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Bassham Wines
Bassham Wines
Bassham Wines
Bassham Wines

“Since 2009, Bassham Wines has been growing emerging varieties from Italy, France, Spain, Russia and Portugal, all carefully selected to suit the terroir and climate.”

Bassham Wines
Bassham Wines

Bassham Wines

Bassham Wines

Bassham Wines has a proud family history that spans back 100 years. Now run by Bruce and Val Bassham, the heritage vineyard is located on Bassham Road, Barmera, a beautiful country township nestled around the picturesque Lake Bonney, which is known for its stunning sunrises and tranquil sunsets.

The heritage vineyard is a return serviceman property that was allotted to private Louis Alfred Bassham – also known as Grandpa Bassham – in 1919 on returning from World War I. Louis cleared and developed the land, enduring many hardships along the way. These humble beginnings were tough but simple, and now 100 years on, Bruce, Val and their family are leading the way in organic and biodynamic viticulture.

Bruce has witnessed many changes in the horticultural role of growing grapes since he first started at the age of fifteen, developing and redeveloping the vineyards several times. He has completed fifty-seven vintages, each one different in some way, with factors such as weather, drought, politics and vine pull influencing the final outcome.

Since 2009, Bassham Wines has been growing emerging varieties from Italy, France, Spain, Russia and Portugal, all carefully selected to suit the terroir and climate. These include fiano, vermentino, arinto, nero d’avola, mencia, durif and many more.

The winery has been fully certified organic and biodynamic for more than ten years, embracing the needs for future generations and building nutrient-rich soils that directly connect to good health. The Bassham family’s love of the land and the river is evident in their quality varieties, showing a true dedication to the Riverland region. Bruce and Val are proud Riverland growers, employers, producers, family farmers dedicated to improving soils, the river, environment, the winery’s product and general wellbeing.

It’s well worth a trip to beautiful Barmera and the magnificent Riverland region on the mighty Murray River to visit the cellar door and experience the delicious array of iconic award- and medal-winning wines.

Tasting Notes

2021 Vermentino
⇐ 2021 Vermentino​

This Italian variety is light and fresh with notes of lime, almond and green apple. It has a refreshing acidity perfect for the Australian summer. The vermentino is a great food wine, best paired with seafood, salads and light Asian dishes.


2020 Montepulciano
⇐ Lagrein Bubbles “Butterfly Kisses”

In memory of their daughter Kelly, this is a beautiful wine for a beautiful soul. The unique example is fresh, with ripe fruit flavours full bodied delicious wine, bouquet of rose and violets, black cherry, spice and cinnamon. Ruby in colour, silky tannins, fresh acidity and bubbles!

2021 Rosé Renae
⇐ Arinto

Arinto wine is light-to-medium-bodied with flavours of lemon, apple grapefruit and rich peach. Producing fresh, tense and vibrant wines with a mineral profile and high acidity, with naturally good ageing potential. It pairs with rich seafood, cod, scallops, lobster, crab, salads, antipasto and brochettes.

⇐ Montepulciano

Montepulciano has a vivid red colour and punchy herbal notes. This wine comes bursting with red fruit flavours of cherry, red plum, cranberry, and raspberry, with notes of dried herb and smoky, ash-like earthiness. A medium-bodied wine, this variety has high acidity and intense tannins which means best paired with rich foods, roast lamb, scotch, fillet, salami and cheese.



Getting There
27 Bassham Road,

Contact Details
Mobile: 0417 883 706
Email: admin@basshamwines.com
Website: www.basshamwines.com

Cellar Door
Open 10:30am to 5:00pm daily
Coaches and large groups welcome by appointment

Flammekueche and cheese boards available by bookings only

Weddings & Functions


Additional Features
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