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Friday 28 January 2022

Adelaide Hills producer sets up shop in the Barossa


Adelaide Hills single vineyard wine producer Saint & Scholar is to launch a pop-up cellar door at its sister winery in the Barossa from February 4. 

In 2019, Saint & Scholar, owned by Dural, which also owns and operates Kaesler Winery, Barossa Valley, and Yarra Yering, Yarra Valley, set up the Saint & Scholar cellar door attached to Maximillian’s restaurant in Verdun. 

The pop-up cellar door will be housed in the previous home of the Kaesler Steakhouse that closed in 2015. To make way for the temporary tenants the interior has received a mini make-over; a paint job, some new contemporary furniture. 

‘The Adelaide Hill cellar door was a great kick-start to our young brand’, says winemaker Stephen Dew. "we were able to build a solid foundation for the brand during our time in Verdun, despite the lockdowns and limited interstate travel. 

"Now, bringing it closer to our whole team, we’ll be able to be even more hands-on and build a stronger consumer experience." 

Guests will be able to enjoy the Aspect Lounge for wines by-the-glass and by-the-bottle.

Also inside is the main wine tasting area, the Bugs, Beetles & Bees Bistro. Here visitors can learn more about the company's regenerative viticultural practices. 

The two brands at the Barossa Valley Way location will be distinctively different. 

‘We don’t think consumers will be too fazed tasting an Adelaide Hills wine in Barossa, it’s common for brands to show wines in their cellar doors from other regions, and our Gumeracha vineyard is only 40 minutes from our winery, so it’s not much a stretch," says Dew.

Saint & Scholar is a 50-hecrate single vineyard first planted in 1999-2000. Saint & Scholar’s first vintage from the vineyard was 2017.

The winemaking team is Stephen Dew (The Saint) and Reid Bosward (The Scholar) from Kaesler Wines team. 


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