The Wines of Murray Street

The Barossa Valley is a haven for wine lovers, with plenty of cellar doors and vineyards to check out. A large majority of the wineries in this region hark back to the very beginning of the winemaking era of Australia, but there are some newer offerings – like Murray Street Vineyards.

Founded back in 2001, this winery was created to honour the tradition of winemaking in the Barossa Valley but with a modern twist. Sustainably managed by a small team, Murray Street Vineyards have quickly propelled themselves to one of the best wineries in the region, and they are making an effort to create environmentally friendly wines as a way of leaving a healthy legacy into the future.

History of Murray Street Vineyards

Opened back in 2001 by Bill Jahnke, a US investment banker, and Andrew Seppelt, whose family were pioneers in the Australian winemaking industry, the winery soon expanded into Greenock from its humble Gomersal beginnings.

Ten years later, the wines created at the vineyard had earned themselves numerous international accolades and the winery was starting to get a great reputation – the Greenock tasting room quickly became known as the “Best Cellar Door in the Barossa”.

These days, Seppelt has taken a step back, and it is now the Jahnke family that own 100% of the business. Bill is setting up the next generation of his family to take over the running of the vineyard, which uses new world technologies with old work techniques to create some of the best-loved wines in the entire region.

The unique winemaking process incorporates the revegetation of native flora, while tasting at Murray Street Vineyards is a laidback, personal affair that takes place in a comfortable lounge where visitors can look out over the stunning views. As well as sampling the distinct flavours of the wine collection, you can tuck into platters of locally produced meats, cheeses, and breads.

Wines at Murray Street Vineyards

2012 Black Label Shiraz

The vineyard is known for its Shiraz, and this particular offering retains the rich heritage of the grape.

2013 Black Label Cabernet

Created using fruit from Koonunga, High Eden, and central Barossa, this harmonious wine blends three distinct flavours to create a unique Cabernet variety.

2014 Black Label Semillon

This is an old vine Semillon that’s grown from 1948 plantings at the Greenock estate. It’s crisp with rich citrus notes from the Semillon fruit.

2012 Black Label Grenache

Again using grapes from 1948 vine plantings, this variety is grown on a bed of brown loam that can be found over ancient sedimentary rock for a flavourful Grenache.