Barossa Valley, South Australia

Proprietor: Wayne Ahrens and Suzi Hilder
Year of Establishment: 2005
Size of Estate: 25 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 24,000

Website: www.smallfrywines.com.au

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Handcrafted Organic Wines from the Barossa, South Australia.

Smallfry Wines is proud that our vineyards and our winery are all Certified Organic / Biodynamic. All of our wines are made using small batch processes to showcase the particular characters and flavours of the subregions of the Barossa Valley wine region.


 

VINES

Vine Vale

Size
18 hectares
% of your production
80%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Irrigated
Soil/s
Solodized Solodnetz
Varieties planted
Lots
Training system
Permanent arm spur
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations plus on farm compost, fish ferment, organic inputs
Pest control
Copper - reactively 2 times in the past 7 years, sulphur - once or less per season, milk products and casurina tea
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
Bio-dynamic since 2007

 

Eden Valley

Size
50 hectares
% of your production
20%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Irrigated
Soil/s
Sandy loam over schist
Varieties planted
Cabernet, Riesling, Shiraz, Mataro
Training system
Permanent arm spur
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations, manure plus on farm compost, fish ferment, organic inputs
Pest control
Copper - reactively 2 times in the past 7 years, sulphur - once or less per season, milk products and casurina tea
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
Bio-dynamic since 2009

 

 
 

Wines

Joven

2015
Variety/ies
Tempranillo, Garnacha, Monastrell, Bastardo, Tinta Amerilla
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Vine vale
Days of skin contact
8 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
Stainless steel 2 months and flextank (1,000 Ltr) for 2 months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
59ppm

Stella Luna

2015
Variety/ies
Cinsault 60%/Shiraz 40%
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Vine Vale 60% Eden Valley 40%
Days of skin contact
10 - 12 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
Stainless steel for 4 months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
50ppm

Rose

2015
Variety/ies
Cinsault 60%/Grenache40%
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Vine Vale 100%
Days of skin contact
24 hours
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
Stainless steel for 2 months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
48ppm

Tangerine Dream

2015
Variety/ies
Semillon, Pedro Ximenes, Riesling, Roussane
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Vine Vale 100%
Days of skin contact
16 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
Barrique (7 yrs), for 5 months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
50ppm

Pet Nat

2015
Variety/ies
Cinsault 60% Grenache 40%
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Vine Vale 100%
Days of skin contact
24 hours
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
3 weeks in stainless steel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
Zero added

Schliebs Garden

2014
Variety/ies
Grenache, Mataro, Shiraz, Cinsault, Marsanne, Roussane.
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Vine Vale 100%
Days of skin contact
12 to 14 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
10 months in stainless steel
Wild Yeast 
Total Sulphites (ppm)
60ppm

Shiraz

2014
Variety
Shiraz
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Vine Vale 100%
Days of skin contact
12 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
15 months in barrels
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
60ppm