amazing wine, produced in tiny quantities and destined for long term cellaring, Johann Georg Shiraz is truly something special.

This wine is 100% Organic / Biodynamic as certified by Australian Certified Organic.

SA - Barossa
South Australia

Expert Reviews

“From a single block of vines planted in 1875, and made ina very small quantity... It is very complex and intense, yet little more than medium-bodied, having a tapestry of aromas and flavours similar to Eduard, with great length. How great will the ‘10 be?” Rating 96 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013

“A single vineyard wine, made from vines that were planted in 1875. Grown biodynamically too. Controlled might and power. Dark pitch of weighty, blackberried fruit. Sweet raisins, Christmas cake, malt, toast and raspberry. Has both a brightness and a heaviness. A sensation of both galore-is-more, and tight control. Fruity and flavoursome on the finish... Length, polish, and more.”Rating 94 - Drink: 2015 - 2022+ Campbell Mattinson, the Wine Front, January 10th 2012

Winery Tasting Notes


2009 Johann Georg Shiraz is dark purple black in colour.


On the nose there are powerful aromatics of bright red and black fruits, floral perfume, briar, cedar, savoury spice, cured meats and sweet herbs.


The palate is full-bodied and sophisticated displaying purity of fruit and subtle barrel ferment characters. Stylish and elegant but with great intensity this is a classy Shiraz. Tannins are fine and integrated adding structure and poise. Silky, but solid, this discerning wine is completed by an amazingly lengthy finish. Johann is a superb wine that whilst drinks well upon release will ultimately benefit from a decade or more in the cellar.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - MUNDUS VINI BioFach 2012 International Organic Wine Award, Germany

SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

In South Australia's Barossa Valley, the Kalleske family have been farming and growing grapes since 1853 near the village of Greenock. They are one of the regions leading grape-growing families consistently growing some of the Barossa's best quality grapes. After six generations of growing grapes, winemaker and seventh generation family member, Troy Kalleske, together with his brother Tony, established the Kalleske winery and made the first ‘Kalleske’ wine. The winery is situated on the family estate where traditional winemaking techniques ensure the vineyard realises its full potential as wine.

The vineyard is managed by Troy's and Tony’s parents, John and Lorraine, and brother, Kym. John has over forty years experience tending the vineyard.The 120 acre vineyard is planted to Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Chenin Blanc, Mataro, Petit Verdot, Durif, Viognier, Tempranillo and Zinfandel. Vines vary in age with the oldest remaining vineyard dating back to 1875 and an overall average vine age of about 50 years. The vineyard is low yielding with grapes grown organically and biodynamically and the winery is also certified biodynamic/organic.

The Kalleske family are active practitioners of sustainable farming. They are caretakers of the land and not only want to maintain the environment but improve it for future generations.All Kalleske wines are estate grown and vinified with minimalist winemaking techniques used to fully capture the essence of the vineyard allowing genuine hand made estate wines to be produced. The range is a diverse mix of wines that showcases the splendid Kalleske grapes.

Since the first wine release in 2004, Kalleske has rapidly gained a reputation for producing top-quality hand crafted wines. Kalleske are committed to continue making genuine estate grown wines of individuality and of vineyard and winemaking excellence.

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