Chris Ringland

Region: South AustraliaAustralia

Subregion: Barossa

Appellation: Barossa Valley




Barossa winemaker Chris Ringland produces extremely small amounts of his shiraz - normally less than 80 cases a year. Made from 100-year-old, low-yielding, dry-grown pre-phyloxerra vines. Chris has been busy making wines for Bodegas Alto Moncayo and Bodegas El Nido in Spain. His following is cult like. Robert Parker Jr has wrote about his Barossa wine.: "Arguably the greatest Shiraz made in Australia, this viscous, black/purple-coloured wine represents the essence of both wine and Shiraz.


Salomon Estate

Region: South AustraliaAustralia

Subregion: Fleurieu




1866 the great great uncle of Bert Salomon, Jesuit father Johann Nepomuk Hinteröcker, immigrated from the Wachau Valley in Austria to South Australia. After spending 3 years at the Seven Hills mission and winery in Clare Valley he founded the Parish of Norwood, Adelaide. As founding father J.N.Hinteröcker is burried in his church. 
He apparently laid the foundation for an intercontinental love and fascination. The wine NORWOOD is dedicated to him, being the first in the family to lay roots downunder.

Descending from a great Austrian wine family, Dr. Bert Salomon established SALOMON ESTATE in South Australia. He carries on the tradion of his family producing wine for over 220 years. Looking for the perfect spot for their Australian vineyard, Bert and Gertrud Salomon came to Finniss River in South Australia and fell in love with the area. Their passion for great red wines and their enthusiasm for diverse cultures let them become part Australians – this was almost 20 years ago. 
Until then Gertrud was working in the management of L´Oréal before she devoted all her professional passion into marketing and sales for Bert´s wines.