In early August the 2017 James Halliday Wine Companion results were realised and we are pleased to announce that Grant Burge wines has fourteen vintages that have scored over ninety points. The standout result that is catching everyone’s attention is the 2012 Abednego Barossa Valley Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz which has surpassed last year’s results scoring 97 points.
The results are as follows:
- Grant Burge Abednego Barossa Valley Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz 2012 – 97 Points
- Grant Burge Meshach 2010 – 96 Points
- Grant Burge Filsell Old Vine Barossa Shiraz 2013 – 95 Points
- Grant Burge Cameron Vale Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 95 Points
- Grant Burge Shadrach 2010 – 95 Points
- Grant Burge Barossa 20 Year Old Tawny – 95 Points
- Grant Burge Balthasar Eden valley Shiraz 2013 – 94 Points
- Grant Burge 5th Generation Barossa Shiraz 2014 – 93 Points
- Grant Burge Corryton Park Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 93 Points
- Grant Burge Miamba Barossa Shiraz 2014 – 92 Points
- Grant Burge Helene Tasmania Grand Cuvée 2006 – 92 Points
- Grant Burge Thorn Eden Valley Reisling 2015 – 90 Points
- Grant Burge 5th Generation Pinot Gris 2015 – 90 Points
- Grant Burge East Argyle Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 2015 – 90 Points
The James Halliday Wine Companion guide which is released every year around this time and is widely regarded as not only one the most prestigious wine guides in Australia, but also in the world. For more results on a whole range of other Australian wines brands or to get your copy of the 2017 edition visit http://www.winecompanion.com.au/
HEADING into his 21st vintage at Grant Burge Wines, chief winemaker Craig Stansborough was named Winemaker of the Year at the Barons of the Barossa celebrations in February. “I feel extremely honoured and humbled by this award,” he said. “To be placed on an honour roll with so many talented Barossan’s is very humbling.” Stansborough joined Grant Burge Wines in 1993 as cellar manager and was soon promoted to assistant winemaker in 1994, winemaker in 1995 and senior winemaker in 1997. “Grant and I share common ideas and beliefs,” he said. “He is very receptive and open to new ideas and allows experimentation, which I believe is very important for the future development of the company and its portfolio.”
The wine fraternity Barons of Barossa was founded in 1974 by a group of influential Barossa wine industry personalities. www.baronsofbarossa.com.
Red-hot Fest fans GRANT and Helen Burge’s passion for wine is matched only by their love of cabaret. So the Barossa Valley winemakers have issued a challenge ahead of this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival, which kicked off last night. “If someone out there can prove their passion and obsession is greater than ours I’ll give them a case of Miamba Shiraz,” Grant vows. “I think Jane Doyle might give us a run for our money. I’ve also noticed Michael Keelan at many of the performances, but I still think Helen and I have been the most consistent audience members over the years.” The pair has seen 97 shows over the past four years. Grant Burge is the official wine partner of the festival.
by Jess Galletly, Antimo Iannella, Matt Gilbertson
For more than two decades he’s talked to the biggest names in Hollywood, yet showbiz guru Nelson Aspen feels just as home in Adelaide. “This is my very first visit … the weather has been spectacular, everyone has been amazing, I’m dazzled by the Festival Theatre complex there,” the Sunrise entertainment reporter says. “I’ve also had a significant amount of delicious Barossa Valley wine. Grant Burge gifted me a bottle of his sauvignon blanc, which has made me very happy.”
A keen runner – he’s completed 20 marathons – Nelson has also enjoyed a few morning jogs along the River Torrens, where he’s come into contact with all manner of wildlife, including a few pelicans. In town to perform his show, An Evening With Nelson Aspen, at the Cabaret Festival, Power fan Nelson says he was disappointed to miss Port Adelaide’s win at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday. “(David) Kochie has been getting into me to see a game. Unfortunately the worlds of cabaret and sport have not intersected for me yet,” he says. “But I look good in teal.”
Also a best-selling author who’s recently released a new book, My Prime Time, Nelson says it’s almost impossible to list all his career highlights. “But being sought after by particular stars is hugely flattering and undeniably exciting. When Julie Andrews requested me for a conversation … and the first time I met Russell Crowe was because he came up to me to tell me he liked my work. I was so flummoxed,” Nelson says. Tickets are still available for today’s matinee show of An Evening With Nelson Aspen at the Space Theatre.