The Barristers Block label was created in 2004 by Jan Siemelink-Allen together with her two sons James and Lachlan, and her husband Evert-Jan.
Jan has spent 20 years in the wine industry, starting in the Coonawarra managing Cellar Door outlets, then moving on to eventually spend 5 years managing South Australian sales for two major Australian wine companies, before leaving in September, 2004, to create and market her own label.
To enable us to maintain our standard of excellence, we ensure we obtain fruit from those regions which are known for providing the best fruit in a particular varietal. As well as sourcing quality fruit from regions, such as the Barossa, the family farm in the Wrattonbully region has a 25-acre vineyard, growing Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, and we have recently expanded and purchased a 20-acre vineyard at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills. Notably, the Wrattonbully vineyard provided the fruit for the winning Jimmy Watson wine in 2004 under contract, whilst we are able to obtain quality Sauvignon Blanc fruit, so typical and admired of the Adelaide Hills region, from Woodside.
Jan opened the new Barristers Block Cellar Door early in 2008. She firmly believes that all who visit will embrace the wines in the natural setting of the vineyard and see where her passion comes from that enables Barristers Block to produce such high quality wines.
The ‘Greening’ of Our Business
Our vineyards are all run with minimal tillage and all natural fertilizers and as organically as we are able to be without certification as yet. We run our own sheep through the vineyard during winter to keep the growth down in the vineyards and also to provide natural fertilization. This also prevents compaction of the soils and avoids using fossil fuels to slash the vineyard.
All vineyards are drip irrigated and mulched in summer to ensure moisture is preserved in the soil and no water wastage.
We have planted a small forest on the Woodside vineyard as part of our offsetting programme, and are always looking to extend our methods of managing our business more sustainably & increasing bio diversity in all of our agricultural pursuits.
We have recently completed an eco-mapping programme on our properties and are actively working towards becoming formally accredited as carbon neutral – given that Australia has only very recently signed agreements for this to be ratified this should hopefully be achieved in the very near future.
Barristers Block Cellar Door is open 7 days a week.
If you will be doing some wine tastings, there is a $10 tasting fee per person to go through our list, $5 of your tasting fee is redeemable on any take home purchases only.
Why not kick back and enjoy a lovely glass of wine with one of our grazing platters.
Wanting to have lunch at Barristers Block, no problem! If it’s for a larger group (5+) give us a call the day before and we can organise it otherwise just pop in!
Sign up to our VIP Club for a joining fee of $285.00 per year.
This gets you:
To join contact the cellar door on 08 8389 7706
There is a charge of $285 to join, which will give you membership for 12 months from the date of payment
Wine and membership card is sent to you approx 30 days after payment
Villa bookings are subject to availability. Minimum two nights stay.
Membership may be cancelled at any time 30 days prior to the renewal date by writing to us
Club membership is only available to members over the age of eighteen
Barristers Block will not be liable for loss due to incorrect payment or delivery
Membership offers will be reviewed annually
Barristers Block Weddings
Surrounded by beautiful vineyards and majestic trees, the lush lawns, picturesque lake and accompanying Hayshed provide a beautiful setting for your ceremony and reception. Our property has two separate event spaces which can cater for intimate gathers of 50 guests, up to larger events of 180.
Our aim is to create unique events, tailored to your specific needs. We can utilise just one or all of our spaces for your wedding. We can develop a memorable event to suit your personality; the limits are only your imagination.
Our property is home to the Vigneron Villa, a gorgeous three bedroom villa and the perfect space for your bridal party to get ready for your special day.
If you wish to discuss Barristers Block hosting your wedding, please don’t hesitate to contact our Wedding Coordinator at email@example.com or by calling the Cellar Door on 8389 7706.
Situated less than 30mins from Adelaide at Woodside in the picturesque Adelaide Hills.
The Vigneron Villa is adjacent to the Barristers Block Cellar Door and Vineyard, where you can taste our local premium wines whilst enjoying the peaceful surrounds including the vineyards, landscaped gardens, farm animals and birdlife.
Close to the township of Woodside, we are centrally located for you to truly experience the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
Barristers Block Vigneron Villa’s full renovated accommodation is the perfect getaway, sleeping up to six people in the three large luxurious bedrooms.
Relax on the verandah and enjoy our local breakfast provisions, borrow a Barristers Block bike and take a ride on the Amy Gillett Bikeway or simply enjoy a glass of wine by the fire.
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Woodside, South Australia 5244
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