“Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.” Ecclesiastes 1:4-11.
Seventh generation Barossan and winemaker, Sam Kurtz is acutely aware of the seasons of this land and its people. Knowing as he picks Rojomoma’s 1886 bush vine Grenache for his Red Art label, that throughout its history, somebody with a not-so-distant blood-line connection has tended to the same vines.
Walking through the topography of Barossa in his mind, Sam hand-picks both old and new tales to share. Several passed down from his Koch and Gramp ancestors and new stories born from lived experience. All showing how the quintessential Barossa lifestyle has morphed over time, pushing and pulling those who call it home to go back to their roots.
Acknowledgement of Country —
The Barossa is located on the traditional lands of the Ngadjuri, Peramangk and Kaurna people