The Kaesler family were pioneers who settled in the Barossa Valley in the 1840s. In 1891 they bought a parcel of land and in 1893 planted their first vines. In 1999, winemaker Reid Bosward seized the opportunity to become the head of the new Kaesler family when he and his partners bought Kaesler, becoming just the third owners of the property.
Having access to premium old vine vineyards, Reid set out to produce bold estate wines representative of the Barossa Valley. The intensity of the old vine Shiraz inspired Reid to produce a special premium batch, the “Old Bastard.” Classified as “Outstanding” by Langtons with its rich and intense fruit style, the Old Bastard Shiraz paved the way for Kaesler. A string of highly celebrated wines followed suit, the generous Stonehorse range and premium Old Vine Shiraz, “The Bogan” and Alte Reben Shiraz to name a few.
Today more than 70% of the red wine produced at Kaesler are made from vines over 50 years of age, including the Old Bastard Vineyard planted in 1893 and the Alte Reben Vineyard, planted in 1899.
Our aim is to produce 100% estate grown wines that represent the region and are of exceptional quality, by using traditional winemaking practices and viticulture which preserves and highlights the significant Old Vine vineyards of our estate.
Our winery on The Barossa Valley Way at Nuriootpa is the perfect place to visit to experience the best that the Barossa has to offer.
Our cellar door is open from 11am - 5pm, 7 days a week for tastings, sales and tours.
Kaesler also offers casual dining and function facilities at our restaurant, Kaesler Kitchen, and boutique B&B accommodation in our Kaesler Cottages.