" When I first met this wine, my doctor told me that my heart beat 1259 times in ten minutes. "

History

An alliance between tradition and wine drinking today

Grigori family is a South Australian wine producer , based in the world renowned wine growing region of the Barossa Valley.

With 4 generations of wine-making experience, Grigori family owned and operated business that has been supplying premium quality South Australian wines to the world for over 35 years.

Grigori family is a long tradition and heritage in the Australian winemaker, with a strong tradition of over delivering on the quality of our wines. We make, source and supply only the very best wine that the most prestigious wine regions in Australia have to offer.

The Vineyard

Our Vineyard

OUR VINEYARD

Orico cooperate with Portia Valley Wines owns and operates almost 100 acres of vineyards in the Riverland wine grape growing region of South Australia. The vineyards are Australian Certified Organic (Producer Number 10936A) and were planted between 1990-2005. A majority of the vines were planted on their own roots with a diverse range of clone stock and selected varieties used.

Varieties planted are:

  • Shiraz
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot
  • Chardonnay
  • The Riverland region enjoys a Mediterranean climate with low rain fall, mild winters, dry summers and low humidity. Rich and fertile sandy loam soils make this a perfect climate and region for growing organic grapes and the making of organic wines. Vines are trellised on two wires vertical 500 mm apart, with 1.2 meter vine spacing and 3 meter row width, allowing for good air flow and minimising the risk of any disease.

    The vineyard is irrigated by drip irrigation with moisture monitoring and good drainage. Vintage is from late January until mid April each year, and harvesting is all done by machine in the cool of the night. Fortunately, our dry environment rarely has rainfall during harvest so there are few factors during this time that can spoil the fruit of our labour.

    The Cellars

    Our Collections , enjoy Orico style.

    1259 vineyard is irrigated by drip irrigation with moisture monitoring and good drainage.

    Selected vineyards are chosen in Australia’s most prized wine regions, including the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra, to create single site wines of substance and longevity. Our Family Reserve wines are designed to transport the drinker into the vineyard, and express the true varietal nature of the fruit as well as the unique terroir of each wine.

    With extended oak maturation and traditional, gentle handling, our wines are super premium wines that are not only incredibly beautiful to drink, but also tell a story about our family history.