2021 Ochota Barrels Botanicals of the Basket Range

A wild witch's brew of grapes and botanicals. One of the freakier creations from the Ochota Barrels wine studio.
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A unique concept in Australian wine, the Botanicals of the Basket Range takes weird and wonderful to another level.

It starts with a bucket of fruit, then another, until every variety and every region in the vintage is added to egg69 and ferment as one big happy family. Then they go picking.

Within 44 metres of the wine studio, they pick a bunch of different botanicals from his property. Everything from wormwood and sage, rosemary, lemon verbena, marigold and rose petal. Taras then makes a bouquet garni (basically a giant tea-bag) and dunks it into the witch's brew.

Awesome stuff. Inspired. In a way, this is Ochota Barrels in a bottle. It is their passions, their fruits, their home, distilled into just a few bottles of wine. It is unique. It is brave and also totally without pretense.

The Botanicals is more than a wine, it is an experience.

So …. this summer, the children and i took our little cane basket into the garden…. we talked about their beautiful dadda, while we collected bunches of botanicals grown all around the wine studio…. these botanicals were gently submerged in a continuous ferment, kept alive throughout vintage by bleeding off portions destined to be shaped into our other wines some of the botanicals infused were... sage….wild fennel….wormwood….elderflower….lemon balm….bay leaf….river mint….thyme….lavender…..rosemary….lemon verbena….rose petals.


words cannot describe this vermouth inspired dry red
handpicked throughout february and march, infused with a bouquet garni of homegrown botanicals. Gravity racked to 2 seasoned French barriques. Unfined and unfiltered. Minimal use of SO2 and machinery.

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    2018 Ochota Barrels Botanicals of the Basket Range

    Amazing flavours, herbilicious

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Ochota Barrels

Ochota Barrels are the epitome of rockstar wine labels.

The grungy, minimalist attitude that they have towards their wines has seen them gain huge cult status internationally as one of the most boundary-pushing winemakers in Australia. After the passing of Taras, Amber Ochota is now at the helm at her home in the beautiful Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills. Their wines are crafted in small batches, with fruits sourced from surrounding vineyards in the Hills and special sites across McLaren Vale. Taras' legacy of lighter, more ethereal wines live on, with freshness and 'tension' as a motif.

These are highly sought-after and extremely limited wines which have a pulsating energy and drive to them. Some of the country's most exciting vinous creations, no doubt.

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