Atze’s Corner vigneron Andy Kalleske is the sixth successive generation of his family to be involved in grape growing and winemaking in Australia’s iconic Barossa Valley. With that experience comes the knowledge of where the best grapes grow and how to nurture the fragile old vines to give of their best. The cornerstone of this artisan winery lies in several amazing vineyards which are tended by Andy’s parents Barb and John Kalleske. Shiraz vines planted in 1912 and 1951 adjacent to the winery, a stone’s throw east of Nuriootpa on the Barossa’s valley floor and close by to Ebenezer, a...
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My family is no stranger to alcohol, with dad and mum always having a fine collection of spirits for special occasions. After settling in Melbourne in the mid 1980s, my brother and I would follow my parents as they began their own journey with Australian wines. Mum’s favourite back then was a Sauternes and they were on the hunt for a sweet red to try.
I would never forget the time we rocked up, unbeknownst to us, to one of the premier wineries in the Sunbury region in Victoria – Craiglee, asking if they had a sweet red. Funny story...
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