As a kid growing up in the Barossa Valley, wine is part of your DNA even before you’re old enough to realise it yourself. Whether it was the dried grape seeds breaking their falls from the school yard monkey bars—whilst kids elsewhere land on bark chips - or the ridiculously early mornings pruning vineyards as teenagers, wine quickly became a way of life for Jock and Sam Auld. Sporting awards came in the form of local wine, often before they were even remotely close to being old enough to enjoy it, and their dad’s 40th birthday port barrel quickly became fair game. The port may have been more out of necessity than enjoyment, at least to begin with, and certainly didn’t make the early starts any easier, but it all contributed to an upbringing that fostered a love for wine that is still growing in Jock and Sam today. It’s no surprise, really—six generations earlier their pioneering great-grandfather was planting some of South Australia’s very first vines.
Now, over 150 years later, they are producing wine that captures the rich environment of their home state while adding another chapter to the family’s storied history; hoping to one day inspire yet another generation of Aulds to carry on the legacy.
* While we're chatting, Jock will be drinking (and talking about)
Auld Family Wines 'Wilberforce' Riesling
Auld Family Wines 'Strawbridge' Cabernet
Auld Family Wines 'Strawbridge' Shiraz
Auld Family Wines ‘Wilberforce’ Cabernet Shiraz
200 HKD Voucher for WineBrothers.com.hk
We have put together a cheeky tasting pack of the above wine...
4 Bottles for 600 HKD (including free delivery). It will be delivered to your door prior to the start of the event - you will be able to follow along with Jock
On the WebEx
Over the live chat with Jock (and a few glasses of wine*), we will cover...
- Auld Family Wines, the emergence of a new brand from a 7th generation legacy
- Running the family business, with your Brother and your Dad. Talk us through the power struggle?
- Where next for Auld Family Wines?