By Deborah Jackson, editor National Liquor News
The Riverina-based Calabria Family Wines has purchased the picturesque Magnolia Vale in the heart of the Barossa Valley, South Australia.
The new acquisition adds to two historical vineyards purchased by the Calabrias in Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley region in 2010.
Magnolia Vale is a 12-hectare property in Tanunda with 10 hectares of Shiraz. It is also renowned for its 1800s bluestone cellar door and restaurant, which is leased to Artisans of the Barossa.
The Artisans of the Barossa tasting room is home to seven small wine producers, which combines modern architectural style with stunning views of the valley.
Andrew Calabria, said: “In 2010, we decided to expand our portfolio into the Barossa Valley with the purchase of two iconic vineyards in Nuriootpa, which contains centurion vines; the purchase of the Magnolia site will mark the next step in this prominent region."
In October, Calabria Family Wines will launch The Iconic Grand Reserve Barossa Valley Shiraz at RRP $175 per bottle.
Elizabeth Calabria-Saltare told TheShout: “This wine has been hand nurtured and crafted by Bill Calabria, who has spent endless months in the Barossa Valley taking great care in the vines and fruit, for a person who was awarded Order of Australia, he is still not afraid to roll up his sleeves.
"This is something special, Andrew and I have spent endless hours sourcing the packaging from around the world, with exclusive labels coming from as far as Germany and an imported wine bottle."