To produce The Shiraz Provident Soul Growers the fruit was taken from numerous vineyards with vine age ranging from 20 yrs – 70+ years. Sub Regions include Ebenezer, Kalimna, Eden Valley, Stonewall, Vine Vale and Lights Pass.All individual parcels of fruit were open fermented very traditionally, with plunging and pumping over twice daily, prior to basket pressing.The wine was matured in a combination of some newer and more older French and American oak hogsheads and puncheons. The oak regime is designed to respect the fruit but to add layers of subtle background oak.
Soul Growers was formed in 1998 by the experienced winemaker Paul Heinicke with the addition of award-winning winemaker Stuart Bourne, and quickly gathered a strong following in their domestic, Asian and North American markets. Most of their dedicated team members are 5th generation descendants from the first grape-growing families who settled in the Barossa valley. They are fortunate to work with Old Vine, Survivor, Centurion and Ancestor vines, some being over 130 years old, and their goal is to let the unique character of these vineyard sites across the Barossa valley shine through in their wines. Where nature provides, they only guide. With this in mind, they strive to make sure Soul Growers wines emphasise the regional and varietal flavours of their beloved Barossa Valley. The essence of what they strive for is to ensure a lifestyle that is good for the Soul; wine, food, family, music, mates and fun.