Tar & Roses
Handcrafted in Central Victoria
The original Tar & Roses team of Don Lewis and Narelle King began their winemaking journey in Priorat, Spain, immersing themselves within the classic Mediterranean wine regions and varietals. This sparked an interest in how these varietals could be grown and made back home in their native regions of Central Victoria, Australia.
The Robert Oatley Signature Series draws on a remarkable portfolio of vineyards nurtured by the winemaking talent of Larry Cherubino showcasing Australia’s most successful wine styles and regions.
Bob Oatley’s mantra was that all wines should be a “darned good drink”, and the high quality Signature Series delivers immediate appeal, with satisfying flavours over an elegant frame.
Each wine embodies the grape varietal and region in which it was grown, from aromatic Western Australian Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc to luscious McLaren Vale Shiraz, and classic Margaret River Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Grenache, too, is a focus, with a multi-award winning GSM blend and new-wave, Joven style Grenache, both from McLaren Vale.
Adelaide Hills Wines
The Kozned family has a long tradition of growing grapes and making wines. Before immigrating to Australia after World War Two, their family grew grapes in the Caucasus grape growing region in Southern Russia which is renowned for producing quality wines. Amongst their many agricultural pursuits, was their established large vineyard which produced premium quality Shiraz red grapes for producing premium wine, sold throughout Russia as well as used by the Russian Orthodox church.
The love of growing grapes and making wines has been passed onto Mark Kozned, following his family tradition into the wine industry. The Firebird, Mad Russian and George Kozned range of wines all honour the close relationship maintained tradition and the influence our family has had on the development of the business.
Alex Head’s dream to make elegant Barossa wines began while travelling through some of Europe’s greatest wine growing regions, along with his long-held fascination with the synergy of good wine, fine food and happy company at the table. Head Wines is all that and more. Alex creates great Barossan wines that are memorably balanced whilst pursuing styles that are intentional and truly of place.