The old vines in this vineyard have been planted by return solders, celebrating a 99 year long histroy a tradition of wine making. - Frank
This wine is a beautiful example of a big bold Australian Shiraz, Ricca Terra have done a great job with this wine aged in oak with flavours of berries and herbs and big ripe tannins.
The original lease of 171 Jury Road, Berri, South Australia, was handed to Horace Walpole & Clara Denford Andrews on 10th June 1922. The ownership of the land changed hands many times until Carl Hermann Pech, originally from the Barossa, purchased it on the 30th August 1939. After eighty-two years of Pech ownership, Robert Ashley and Ruth Lynette Pech sold 171 Jury Road to another Barossa family, Ashley and Holly Ratcliff and their children, in January 2021.
The Ricca Terra Soldiers’ Land has the opportunity of Protecting the Future by investing in the Returned & Services League (South Australia), who play an important role preserving the legacy and looking after the men and women, and their families, who make up South Australia’s armed services. Part proceeds from the sale of Soldiers Land will be donated to the Returned & Services League (South Australia).
- Blend : 100% Shiraz
- ALC : 14.8 %
- Closure : Screw cap
- Drink Until : drink now
- Bottle Size : 750ml
- Riverland South Australia
- 100% Vegan
- Hand picked
About The Winery
The Dare to Dream - Ashley & Holly Ratcliff
In 2003, they purchased their first vineyard in Barmera, South Australia. The vision was to plant, nurture and make wine from grape varieties that were best suited to Australia’s warm and dry climate. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot quickly made way for Nero d’Avola, Montepulciano, Tinta Barroca, Fiano, Vermentino and many other Mediterranean grape varieties.
The vision became reality and in 2019, they were awarded a five star rating in the 2020 James Halliday Wine Companion and again in 2021, also listed in the Top 10 upcoming wineries in Australia.
The secret behind Ricca Terra’s premium wines is to use grape varieties that are better suited to the warm and dry climatic conditions of the Riverland. The implementation of viticulture practices that strive for quality, practices such as crop thinning, hand pruning and hand harvesting.
Ricca Terra is recognised for its innovation, leadership and vision, which helps contribute to the future reputation and excitement of Australian Wine.
Winner of the Gourmet Traveller Viticulturist of the Year, they have challenged tradition and forged lasting change with their vineyards & wines.