Basket Range, Adelaide Hills,  South Australia

Proprietor: Taras and Amber Ochota
Year of Establishment: 2008
Size of Estate: 3.6 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 20000

Website: www.ochotabarrels.com

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The Ochota Barrels tale began on a surf trip in late 2000 along the Mexican west coast in a Volkswagen camper van. In this final destination after travelling some of the world’s best wine and surf regions, Taras and Amber Ochota conceived the idea to make crazy-beautiful holistic wine back at home,  deep in the gorgeous Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills. 

 

Lo-fi technique and picking decisions made purely on natural acidity, contribute to their wine’s idiosyncratic nervous tension. 

 

Beauty and texture is the zealous focus.


 

VINES - vineyards

5vov

Size
5 ha
Buying fruit from
Hand harvested
Dry grown
Soil/s
red brown loam quartz
Varieties planted
chardonnay
Training system
vsp (vertical shoot position)
Fertilizer
none
Pest control
copper & sulphur
Weed control
sheep
When was it converted to natural farming
4 years ago
 

impeccable disorder

Size
0.2 ha
Buying fruit from
Hand harvested
Dry grown
Soil/s
brown loam quartz iron stone
Varieties planted
pinot noir
Training system
vsp (vertical shoot position)
Fertilizer
mulch
Pest control
copper & sulphur
Weed control
mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
4 years ago
 

fugazi

Size
2 ha
Buying fruit from
Hand harvested
Dry grown

Soil/s

brown loam quartz iron stone
Varieties planted
grenache
Training system
bush vines
Fertilizer
none
Pest control
copper & sulphur
Weed control
mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
4 years ago
 

the green room

Size
5 ha
Buying fruit from
Hand harvested
Dry grown

Soil/s

red loamy clay over limestone
Varieties planted
grenache
Training system
bush vines to trellis
Fertilizer
none
Pest control
copper & sulphur
Weed control
mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
20 years ago (certified organic)
 

owl

Size
0.5 ha
Buying fruit from
Hand harvested
Dry grown
Soil/s
brown loam quartz
Varieties planted
syrah
Training system
vsp (vertical shoot position)
Fertilizer
none
Pest control
conventional (1 rubican spray at Xmas)
Weed control
conventional (basta undervine)
When was it converted to natural farming
2015
 
 

Wines

5VOV

2015
Variety/ies
Chardonnay
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
5 vov
Days of skin contact
2
Filtered
no
Fined
no
Elevage
450 L barrel / 1y old / 7 months
Wild yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
70ppm

impeccable disorder

2015
Variety/ies
pinot noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
impeccable disorder
Days of skin contact
6
Filtered
no
Fined
no
Elevage
225 L barrel / 3y old / 7 months
Wild yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
60ppm

fugazi

2015
Variety/ies
grenache
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
fugazi
Days of skin contact
70
Filtered
no
Fined
no
Elevage
225 L barrel / 8y old / 7 months
Wild yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
60ppm

a sense of compression

2015
Variety/ies
grenache, gewurtztraminer
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
the green room
Days of skin contact
85
Filtered
no
Fined
no
Elevage
225 L barrel / 8y old / 7 months
Wild yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
60ppm

i am the owl

2015
Variety/ies
syrah
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
owl
Days of skin contact
40
Filtered
no
Fined
no
Elevage
225 L barrel / 4y old / 7 months
Wild yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
60ppm

botanicals of the basket range

2015
Variety/ies
all varieties grown
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
every vineyard
Days of skin contact
10
Filtered
no
Fined
no
Elevage
225 L barrel / 6y old / 3 months
Wild yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
60ppm