Thursday, 23 November 2017

Familiar name behind a new Barossa wine brand

There is a very familiar name behind the new Barossa Valley wine label Barossa Boy. 

The entrepreneur behind Barossa Bay is sixth-generation Barossa winemaker Trent Burge, son of Grant Burge. 



He likes to say he has dirt under his nails and Barossa blood in his veins. 

The Burge wine story goes back to 1855 when his great-great-great grandfather John Burge immigrated to South Australia and began work as a winemaker. 

Every generation since has followed in the same profession. 

Trent says: "The objective of Barossa Boy wines is to continue what generations before me have created, showcasing the Barossa’s most loved varietals in a modern way, by telling untold stories of my life lived in this extraordinary region." 

With the first two wines now ready for release, Trent says he's ready to make his own mark in the Australian wine industry. 

The first two releases are the 2016 Little Tacker Grenache Shiraz Mataro and the 2016 Double Trouble Shiraz Cabernet. Both sell for $30. 

Both are unmistakeably Barossan: big, bold and assertive wines that appeal to a certain consituency. Both offer fair value.  

A further two wines; Young Wisdom Mataro and Lifeblood Shiraz will be released in early 2018 with the brand's official launch set for January. 

Barossa Boy wines are currently available online at www.barossaboywines.com.au

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