Nietschke by Kalleske

In 1838 two ships are sailing bound for Australia, aboard the Zebra is Samuel Johann Nietschke and on the Prince George is Johann Georg Kalleske. They are both pioneering grapegrowing families who make the Barossa their new home. Now step forward 130 years in time to 1968 and these two families join when John Kalleske marries Lorraine Nietschke. Their sons Tony, Kym and Troy run the vineyard and the more recently established winery.

However it was Lorraine’s forbears who originally made wine well before the current Kalleske boys decided to try their hand. The Nietschke family established a winery on the banks of the Jacob’s Creek soon after they planted vines in the 1840’s. To honour Lorraine’s lineage and the inspiration they have bestowed this wine proudly bears the Nietschke name.

Nietschke Jack Shiraz

Great Uncle Jack would be proud, as this is a modern Shiraz with a twist. There's a little something extra with a dash of Petite Sirah added for complexity. A full-bodied Barossa Shiraz with rich dark fruit flavours and classy oak characteristics that will cellar gracefully in the medium term.

Winemaker: Troy Kalleske

Current Vintage: 2017
Tasting Notes: DOWNLOAD - 2017 Nietschke Jack Shiraz


Nietschke Julius Shiraz

After a long day in the vineyard, we are sure that Great Grandfather Julius would enjoy this classic Barossa Shiraz. A rich, full-bodied wine with ripe dark fruit flavours, complex oak characteristics and a long finish that whilst drinks well upon release will cellar gracefully for those with patience

Winemaker: Troy Kalleske

Current Vintage: 2016
Tasting Notes: DOWNLOAD - 2016 Nietschke Julius Shiraz



2016 Nietschke Shiraz

94 Points
Dense crimson-purple hue; rises above the odd challenge from the vintage and and its (very moderate) price. This is a quintessential Barossa Valley shiraz, with its red, purple and black fruits calmly supported by ripe tannics and enough oak to satisfy the hardest critic. Bargain.

James Halliday, 2019 Halliday Wine Companion