Located at the most westerly edge of the Barossa Valley, Lienert Vineyards is a partnership between brothers John and James Lienert. Established in 1998, the vineyards are planted in distinctive rich red loam over limestone soils, and enjoy uninterrupted exposure to the warm Barossa sun. Each year, John and James reserve parcels of fruit from select vineyard blocks to be sold under the Lienert and Jack West Wines labels.
JOHN – VITICULTURALIST
“Every wine we make is produced from fruit grown in our own vineyards. We wouldn’t have it any other way. From vineyard to glass, I believe there is a logical order to making great wine, and that begins with promoting vineyard soil condition by returning organic material removed during pruning and vintage. Healthy soils become the foundation of a healthy vineyard, and the healthier the vine the better result in the glass.”
JAMES – WINEMAKER
“I subscribe to the mantra of ‘less is more’ in the winery, aiming to preserve and promote the natural flavour, character and texture of the fruit John grows on the estate. Wines that show purity of fruit, elegance and fine structure. Simple it may be, but it’s an approach we believe best realises the amazing potential of the fruit we grow.”