Most people would be unaware that Cabernet Sauvignon has been planted in the Barossa since at least 1888. Rifle Range Road which runs parallel to our winery on Krondorf Road, is in the heart of the valley floor and winds its way up the hills to Kaiser Stuhl National Park. The old rifle range is long gone, but the farming land and vineyards that have long been part of the landscape are still there. The ‘Biscay’ soil of these vineyards is heavy clay - black and cracking during the summer, and sticky clay in winter.
Going into the cool vintage of 2017 we were confident the Cabernet would be a highlight, and when the fruit began arriving at the winery, it exceeded all expectations.
It also has the Rockford philosophy at its core - a rich, soft, and full flavoured wine made using traditional winemaking techniques and attitude.