Q & A with Troy Kalleske

Q. When were you born?
A. I was a vintage baby, born 8th March 1978, Kapunda.

Q. Why a winemaker?
A. Whilst I grew up amongst the vines, my interest in winemaking started at Faith Lutheran School, where in 1993 I was part of the Agricultural class to first make wine at the school.  I then studied winemaking and in 1999 I graduated with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Oenology) Degree from the University of Adelaide.

The Inaugural 2010 Kalleske Dodger Tempranillo

Shiraz and Grenache have been the backbone of our Kalleske vineyard for over a century and for good reason with our red earth and temperate climate well suited to these varieties.  For the same reason, Tempranillo is befitting to our property and we are delighted to release the inaugural Tempranillo from our Kalleske vineyard.  Tempranillo originates from Spain, where it is often referred to as Spain’s “noble grape”.  It has been grown there for many centuries and was first planted in Australia in 1908.

2010 Kalleske Dodger Tempranillo is medium red purple in colour.  The aroma displays interesting complexity with rich fruits of blackcurrant and cherry combined with herbs, clove and nutmeg spice, tobacco, violets and a hint of earth.  The palate is extremely alluring with a combination of sweet and savoury characters.  It is medium to full bodied with fleshy fruit balanced by integrated chewy rustic tannins.  The wine is well structured and harmonious.  A lingering savoury finish completes a varietally true and flavoursome Tempranillo.  Dodger can be enjoyed now or over the next eight years.

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Kalleske 'Old Vine' New Releases - Available Now

It's with great pleasure we release our new2009 'Old Vine' wines - All in our new proprietary bottle.
- Please click on the links below for further information on the wines.

2009 Kalleske Johann Georg Shiraz (download wine fact sheet)
2009 Kalleske Eduard Shiraz (download wine fact sheet)
2009 Kalleske Old Vine Grenache (download wine fact sheet)

The 2009 vintage was brilliant with ideal ripening conditions and great quality. The 2009 Old Vine Grenache is one of the best ever! And the Eduard and Johann are again true to style, showing classic old vine Barossa Shiraz class.

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A New Bottle for Kalleske

“After 158 years of growing grapes and 10 years of making wine, it is time for our wines to have their very own Kalleske bottle” - Tony & Troy Kalleske.

To see the new proprietary bottle click the links below
- 2009 Kalleske Johann George bottle
- 2010 Kalleske Greenock Shiraz bottle