Barossa Valley South Australia
Tina and Michael opened the cellar door in 1985. Tina remembers the opening well, "it really was just a run down little cottage, once used as a Chaff Mill..."
The little cottage was subsequently renovated, with the help of family and opened in January 1985. The day of the opening was stinking hot (40°c) and there was no air–conditioning; to top it all off Tina was pregnant and nearly due with Bronson, her eldest son..." From 1985 the Kies Family Wines philosophy was "not to get bigger just get better".
Our focus has always been on "quality not quantity". This is why we keep our wine production small so as to keep the quality and its distinctive varietal characters.
The Kies family have been growing grapes in the beautiful Barossa Valley for seven generations and the quality of the Kies Family wine range reflects this depth of knowledge.
Our award winning wine range spans light, fruit driven whites, full bodied reds and a selection of fortifieds. Our winemaker Jo Irvine, was the Winner of the Best Winemaker title at the 2002 London Wine Awards. Her passion for Merlot has shone through as she has worked hard to establish Merlot, alongside the famous Barossan Shiraz, as the second flagship varietal for Kies.
Some of the vines which are more than 80 years old have been lovingly cared for by Michael Kies to produce the high quality fruit which results in our premium quality wines. So much so that Michael knows each vine by hand.
Kies Wines are produced entirely from our own vineyard and each variety is carefully tended to, right through the winemaking process. Come and try them… you will not be disappointed.