Our philosophy in making our wines is simple; nurture the vines and concentrate on preserving the complex balance of flavours and acids as the grapes mature.
At Hobbs we make our wines from grapes grown in our own 15 acres of vineyard here in the Barossa Ranges. Our vineyard is old, and our yields are low. Nature and the seasons dictate our production; the amount of wine produced is limited by the yield of the vines. Each year we produce approx 1500 cases of wine.
Our Shiraz Wines
1905 Shiraz is made through traditional wine making craft from our old vines planted in 1905.
The Gregor Shiraz is an ‘Amarone style’ wine produced by hand-picking the grapes, then placing them onto racks and semi-drying before fermenting.
Tango Shiraz Viognier is created using fruit sourced from selected vines in our Viognier block, co-fermented with our own Shiraz to make a wonderfully complex ‘Rhone style’ wine.
Scarce and sought-after, these three wines are all made in small volumes.
Hobbs Tin Lids is a recent addition to the Hobbs wine list. This traditional Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is a bit of fun with loads of flavour.
Hobbs White Wine
Hobbs ....with Freckles Viognier a complex white wine with distinct characteristics of the Barossa Ranges 'terroir'.
Our Dessert Wines
The dessert wines we make are by nature even more exclusive, limited in volume not only by low acreage, but by the drying process used to concentrate the flavours.
There is no botrytis or fortification used in our dessert wines.
In 2005 we intensified the dessert wine style to match the German and Austrian styles of sweet wines. Each year the berries are dried yet further to achieve a higher baume. This in turn increases the concentration of natural flavours within each shrivelled berry, producing an intensely concentrated, rich wine. This sweet flavour comes at a cost in terms of volume - from each tonne of grapes, we make only around 200 litres of wine in this style.