Meet the Artisans: John Duval Wines
The Artisans of the Barossa is a community of eight small winemakers formed to showcase their commitment to small-batch Barossa winemaking. The alignment of these eight winemakers means consumers can taste over 100 Barossa wines under one roof – an opportunity often unavailable to small wine producers.
Each of these winemakers offers something different to the consumer, so we have decided to showcase one wine producer each week from The Artisans of the Barossa team so you can learn more about them.
The story of John Duval Wines
John Duval needs no introduction. The internationally renowned winemaker has been only the third person to be entrusted with making Penfolds Grange by their top winemaker. Not to mention, Duval comes from five generations of vineyard management, transitioning to become the first family member to go from growing grapes to making wine.
So, when Duval set out to make his label, it was only natural that consumers knew he would produce quality products.
Launching his label in 2003, unsurprisingly, his wines were a hit and consistently still sell out. Duval uses fruit from some of the oldest vineyards in the Barossa – with the style of the wines defined by elegance and structure. In recent years, he has been joined by his eldest son, Tim, who has worked several vintages for John Duval Wines.
Reasons to love John Duval Wines
John Duval showcases the best of Barossa. The reds showcase more conventional styles, including Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre, with his white offering a more experimental and textual take on a Barossa white blend. We recommend purchasing the John Duval Wine range quickly, as these are often snapped up fast!