Russell Wines

Barossa Valley, South Australia


Russell logoThe best thing is to quote John Russell at this point :

"Along with music, wine has long been a passion of mine. When I first came to the Barossa to start a music festival I fell in love with the region and its lifestyle, and was inspired to become a grape grower and winemaker. I invite you to share in this journey and enjoy the wines created from our own vineyards. "

John still sells a lot of grapes to some of the best known names in the Valley and as all of these wines are quite superb it is quite obvious from the first approach that John's wines will become a benchmark for other Barossa producers. They are rich full flavoured with great oak integration.

Starting with the Augusta then the St Vincent and finishing with the Greenock Farm this is the Barossa at its' finest.

Now here's a thing :

I have always stated with feeling that the BV to me was Shiraz and Coonawarra was Cabernet until I tried the Russell Cabernet. This Cabernet is quite frankly one of the best wines that I have tried in a very long time and my theory is now shot.

If you want quality and a most amazing complete wine , rush out and buy the 2005 right now as this Cabernet is my wine of the year to date !

John was kind enough to send over some 2001 Museum Release Shiraz which I think demonstrates where all of the Russell wines will advance : that deep complex dark plum colour with intense berry character - we will try to source more Museum Release so watch this space !




Further supplies of the 2001 Museum Release will be in store on Thursday April 2 - why not either telephone or call in to reserve your stock - ?


John has just advised that a 2001 Museum Release Grenache will also be released shortly.