Wines By Rusden

Rusden

Rusden

Custodians of the Land
  • More than 40 years of dedication to quality
  • The oldest Zinfandel planted in Australia
  • Vines over 50 & 80 years old

Hidden gem, lucky find, secret weapon... whatever you call this unassuming family-owned and run vineyard, it is brilliant. From 'hobby farm' in 1979 to the quiet powerhouse it is today, Rusden has a small and faithful, almost fanatical, following. Not surprising, given the family's heritage (founder and mother Christine is a 6th generation grape grower) and how they see it as their solemn duty to be custodians of the land for now and future generations.

This ethos is responsible for their remarkable plantings. Rusden boasts vines up to over 80 years old, and is one of the few to commercially produce from pre-phylloxera rootstock (Barossa Valley is among the few regions worldwide to be phylloxera free). Their Zinfandel plants are some of the oldest anywhere in the world.

Now fully in the hands of son & winemaker Christian Canute, who earned his stripes working with renowned names such as the fabled Rockford, Rusden continues its path forward, producing traditional wines that are undeniably good - powerful but restrained, honest expressions of the vintage - whilst forging ahead and breaking new ground.


 

The Spot

Vine Vale, on the valley floor, is blessed with an ideally reliable climate for grape growing.

The Dirt

Deep white sand over red clay ensures versatility and consistency.

The Fruit

From old vines rejuvenated over the course of 20-odd years, they are the driving force in all their wines.

The Art

Incorporating the banner of 'Traditional Winemakers' means utmost respect for terroir and a gentle touch.

Wines by Rusden

Rusden Black Guts Shiraz 2019

Shiraz / Syrah
Rusden, Barossa Valley, South Australia (Australia)
14.9 % ABV (750 ml)
RM 270.00
   IN STOCK 
  • Sweetness
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Tannins
  • Finish

Off-dry, very full bodied, acidic, tannin medium-plus, finish medium-plus

Rusden Boundaries Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rusden, Barossa Valley, South Australia (Australia)
14.5 % ABV (750 ml)
RM 220.00
   IN STOCK 
  • Sweetness
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Tannins
  • Finish

Medium dry, medium bodied, acidic, medium tannin, finish medium-plus

Rusden Christian Chenin Blanc 2021

Chenin Blanc
Rusden, Barossa Valley, South Australia (Australia)
12.5 % ABV (750 ml)
RM 110.00
   IN STOCK 
  • Sweetness
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Finish

Dry, medium bodied, acidic, medium finish

Rusden Driftsand GSM 2020

Carignan ,  Cinsault ,  Counnoise ,  Grenache / Garnacha ,  Mouverdre / Mataro / Monastrell ,  Shiraz / Syrah
Rusden, Barossa Valley, South Australia (Australia)
14.0 % ABV (750 ml)
RM 120.00
   IN STOCK 
  • Sweetness
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Tannins
  • Finish

Dry, body medium-plus, acidic, medium tannin, finish medium-plus

Rusden Good Shepherd Malbec 2020

Malbec
Rusden, Barossa Valley, South Australia (Australia)
13.0 % ABV (750 ml)
RM 145.00
   IN STOCK 
  • Sweetness
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Tannins
  • Finish

Off-dry, medium bodied, acidic, medium tannin, finish medium-plus

Rusden Ripper Creek Shiraz Cabernet 2020

Cabernet Sauvignon ,  Shiraz / Syrah
Rusden, Barossa Valley, South Australia (Australia)
14.0 % ABV (750 ml)
RM 130.00
   IN STOCK 
  • Sweetness
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Tannins
  • Finish

Dry, medium bodied, acidic, tannin medium-plus, medium finish

Rusden Sandscrub Shiraz 2013

Shiraz / Syrah
Rusden, Barossa Valley, South Australia (Australia)
15.7 % ABV (375 ml)
RM 1,500.00
   LIMITED (12 remaining) 
  • Sweetness
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Tannins

Off-dry, very full bodied, acidic, medium tannin

Rusden School Days Shiraz Viognier 2020

Shiraz / Syrah ,  Viognier
Rusden, Barossa Valley, South Australia (Australia)
14.2 % ABV (750 ml)
RM 160.00
   IN STOCK 
  • Sweetness
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Tannins
  • Finish

Off-dry, medium bodied, acidic, medium tannin, medium finish