Winery: Bethany Wines
The cycle of life in Bethany's Barossa vines has been turning for more than 150 years, since the Schrapel family planted their first vineyards in 1852. The family had arrived in South Australia from Silesia eight years previously and made their home in Bethany, the Barossa's first settlement.
Today with Bethany Wines being run by fifth and sixth generations of the same Schrapel family, the vines' life cycle continues in much the same way as it always has, with minimal intervention from us to produce the best possible vines and grapes.
Geoff Schrapel is the Owner Winemaker of one of the oldest and most beautiful estates in the Barossa valley. His ancestors planted their first vines in 1852 and today the property is run by fifth and sixth generation family members. Chardonnay, Semillon, Shiraz and Riesling are all grown at their estate.