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WoodWinters adds old Barossa Soul to portfolio

Published:  13 November, 2018

Indie merchant WoodWinters has strengthened its growing wholesale portfolio with the addition of the UK agency for Soul Growers from Barossa.

Soul Growers was born in 1998 when owner-winemaker Paul Heinicke and senior winemaker Stuart Bourne came together to work with long-standing grape growers in Barossa, allowing them to work with designated Old Vine, Survivor, Centurion and Ancestor vines, with some of the latter plots being over 130 years old.

The pair is dedicated to expressing the character of Barossa through a range that includes an Eden Valley Riesling from 75-year-old vines, plus single vineyard bottlings including small quantities of rarer varieties such as Cinsault, Durif and Graciano.

The wines, which look to “produce the highest quality wine from each vintage”, are reported to have developed a strong niche following in markets such as North America and Asia.

“We are extremely excited to look after the Soul Grower wines in the UK. Soul Growers is an award-winning wine producer that champions Barossa terroir… they are the perfect partners for Woodwinters and we look forward to acquainting our customers with these fantastic wines,” said Doug Wood, managing director of WoodWinters.

Paul Heinicke added: “We are ecstatic to enter the UK market with WoodWinters as our partner. We know that WoodWinters are the right people to go on this journey with as we look to showcase the rich tapestry of sites and generations of growers that is the Barossa.”

Woodwinters is a leading Scottish merchant that has more recently opened a London office to expand its reach with regard to wholesale sales and its expensing agency portfolio.