Colour: A brilliant pale gold with green hue
Nose: The nose has lemon and green apple skin notes plus a light spice character from subtle use of French oak during fermentation and maturation.
Palate: Lees stirring provides the palate with a textural quality that gives pace and weight to the orchard fruits and oak spice. The finish is fresh, balanced and long. Perfect with antipasto, seafood in a cream sauce or soft cheeses.
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
History of Bethany Wines
Bethany Wines has built a reputation as one of Australia’s finest wine producers, underpinned by a strong sense of family tradition since the mid-1800s.
The winery is owned and run by the Schrapel family, who first planted vines in 1852 soon after arriving from Silesia. Like many of their fellow Germanic migrants, they established a home in Bethany and cleared the land to grow winegrapes and graze animals. More than a century later, fifth generation descendants, brothers Geoff and Robert Schrapel, established Bethany Wines as a thriving winery.
Today, Bethany Wines boasts one of the finest views overlooking stunning sweeping vineyards in the Barossa Valley and beyond. The Schrapel family’s philosophy has remained consistent – to produce exceptional wines that express the microclimate and terroir of Bethany underpinned by the strong sense of tradition that will continue for future generations.
The winery specialises in ultra-premium Shiraz with our icon wine the GR Reserve Shiraz. A range of five single vineyard premium wines are produced under our Blue Quarry label. The First Village range encompasses a selection of white and red wines, including fortifieds.