Bold Barossa Valley drops are on the menu at Kaesler Wines, all from a winery with a significant past. This long-standing outfit dates back to the 1800s, with 96 acres of grapes in place by the end of that century. It's no longer owned and operated by the Kaesler family, with Reid Bosward taking over in 1999, but the site's commitment to winemaking remains.
Clearly, old-vine grapes are on offer here. Under Bosward, so is a preference for strong tipples — and for names that you won't forget. Monikers such as Old Bastard and The Bogan have graced its labels over the years, with the latter attached to a premium shiraz that's concentrated, full-bodied and fruity.
Kaesler's cellar door is open for tastings but, due to COVID-19 restrictions, you'll need to contact them to book before dropping by. You can also stay on the property, too, thanks to three cottages next door.