Barossa: Teusner Wines

7/26/2011 08:40:00 PM

Teusner Wines
Cnr Research Road & Railway Terrace
Nurioopta SA 5355
(08) 8562-4147

During my week in the Barossa, I started following and being followed by a lot of Barossa wineries, businesses and restaurants on Twitter - one of those being Teusner Wines.  They weren't on our itinerary, but when I drove past the winery one day, I recognised their logo from their Twitter account and sent them a howdy message.  They promptly replied and invited us to pop in and see them!

Teusner is a small, relatively new winery (established in 2001), who produce mainly red wines (shiraz, grenache, mataro etc.), as well as a chardonnay, a sauvignon blanc and a rose. Mmm... rose.

During a (rare) bit of free time on the trip, we popped into Teusner and met the super-nice David Brookes, (AKA Brookesy) brand manager and head-twitterer at the winery.  He introduced us to the Teusner dog (see above!), and took us through a tasting of the wines...

As I was driving that day, I spat the wine out rather than drinking it - in the top photo you can see my (not-so-elegant) spitting technique, haha.  Quite daring, I know, to spit red wine whilst wearing a white shirt, but luckily it didn't get any stains. Phew!

Our favourite was the Riebke Shiraz, and we were generously given a bottle to take home - thanks Brookesy!

We then went to taste some wine straight from the barrel...
Brookesy between the barrels
... and got to see some grapes being pressed.  None of the other wineries I'd been to were actually producing wine whilst I visited, so it was really interesting for me to see the equipment in action!

We also got to try some freshly pressed grape juice: David just stuck a cup under the running juice and handed it to us - sweet and refreshing!

Sarah and Sandra visited Teusner Winery as guests, with thanks to David Brookes for the invitation.

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