Kies Family Wines
Kies Family Wines
As the name so gracefully suggests, Kies Family Wines is a family-owned business that has origins dating all the way back to 1985, when founders Ken and Tina Kies established the winery. Since its establishment, the winery has garnered a pristine reputation for producing delectable wines that have been recognised and praised by James Halliday, such as its 2014 Dedication Shiraz, which was awarded an exceptional 95 points.
Kies Family Wines specialises in premium and unoaked red wines, producing just over ten wine varieties a year. The company proudly nurtures riesling, merlot, shiraz, cabernet sauvingnon and frontignac wines from vine to bottle. With a number of accolades to its name, Kies Family Wines has also been awarded the 2008
Australia Post Tourism Award in the Small Business Category – a testament to the winery’s immersive experience. More recently, Kies Family Wines was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2020 from TripAdvisor as well as being a finalist for the South Australian Tourism Awards the same year.
The sixth-generation family and team of knowledgeable staff will make you feel like part of the family with their innate passion for the single vineyard and estate-grown wines. Kies Family Wines truly offers a cross section of the best that the Barossa Valley has to offer, from delicious café food to wine that will dance across your palate.
Kies Family Wines offers those who visit the estate immersive, winemaker-led winery and barrel hall tours. Unwind in a picturesque setting with a glass of Kies Family Wines’ award-winning wine while soaking in breathtaking, uninterrupted 180-degree views of the Barossa Ranges.
For those seeking a bite to eat, indulge your taste buds in its café, with a feast produced from locally sourced produce. The winery even has a selection of teas available for those wanting to soak in the scenery without drinking alcohol – a passion project implemented by tea-lover Tina Kies. Whatever your preferences, rest assured that Kies Family Wines is destined to impress.
⇐ Cheers To You Sparkling Shiraz Cabernet
A delightful wine, receiving recognition as the Top 10 Winner of the 2022 Sparkling Red Down Under Awards. A 15:4:1 ratio of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot respectively creates a tantalising flavour bomb. The wine displays a vibrant, rich colour and is bursting with dark fruits and spices – the perfect Autumn red!
⇐ Chaff Mill Cabernet Sauvignon
Named after the cellar door and comprised of fruit from fifty-year-old vines, this wine is a slice of Kies Family Wines’ history. When the fruit is perfectly ripened and full of varietal flavour, the grapes are harvested in the cool night to retain its natural acidity. The result is a wine with amazing character, displaying notes of green pepper, sage, and dark fruits.
⇐ Klauber Block Shiraz
This shiraz is formed from sixty-year-old vines set on a variety of soils ranging from sandy loam to biskay and even clay, contributing to a rich and complex wine that allows the true varietal character to shine. The Klauber Block Shiraz has an impeccable reputation, with an abundance of fruit mid-palate and a dry finish. Those who cellar this wine will be kindly rewarded.
⇐ Dedication Shiraz
This shiraz is bursting with vivacious life and flavour. Hallmarked by the traditional Barossa flavours, this old shiraz possesses notes of mulberry, tobacco, leather with light oak overtones that are balanced by rich, plum flavours and soft tannins. The wine is composed of rich, juicy berries, black pepper and spicy dark fruit flavours that dance across the palate.
1303 Barossa Valley Highway
Open seven days, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Modern Australian Café
Open 11:00am to 4:00pm Wednesday-Monday
Weddings & Functions
180-degree views of Barossa Ranges and Kies Estate, guided tours, cellar door specials and online wine sales