Rolf Binder Wines
Christa and Rolf form the heart of Rolf Binder wines, continuing a family wine-making tradition that spans nearly 60 years. Their parents arrived in Australia in 1950 ? just 2 amongst the many post-war immigrants from Europe and met a grape grower in the Barossa while working to help pay for their assisted passage. From such unlikely beginnings, a passion for the Barossa was born, a winery was purchased and a new life began. They soon came to appreciate the riches of the Barossa ? the old vine Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache and were at the forefront of many old vine varietal blends. Now Christa and Rolf are taking the winery into the 21st century, with Rolf forging a world-wide reputation for his red wines while Christa takes the plaudits for her white wines. There is close to 100 acres of vineyard that make up the Veritas Estate. Split into 2 vineyards, Western Ridge and Chri Ro Estate. Western Ridge is the most westerly vineyard in the Barossa and has a number of varieties that, because of its location, achieve great ripeness and intensity of flavour. The most prized vines from Western Ridge are the old Grenache vines. The Chri Ro Estate vineyards surround the new winery. They lie on the western slopes of the valley, some of its vines include old dry grown Mataro, to the very special Hanisch vines that produces grapes with the intensity of flavour and characteristics of pepper and spice that are all part of the success of the Hanisch Shiraz.