2019 Sven Joschke Wine Grenache

Barossa Valley, SA

Super vibrant old-vine Grenache from the Barossa Valley. Juicy, succulent and lip-smacking stuff here from Sven.


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Real good in its way.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

So many young winemakers, when they get a hold of some great old vine fruit, get over excited and throw the kitchen sink at it.

Sven knows better than that. To let this 70-year-old Grenache fruit sing, Sven keeps it simple.

It's hand-picked, whole bunch fermented, housed in old barrels and sent to bottle without fining or filtration.

It's a crisp-edged, rosy style of Grenache with electric fruit and joyful energy in the glass. Awesome drinking here if you like the lighter side of Barossa Grenache.

About Sven Joschke

Sven Joschke took a circuitous route to become a winemaker. Born and raised in the Adelaide Hills but an accountant by trade, Sven felt the calling to follow a life in wine. In a bold move, he packed up his life and headed back to South Australia.

To say he fell on his feet would be an understatement. He was taken under the experienced wings of Peter Schell (Spinifex) & Jason Schwarz (Schwarz Wine Co.), two of the Barossa's finest contemporary winemakers, where he was allowed to find his winemaking legs before starting his own label.

These are wines built for a good time. Some great vineyard resources now make up his small but bouncy range and the future looks bright for Sven.

Winemaker Sven Joschke
Winemaker Sven Joschke
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Grown by Nev, made by Sven, single vineyard unirrigated 70yo bush vine
⁃ Hand picked
⁃ Wild yeast
⁃ Whole bunch
⁃ Old French oak
⁃ Unfined and Unfiltered

Blend : Grenache (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sven at dusk
Sven at dusk
Barossa Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Sloshes nicely in the palate, rich flavours but fresh feel, a suite of chalky tannins and blood orange acidity, dark berries, just ripe plum, all this shot through with some garam masala spice. Kinda loose knit but kinda totally ok anyway – fun vibes ahoy. It’s not a grenache of tension and poise, not commanding attention, but it’s really darn good, tannins super, vibrancy there, drinkability super high. Real good in its way." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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