Old Bastard Shiraz

Old Bastard Shiraz

Reserve Your  Annual Allocation of One of Australia’s Most Highly Regarded Shiraz Wines

Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz has been consistently rated one of the Barossa’s benchmark Shiraz wines and is now highly sought after by wine collectors around the world.  Now you can place a reservation on an annual allocation of Old Bastard before it is released to the public.

For over 15 years, Kaesler Owner and Winemaker Reid Bosward has been consistently producing this age-worthy wine from his ancient vineyard at Kaesler. Planted in 1893, this vineyard was a secret stash of supercharged Shiraz grapes used by other Barossa wineries for their super premium reds and fortified for over 100 years.  It was only when he moved to the Barossa and heard of the remarkable qualities of this special vineyard that he managed to get his hand some of the grapes and made the first Old Bastard.  Then the made an offer to purchase the vineyard, and the that is how Kaesler Old Bastard was born

After producing this wine for almost 20 years, we are fortunate to have a dedicated group of serious collectors around Australia and overseas who have been purchasing Old Bastard for years. But as the word gets out about the consistency and longevity of Old Bastard, we developed an allocation programme for our best customers – this way Reid could guarantee supply of Old Bastard to our longest and most loyal customers before we offer to the rest around the world.

If you are a serious collector and lover of premium Barossa Shiraz, we would like to invite you to join our Old Bastard Reservation Programme to secure your pre-release allocation of Old Bastard before it is released to the rest of the world each August.

 Why has the Old Bastard become such a collector’s item?

1. Consistently highly rated by some the world’s most prominent wine critics

James Halliday gave the 2012 98 points, it listed as exceptional by Langtons just to name a few.

Langton's Classification

Langton’s Classification

Here’s just some of the ratings from the past few years

  • 2005 98 Points Robert Parker Jnr The Wine Advocate
  • 2006 96 Points The Wine Advocate
  • 2007 95 Points, James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion
  • 2008 96 points, Robert Parker’s wine Advocate
  • 2009 98 points Wine Advocate 2013, 97 Points James Halliday
  • 2010 96+ points Wine Advocate 2013, 94 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 2014
  • 2012 98 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 2016, 97 points, Robert Parker’s wine Advocate
2. Consistent wine making since 1998

Superb vineyard management, highest quality Burgundian oak, consistent wine making philosophy-  This is a wine that lets the fruit to the talking- it’s fruit driven to the core and supported by the best oak.

Dewey, Boz & Vanders

Dewey, Boz & Vanders

The Old Bastard vineyard was planted in 1893, and there are just 2.5 acres of these magnificent old vineyards. Volume is purely dictated by the quality of grapes produced each season.

3. The X-factor

That’s a secret. What Reid really brought to the table is old-word techniques they don’t teach in today’s wine making schools. How to bring out the best in old vines, how to manage the vineyard.

Plus the fact that this is a revered vineyard, one of the best patches of Shiraz vines in the Barossa, a unique clone of Shiraz now extinct in France, with its own unique flavour characteristics and profile. This is what makes the Old Bastard what it is.

Old Vine VineyardsThe Old Bastard Vineyard is 2.5 acres, or just 12 rows of awesome 125 year old vines. And they are less than 100 metres from the back door of  back of the winery.

Sign up  to reserve your allocation today.

No upfront payment required, just your opportunity to secure an allocation before it sells out –  we’ll email you a few weeks out before release and if you want, you can skip this years allocation, or pull out of the programme at any time without any issue.

Allocations are available as either 3, 6 or 12 bottles.

To join, just click the button below and follow the links, or contact is at Kaesler Cellar Door on (08) 8562 4488 or email ksales@kaesler.com.au.

Secure your Old Bastard Allocation