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Teusner Wines, Barossa Valley

Unsurprisingly, for Kym Teusner and Mick Page, beer played a major role in their decision to start Teusner Wines in 2001. Overhearing a couple of grape growers at the pub contemplating removing their 85 year old Grenache vines, Kym and Mick stepped up to the plate and offered them 4 times what they’d been paid by ‘the big guys’ for the crop if they’d keep the vineyard in the ground. The offer was accepted, the vines stayed in the ground, Teusner Wines came to life with a singular mission –  to make the kind of wines they liked to drink!
The numbers of growers and the range of wines may have expanded over the years, but for Kym and Mick some things will never change. They’ve always insisted on treating their grape growers like the real people they are, and not just suppliers. They’re welcomed at the winery for a beer and invited to taste wines made from the old vine fruit their family has grown for generations. They’re paid well because not only do they work hard but they’re extremely good at what they do…as you’d expect from people that have been growing grapes for so many years. Kym and Mick reckon it’s by taking this approach that they’ve been able get fruit from some of the best of the old Barossa vineyards to make their wines.

In the winery, a lot faith is placed in having a set of human eyes and hands (and sometimes feet) on the job…believing that having a person with a feel for what is and isn’t working will win out over a machine any day. Everything is crushed one small picking bin at a time, which makes for plenty of long days at the peak of vintage. At all times the focus is on keeping close watch to ensure everything – colour, flavour, aroma and structure – is as it should be, whilst taking it easy with the oak to let the righteous flavours found in old Barossa vineyards take center stage in the wines. Winemaking at Teusner Wines is powered by people…so you know that it’s been done right and it’s been done well.
Stepping into the winery, you’re met with an immediate sense that everyone at Teusner Wines gets enormous pleasure from doing what they do, and that they want for nothing more than people to get pleasure when they put their hand in their pocket to buy a bottle of Teusner wine. By sticking to making the kind of wines they like to drink, Kym and Mick have amassed an army of fans and the applause of the commentators. Keeping it simple has paid off!

  • Teusner Albert Shiraz 2013

    Teusner Albert Shiraz 2013
    $72.00

    The Albert shiraz takes its name from my grandfather, Albert Alfred Teusner, a man whom I admired for his commitment and persistence. Albert Shiraz is made from parcels of fruit sourced from a couple of our favourite old...

  • Teusner Albert Shiraz 2015

    Teusner Albert Shiraz 2015
    $80.00

    Like previous vintages, Albert Shiraz is made from parcels of fruit sourced from a couple of our favourite vineyards....an old block at Ebenezer in the Barossa’s north west and another at the Barossa’s south...

  • Teusner Albert Shiraz 2016

    Teusner Albert Shiraz 2016
    $74.00

    “Albert Shiraz is named after my Grandfather, Albert Alfred Teusner…a man I admired for his commitment and his persistence. Like previous vintages, AlbertShiraz is made from parcels of fruit sourced...

  • Teusner Avatar GMS 2013

    Teusner Avatar GMS 2013
    $47.00

    “Whilst Shiraz might be the poster boy for the Barossa, we believe blending it with Grenache and Mataro produces the best drinking wines from this region. Thanks to our good mates the Riebke brothers and other Barossa...

  • TEUSNER AVATAR GMS 2018

    TEUSNER AVATAR GMS 2018
    $48.00

    Whilst Shiraz might be the poster boy for the Barossa, Teusner believe blending it with Grenache and Mataro produces the best drinking wines from the region. Thanks to their good mates the Riebke brothers and other Barossa...

  • Teusner Dog Strangler 2013

    Teusner Dog Strangler 2013
    $42.00

    “In the wide and wonderful world of wine you’ll find around 60 or more synonyms for one of our favourite varieties – Mataro. There’s the well-known ones such as Mourvedre and Monastrell and lesser...

  • Teusner Dog Strangler Mataro 2017

    Teusner Dog Strangler Mataro 2017
    $42.00

    In the wide and wonderful world of wine you’ll find around 60 or more synonyms for one of our favourite varieties – Mataro. There’s the well-known ones such as Mourvèdre and Monastrell and...

