Steeple Jack

Region
Australia
Winemaker
The Shaw Family
Established
2004

In the days when ballast stone was an important feature of some of Australia’s most iconic buildings, the daring Steeplejacks played a crucial role in their construction and maintenance. As skilled craftsmen, they completed the most difficult work on the highest towers, oblivious to vertigo, gravity and mortality.

A selection of attractively labelled, good quality wines by the Shaw Family released together under the Steeple Jack branding.

Wines Available


Steeple Jack Sparkling, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir, Steeple Jack

Steeple Jack Sparkling Chardonnay & Pinot Noir

Origin: Australia

Ballast Stone Estates wine is produced from grapes picked from the family vineyards and is produced at the Ballast Stone winery that is located in the Currency Creek region.

Grape Variety

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 12.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Raspberry, cherry and peach flavours on the creamy palate with a tinge of pink, this wine has a crisp, dry finish.

Steeple Jack Moscato, , Steeple Jack

Steeple Jack Moscato

Origin: Australia

Ballast Stone Estates wine is produced from grapes picked from their family vineyards and is produced at their Ballast Stone winery that is located in the Currency Creek region.

Their dream for family involvement inspired Richard and Marie to expand from 5 acres to over 1,200 acres to become one of the largest owners of vineyards in the premium cool climate regions of McLaren Vale and Currency Creek in South Australia.

Vinification

Known locally as Gordo grape, this wine is 100% Muscat (of Alexandria)/Muscat.

Grape Variety

Muscat 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 9.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Confectionary notes with a hint of musk lifesavers dominate this wine. Sweet and petit with a rush of fizz ensures a refreshing, clean finish

Steeple Jack Unwooded Chardonnay, , Steeple Jack

Steeple Jack Unwooded Chardonnay

Origin: Australia

Ballast Stone's wine is produced from grapes picked from their family vineyards and is produced at their Ballast Stone winery that is located in the Currency Creek region. Steeple Jacks played a crucial role in constructing and maintaining our townships, completing stonework on the highest towers, oblivious to vertigo, gravity and mortality.

Grape Variety

Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw in colour with green hues. On the nose, aromas of peach, ripe melon and honeysuckle. A full, soft, stone fruit palate of peaches and nectarines intermingled with rock melon. A creamy texture and lingering lime citrus finish.

Steeple Jack Cabernet/Merlot, , Steeple Jack

Steeple Jack Cabernet/Merlot

Origin: Australia

The Ballast Stone winery is ideally placed for future expansion. It is in close proximity to Adelaide and other super premium wine and grape growing districts, and takes advantage of the service opportunities and infrastructure this provides.

Ballast Stone Estates wine is produced from grapes picked from their family vineyards and is produced at their Ballast Stone winery that is located in the Currency Creek region.

Grape Variety

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 14.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Choc mint and cherry flavours result in a soft, velvet finish.

Steeple Jack Cabernet Sauvignon, , Steeple Jack

Steeple Jack Cabernet Sauvignon

Origin: Australia

The Ballast Stone winery is ideally placed for future expansion. It is in close proximity to Adelaide and other super premium wine and grape growing districts, and takes advantage of the service opportunities and infrastructure this provides.

Vinification

Ballast Stone Estates wine is produced from grapes picked from their family vineyards and is produced at their Ballast Stone winery that is located in the Currency Creek region.

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 14.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Blackcurrant, plum and tobacco leaf dominate the nose. Full, rich, fleshy palate of mulberry, black cherry and spice upfront laced with hint of Dutch chocolate and mint supported by fine texture, reasonable acidity with chalky fine tannins on the finish.

Steeple Jack Shiraz, , Steeple Jack

Steeple Jack Shiraz

Origin: Australia

The Shaw family has over 35 years of wine industry experience as a vigneron and vintner. Their dream for family involvement inspired Richard and Marie to expand from 5 acres to over 1,200 acres to become one of the largest owners of vineyards in the premium cool climate regions of McLaren Vale and Currency Creek.

Vinification

Ballast Stone's wine is produced from grapes picked from their family vineyards and is produced at their Ballast Stone winery that is located in the Currency Creek region.

Grape Variety

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 14.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby red in colour, blackberry/stewed plum fruit with hints of mocha and lifted vanillin on the nose; a full, soft fleshy palate driven by boysen berry, cassis, cinnamon spice and a touch of white pepper leading to a smooth velvety lingering finish.

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