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Rockford is a small boutique wine producer based in South Australia's Barossa Valley. Founder and winemaker, Robert O'Callaghan belongs to a genre of visionary winemakers that include Max Schubert, Peter Lehmann, Jeffrey Grosset, Brian Croser and David Hohnen. His protégés include Chris Ringland and Dave Powell.

Rockford wines have had a profound influence on winemaking philosophy and wine style in the Barossa. Providing the inspiration for a whole generation of winemakers 'the Rockford school' embraces the inherent qualities of old vine Shiraz: the physicality of winemaking where muscle and personal touch transform process into an art-form; the traditional tools of trade (basket press, open fermenter) and the complementary nuances of American and French oak maturation.

Best known for their Basket Press Shiraz, Rockford also produces a handful of top-quality wines from old vine fruit sourced from selected growers across the Barossa Valley.

“I have always lived in and feel most comfortable with the warm Mediterranean climate of the Barossa where grapes ripen easily. My preference is to make the wine by hand with traditional methods, attitude, and equipment to produce rich, earthy, soft, generous wines that will age; the kind that I drank in my youth.”

- Robert O' Callaghan, Founder

Rockford 2016 Basket Press Shiraz 750ml

$130.34

Inky, violet color. Expressive aromas of ripe red and blue fruits, violet, incense and Indian spices, along with building minerality. Stains the palate with vibrant black raspberry, blueberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that slowly deepen...

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Rockford 2018 Moppa Springs GMS 750ml

$72.08

A blend of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. This wine highlights the suitability of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz to some of the driest regions in the Barossa. The fruit is forked into our 1880’s wooden Bagshaw de-stemmer before fermenting in open...

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Rockford 2017 Rifle Range Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$99.91

This is classic Rockford - a medium to full bodied, harmonious Barossa Cabernet that weaves layers of complexity and interest into the glass. The tannins are medium, rather than firm and palate is earthy and savoury. While flavours flood the mouth...

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Rockford NV Sparkling Black Shiraz 750ml

$139.04

The quality and style of this remarkable wine are jealously guarded by Rockford. It really is sheer pleasure to drink, complex yet harmonious, long and balanced. The problem is if you are not on the mailing list you are not going to be able to buy it...

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Rockford 2018 Frugal Farmer Red Blend 750ml

$52.08

A blend of Grenache, Mataro and Alicante Bouschet. When we make our Alicante Bouschet each vintage the skins of the grapes are not needed. Instead, we co-ferment them with early picked Grenache and Mataro to make our Frugal Farmer. The addition of...

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Rockford 2018 Rod & Spur Shiraz Cabernet 750ml

$86.86

Blending of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon ensures the great Australian red wine style of the 1950’s and 60’s is not lost. Early Australian winemakers began to forge their own paths by blending varieties that had not traditionally been found...

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Rockford P.S. Marion Tawny Barossa Valley 750ml

$86.86

Aimed to be released at approximately 15 years of age, the latest NV PS Marion Tawny shows appropriate bricking at the rim. It's full-bodied, plump and juicy, with caramelized cherries and baking spices leading the flavor parade. Befitting the style, the...

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