  • Teusner Empress Riesling 2018

    Teusner Empress Riesling 2018
    $33.00

    The Barossa Valley is home to the oldest and some of the finest Shiraz vineyards in the world. However, someone ‘up there’ must be really looking out for us Barossa winemakers, because right next door we have the...

  • Teusner Gabrielle Semillon 2012

    Teusner Gabrielle Semillon 2012
    $46.00

    “Gabrielle Bonheur ‘Coco’ Chanel once said ‘Fashion changes – style endures’ which I think says it all about Barossa Valley Semillon. In my view, time has proven Semillon to be the only...

  • Teusner Joshua GMS 2015

    Teusner Joshua GMS 2015
    $42.00

    “For anyone who has ever met my business partner Mick Page and I, it would come as no surprise to learn that the idea for Teusner Wines was conceived at the pub over a few beers. Sitting at the bar, we’d been...

  • Teusner Joshua GSM 2017

    Teusner Joshua GSM 2017
    $42.00

    For anyone who has ever met Mick Page and I, it would come as no surprise to learn that the idea for Teusner Wines was conceived at the pub over a few beers. Sitting at the bar, we’d been listening to a couple of old...

  • Teusner MC Sparkling Shiraz 2010

    Teusner MC Sparkling Shiraz 2010
    $70.00

    “’Built for Bacon’…..that could well apply to most of the staff here at Teusner Wines, but we believe that Sparkling Shiraz came into being as early man began to ponder the age old question....

  • TEUSNER MC SPARKLING SHIRAZ 2013

    TEUSNER MC SPARKLING SHIRAZ 2013
    $70.00

    "There’s a good chance ‘Sparkling Shiraz’ could be the answer to the age old question…“what do we drink with breakfast?”. Made from top notch Barossa Shiraz and kept under lock and key...

  • Teusner Playground Dr. Frank Durif 2014

    Teusner Playground Dr. Frank Durif 2014
    $46.00

    Each vintage, we monkeys at Teusner can’t resist the opportunity to play around with small parcels of interesting stuff. Mostly small batch makes and more often than not one offs. The ‘Playground Series’...

  • Teusner Riebke Shiraz 2018

    Teusner Riebke Shiraz 2018
    $33.00

    “The Riebke family grow outstanding quality fruit on old, low yielding Barossa Valley vines...something they’ve been doing for six generations. For their faith in what we do and their assistance in the birth and...

  • Teusner Salsa Rose 2015

    Teusner Salsa Rose 2015
    $33.00

    When it comes to lathering our bbq’d Linke’s bangers or flooding the tops of our Tanunda Bakery pies in the red stuff, we at Teusner take a big detour around the sweet sugary mass market stuff and go straight for...

  • Teusner The Dog Strangler Mataro 2014

    Teusner The Dog Strangler Mataro 2014
    $42.00

    “In the wide and wonderful world of wine you’ll find around 60 or more synonyms for one of our favourite varieties – Mataro. There’s the well-known ones such as Mourvedre and Monastrell and...

  • Teusner The Gentleman Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    Teusner The Gentleman Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    $33.00

    Approximately 75% of this wine originates from David Forrest’s vineyard high up in the Eden Valley. At around 400 metres above sea level, one of the highest points in the Barossa region, this vineyard produces truly...

  • Teusner The Gentleman Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Teusner The Gentleman Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    $33.00

    “Barossa Shiraz holds Uber celebrity status, which means Cabernet Sauvignon from around here is often overlooked. I reckon it’s hugely underrated and there are plenty of Barossa Cabernet wines I’d be happy...

  • TEUSNER The Gentleman Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    TEUSNER The Gentleman Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    $34.00

    Barossa Shiraz holds uber celebrity status, meaning Cabernet Sauvignon is often overlooked. It’s hugely underrated and there’s a stack I’d be happy to put on the tasting bench to challenge that...

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