5 STAR WINERY | JAMES HALLIDAY

WINE COMPANION 2020 ......add some depth to your Cellar with Highly Rated Z WINES

Distinguished achievement in HALLIDAY 2020

HILDER 2018_Ancestor Vine Mataro

Z WINE’S 2018 [HILDER] ANCESTOR VINE BAROSSA VALLEY MATARO AWARDED 98 POINTS AND TOP MATARO IN ‘BEST OF THE BEST – BY VARIETY’

The Z WINE 2018 [HILDER] Barossa Valley Ancestor Vine Shiraz not only achieved this exceptional    success but also was the recipient of a 5 STAR RATING, and was personally selected by James Halliday to be served to all the guests as 1 of only 27 wines out of nearly 9,000 that were tasted at the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion Awards.

As one of the highest regarded wine reviewers Halliday commented on the night “such quality and diversity” on the wines that he had selected to be served at the awards night where Merrick Watts, Comedian was MC for the night and humorously entertained guests.

James Halliday noted in the 2020 Wine Companion on the [HILDER] Ancestor Vine Mataro; “Excellent colour, this is arguably the most perfect of the 3 Ancestor Vine wines” followed by recommending to Cellar for an impressive 30 years until 2048.

Janelle Zerk, Winemaker commented; “The winemaking was respectful of the ancestor vines – hand picked fruit and wild fermented in an open vat before basket pressing and gravity feeding to oak.      Retaining character from the biodynamic vineyard was of utmost importance.  It was an honour to be the only Mataro  and one of three Barossa Valley wines represented on the night” .

After delivering such exciting news to Suzi Hilder, Vigneron commented; “It’s really about the vineyard and preserving old vines, it’s a great example of what sand over clay soil can do in Vine Vale. This shows a different side to the Barossa Valley through the vineyard and wonderful winemaking”.

The success did not stop there with an impressive range of 15 wines from Z WINE rated over  90 points including three more wines in the ‘Best of the Best’ by Variety: Z WINE [HEIN] Ancestor Vine Shiraz 97points, 2017 [ROHRLACH] Survivor Vine Grenache 97points and 2017 [ROMAN] Old Vine GSM 97points.

Kristen Zerk, Managing Director commented “I’m proud that Z WINE can be pioneers with a leading style of a single varietal Mataro in our range, we know we have something special here”.

Further accolades included 2017 [RUSTICA] Grenache 96points, [SAUL] Eden Valley Riesling 95points, 2018 [AVELINE] Old Vine Grenache Rosé 95points, 2016 [JULIUS] Barossa Vallley Shiraz 95points,  2018 [RUSTICA] Grenache 95points, and 2017 [AUGUST] Old Vine Grenache 95points as well as being rated a 5 STAR WINERY.

This wine is available from Z WINE Cellar Door  & Wine Bar in Tanunda, online www.zwine.com.au or contact the Kristen on 0422 802 220 for stockists, national distribution and export enquiries.

 

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Z WINE  (Z for Zerk) is the creation of sisters Janelle and Kristen Zerk. With over 160 years of Barossa Heritage behind them they grew up together in the Barossa Valley on a vineyard that has been in the Zerk family for 5 generations

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The exclusive Z WINE range includes the following wines:

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Z WINE

Our wines are hand crafted in small batches with all bottles individually numbered so you know our promise of ‘quality not quantity’, and that you are purchasing a unique product. Wines available in this range include: SAUL, XAVE, NEVAH, AVELINE, AUGUST, ROMAN, JULIUS, & TOPAQUE.

RUSTICA

The ‘Rustica’ story is rich and colourful – revelling in the ancient soils of the Barossa Valley. As fifth generation Zerk’s growing up on a 170 year old vineyard, we feel an inherent responsibility to be custodians of the ancient soil and showcase the region’s great potential.

SECTION 3146

Joachim Zerk, an early German pioneer farmer, settled in the Barossa Valley in 1846. He purchased for 200 pounds what he considered a perfect site for a vineyard. 170 years later, the Zerk family still grow grapes in old vineyards of which Section 3146 is a part.

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