Biodynamic Wine of the Year

We are thrilled to announce our big win in London at the International Wine Challenge with our 2011 Clarry’s GSM being named ‘Biodynamic Wine of the Year’ as well as picking up a further two trophies for ‘Australian Red’ and ‘Barossa GSM Blend’. 

Tony Kalleske accepting the award in London

Kym (grapegrower) & Troy Kalleske (winemaker) celebrating the win back home.

Troy Kalleske says “It is a great honour to receive three trophies, especially being awarded the Best Biodynamic Wine in the World.  This particular trophy is a great acknowledgment to my grape growing parents, John & Lorraine and brother, Kym who have been not only Barossan but Australian pioneers in organic and biodynamic viticulture for the past few decades.  Their dedication in the vineyard is not only evident in the Clarry’s but across all of our Kalleske range which are all estate grown, certified biodynamic wines.  The winning wine is named in honour of my Grandfather, Clarence “Clarry” Kalleske, who farmed our Kalleske vineyards from the late 1920s until his retirement in the 1990s. Clarry was the fourth generation member to tend the vines on our Kalleske family farm, established by his great grandparents who migrated from Prussia to South Australia in 1838 aboard the Prince George. Many years were spent by Clarry pruning, hand-picking and nurturing the vineyards that make up this blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro, with the oldest of these dating back to 1940. All grapes are entirely sourced from our Kalleske farm situated at Greenock in the North-Western Barossa Valley.”