Principals and Winemakers: Matt Gant and John Retsas
Based at the ‘Home of the Brave’ in the Barossa Valley, First Drop Wines are eclectic varieties from unique vineyards in the great regions of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale. These guys have been stacking up the awards, reviews and accolades since inception.
This is a virtual winery, with no vineyards and no winery of its own. What it does have is two owners with immaculate credentials to produce a diverse range of wines of significantly higher quality than those of many more conventional operations. First Drop’s portfolio includes Arneis, Nebbiolo, Barbera and Montepulciano (all from the Adelaide Hills), Barossa Trincadeira Rose, a string of Barossa Shirazs … and Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Nacional from McLaren Vale. – James Halliday
FIRST DROP WINES awarded FIVE RED STARS by James Halliday 3 years in a row, 2014-2016