Chaffey Bros. Wine Co.
Chaffey Bros. Wine Co. = New wave Barossa! Their wine philosophy is New Wave Barossa... Soil up. Aromatic. Textural. Unadulterated. Unfined (naturally vegan).
Brothers-in-law Daniel Chaffey Hartwig and Theo Engela are the latest generation of the Chaffey family to ply their vinous trade in Australia. The original Chaffey brothers (Canadian hydro engineers) were true iconoclasts. They arrived in Australia in 1886 and proceeded (along with a number of their descendants) to make an indelible mark on the Australian wine landscape. Now joined by young-gun winemaker Huon Fechner.
They craft handmade minimal intervention wines from individual parcels of epic low yielding vineyards spread throughout the Barossa and Eden valleys in South Australia. Drawing on true old vines and complex soils, they see themselves as part perfumier – discovering delicate aromatics; part historian – preserving the purity of pristine fruit; and part mad scientist – revelling in the lost art of small batch blending.
Old vines of Eden Valley Riesling and Barossa Valley Grenache and Shiraz are their building blocks... their pillars.