Over the last two decades brothers John and James Lienert have converted the family’s farm land on the Barossa Valley’s western ridge from cropping to vineyards, planting the first vines in the distinctive rich red loam over limestone soils in 2001. These ‘terra rossa’ soils are renowned the world over for producing wines of rich flavor and firm structure, ideal for heritage Barossa varieties such as Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon, along with emerging styles like Graciano and Malbec.
What was once the family farm has now become a source of outstanding quality Barossa fruit which supplies many of the region’s leading winemakers. Each year, John and James reserve parcels of fruit from select vineyard blocks to be sold under the Lienert Vineyards and Jack West labels.
Distinctly pale gold in colour, this medium-bodied white is the exact wine you want with prawns and blue swimmer crab. Chill, open, drink, repeat!
With a first name John and a family name anchored deep in the story of the Barossa’s western ridge, John Lienert is often known as ‘Jack West’. A name that rings big and bold, just like the character of these wines. Exaggerated flavours, generous mouthfeel and classically Barossan.
With a first name John and a family name anchored deep in the story of the Barossa’s western ridge, John Lienert is often known as ‘Jack West’. A name that rings big and bold, just like the character of these wines. Big and generous, made in the vineyard and hitting the mark for those seeking classic Barossa reds.
Shiraz from Barossa's Western Ridge - where white grapes fear to tread! Wines from Jack West and Lienert Estate produced in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Sourced from vines planted at the highest point of the Lienert Vineyards estate, an elegant, juicy and ultimately delicious light bodied red wine with red fruits to the fore.
Shiraz was selected from the Lienert Vineyards ‘House Block’ – a site ideally suited to producing Shiraz in the classic Barossa Valley mode; rich in flavour and with firm structure.