Since first founding a vineyard in 1852, back when Bethany was the Barossa’s fledgling first settlement, six generations of Schrapels have lovingly tended the family vines. Enjoying an unrivalled microclimate along South Australia’s idyllic Barossa Ranges, today the Schrapel vineyards comprise 38 hectares that produce fruit for the majority of Bethany Wines.
There’s a depth and sincerity to these wines that owes much to the continuity of care taken by the Schrapels. The family’s commitment to grape growing, the land and each other shapes every aspect of today’s winemaking enterprise. An abiding respect for the longevity of relationships has made Bethany Wines among the Barossa’s most sought after and respected since brothers Geoff and Robert Schrapel established the label in 1981.
The site’s unique suitability for grape growing is a combination of climate, red clay soil, elevation and gully breezes, which not only result in consistently elegant varieties including Shiraz, Riesling, Grenache and Cabernet, but make the sweeping views from Bethany Wines’ cellar door almost as popular as the wines waiting within.
Bethany’s Cellar Door, situated on the Western Ridge of the Barossa Ranges, provides a range of experiences for visitors. Taste from an extensive range of wines at our cellar door or indulge in a glass of wine with one of our regional picnic platters.
The Bethany GR Shiraz has recently been awarded the Barossa Trust Mark.
Cellar Door is open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sundays 1pm – 5pm
Bookings are appreciated for groups of 6 or more.