Rockford Grenache Mataro Shiraz Moppa Springs 2018



Estimated delivery between June 16 and June 18.

Rockford is one of the icons of Australia and of the Barossa Valley and it is one a relative newcomer, having been established in 1971 by Robert O'Callaghan. This full bodied blend of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz is made using grapes grown in some of the driest regions in the Barossa. All grapes are destemmed in the winery's 1880’s wooden Bagshaw de-stemmer before being fermented in open slate tanks. Our 1890’s Robinson Basket Press slowly squeezes the remaining juice from the grapes, before the individual components are left to mature in seasoned oak casks. When the final blend comes together, layers of soft, savoury, spicy flavours are expressed in a smooth, velvety and spicy red wine. 

Rockford Wines' legacy

Rockford Wines is an icon itself and a relatively new one, established in 1971 by Robert O'Callaghan, who has forged a reputation for preserving winemaking tradition and saving many of the world's oldest grape vines from being pulled up in the Australian Government's vine pull schemes of the 1970s and 1980s.

The Rockford vintage shed houses equipment from 50 to 100 years ago, which was discarded by other wineries as modernisation took over.