Z Wine and Rustica Barossa Valley


Z Wine is the Barossa Valley brand of sisters Janelle and Kristen Zerk. They have over 170 years of Barossa heritage, and their vineyard has been in family hands for five generations. Forebear Joachim Zerk, from Germany, settled in the Barossa Valley in 1846, purchasing ‘Section 3146’ to establish the vineyard in the Lyndoch district. The family make several tiers of wine, their premium being ‘Z Wine’, supported by the ‘Section 3146’ label, the approachable ‘Rustica’ bottlings and the ‘Audrey & Hedley’ wines. Janelle Zerk is the winemaker, with extensive experience in Australia and overseas. The Zerk family run their cellar door and administration in Tanunda. www.zwine.com.au Here, I review a selection of Z Wine and Rustica bottlings, to be imported by Kahurangi Wines, landing mid-January 2018  www.hakurangiwine.com


  • Z Wine ‘Rustica’ Barossa Valley Grenache 2016
  • Z Wine ‘Rustica’ Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
  • Z Wine ‘Rustica’ Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
  • Z Wine ‘Rustica’ ‘Reserve’ Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013
  • Z ‘Roman’ Barossa Valley Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro 2016
  • Z ‘Julius’ Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
  • Z ‘Xave’ Barossa Valley Late Harvest 2015

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