Brothers at War

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in the Barossa

Wine Tasting at Brothers at War

Brothers at War, a winery nestled in the Barossa Valley, is the creation of two brothers whose journey into winemaking was influenced by their family's legacy in the region, particularly their father, David Wardlaw, a Barossa winemaking pioneer. Starting in 2013 with a small batch of Shiraz, their venture quickly expanded, symbolising not just a foray into winemaking but also an extension of their sibling rivalry and collaboration. The winery has since evolved, gaining recognition for producing award-winning wines that embody the spirit of the Barossa Valley. As the brothers transitioned into their roles as fathers, the winery has taken on a more serious approach, reflecting their dedication to crafting exceptional wines from small parcels of fruit.

Angus Wardlaw, the Winemaker Director of Brothers at War, embarked on his winemaking journey at an early age, inspired by his family's deep-rooted connection to the industry. His experiences across various wineries, including a significant position in the Clare Valley, have contributed to the establishment of Brothers at War as a distinguished brand within the Australian wine scene. Recognised for his contributions to the industry, including accolades such as 'Up and Coming Riesling Winemaker', Angus's commitment to winemaking excellence has solidified his place among the new generation of Barossa Valley vintners.

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Sam Wardlaw, the elder of the two brothers, developed his passion for winemaking through early exposure to the production side of the industry alongside their father. His experiences, particularly at Murray Street Vineyards and later at Kirrihill alongside Angus, have been instrumental in shaping the direction of Brothers at War. Residing in the Clare Valley, Sam continues to contribute to the winery's success while balancing family life, hinting at the possibility of a third generation of Wardlaw involvement in the wine industry.

Chris Alderton, the Vigneron Director, brings a wealth of knowledge in viticulture to Brothers at War, rooted in his upbringing on a family vineyard and formal studies in Environmental Science. His expertise in soils and water management has been crucial in supplying high-quality fruit to the winery, reinforcing the collaborative spirit that defines Brothers at War. Together, this group of family and friends shares a passion for creating world-class wines that reflect the unique terroir of the Barossa Valley and the collective vision of the winery.

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Brothers at War invites guests to their Cellar Door for an intimate tasting experience, showcasing a selection of wines including Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Rose, Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Mataro. Located in a setting that reflects the boutique nature of the winery, the Cellar Door offers a premium wine experience complemented by cheese pairings. Visitors are encouraged to make bookings to ensure a personalised experience, reflecting the winery's commitment to sharing their passion for winemaking with enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Through their wines and the story behind their creation, Brothers at War encapsulates the essence of Barossa winemaking, offering a glimpse into the collaborative, innovative spirit that drives this family-led venture.

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