Headed by sisters Janelle and Kristen Zerk, Z WINE was founded through a shared love for viticulture and a passion for exquisite wines. The fifth-generation Barossan sisters began producing wines from a select parcel of shiraz from the vineyard where they were raised, with their first wine under the Z WINE Range released back in 2006.
Since its establishment, Z WINE has become a formidable force within the industry, receiving well-deserved recognition for its fine wines and unique cellar door experience. Standing as a testament to this, Z WINE ranks as a 5-red star rated winery in the 2022 Halliday Wine Companion.
Growing organically with its natural customer growth, the siblings now produce approximately twenty boutique wines that fall under five different labels: the Z WINE range, the RUSTICA range, the Single Vineyard Series, the Section 3146 and the Audrey & Hedley. Each label consistently garners praise in the Halliday Wine Companion, with its 2019 Rustica Barossa Valley Grenache ranking highest with 97 points in the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion, and an additional four wines being awarded 95 points and above.
Janelle’s infinite passion to find special parcels of only the best fruit from top vineyards throughout the Barossa and Eden Valleys is evident throughout every variety lovingly produced. Z WINE was the worthy winner of ‘The Great Australian Shiraz Challenge’, Winestate Magazine’s ‘Wine of the Year’ as well as having placed in The Real Review’s ‘Top Wineries of Australia’ for three years in a row.
Living up to Z WINE’s high standards, its cellar door experience does not fall short. The cellar door is always a hive of activity, and for good reason; with live music on Friday and Saturday nights, a kid’s corner and decorated in upcycled materials, the venue is warm, welcoming and the perfect place to savour its fine array of wines.
It is no secret that wine and food are an experience in and of themselves. Seeking to embrace the hidden gems of the Barossa Valley has on offer, Z WINE has a delectable assortment of fresh, local produce available for purchase, or as one of its wonderful platters and pairing planks. Linger longer with Z WINE and experience the wonders of the brilliant Barossa Valley.
⇐ [SAUL] Eden Valley Riesling
Sourced from the luscious Eden Valley, this wine is imprinted by the region with characteristic flavours. The wine is beautifully balanced with a zesty lemon and lime acid backbone. A delight to drink young with bright, perfumed floral notes, its tight and restrained palate means this versatile wine has serious cellaring potential.
⇐ [AUGUST] Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz
Made using the fruit from old vine grenache before aging in seasoned oak barrels for four months, this wine is bursting with refined fragrances and elegant flavours. Brimming with strawberry, cherry and spice, this well-balanced wine has a touch of complexity – elevating its rank.
⇐ [JULIUS] Barossa Valley Shiraz
Sourced from Southern Barossa Valley fruit off mature vines, this single vineyard shiraz is a Z WINE signature. Raspberry and chocolate notes give it great depth – balanced and brooding with savoury notes, with the finest barrels chosen. A perfect wine for cellaring and serving with food to savour with friends.
⇐[HEIN] Ancestor Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz
Produced from a single, low-yielding vineyard that is more than 140 years old – and with limited bottles available – this wine is a rarity to be treasured. Whole bunch fermentation, hand plunging, basket pressing and gravity feeding to oak barrels results in a delicate shiraz, which delivers unique rose petal perfume and sweet spice.
Shop 3, 109-111 Murray Street
Open Monday to Wednesday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Open Thursday and Sunday 10:00am to 8:00pm
Open Friday and Saturday 10:00am until late with live music
Regional platters, matching food and wine planks, coffee and dessert
Weddings & Functions
Max 60 seated and cocktail
Live acoustic music every Friday and Saturday night, local food, wine and music