Lovely to meet you. We're James Ehrat and Jess Greatwich - the current custodians of Krondorf Creek Farm. We've been working for fifteen years to restore this beautiful property to its productive 19th century mixed farming roots and in mid 2018 we proudly opened our Cellar Door to the public.
We produce wine from fruit we have grown ourselves, here in Krondorf, blended to allow the expressions of the vineyards to shine. Our wines skew to the traditional - Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and Mataro - and are rich, generous and fruit-driven, with a restrained influence of old French and American oak.
Our vineyards were planted from cuttings taken by James from across the Barossa, and established in the rich, dark alluvial loam that blankets our property. They're carefully nurtured by James throughout the year and managed under a philosophy of minimal intervention.
Krondorf Creek Farm has a long and proud history as a bustling, productive mixed farm and, while it may have sat quietly for a few decades from the mid to late 1900s, we're now working hard to bring it back to full production. Over the last fifteen years, we have restored the old stone cottages, planted out 13 acres of vineyard, established a heritage orchard and vegetable garden and undertaken significant re-vegetation work along the creek line.
As one of the best-preserved examples of an original Barossa settler’s block (a hufendorf block), Krondorf Creek Farm offers a glimpse back through time and speaks eloquently of the resilience, fortitude and tenacity of the property’s early owners.
You can learn more about the history of the property, and the restoration work to date, on our History page.