Founded by Kym Teusner (of Teusner Wines) and friend Neil Panuja, Utopos is a love story that began with Kym’s obsession with a very particular site on Roennfeldt Road in the Barossa. As fate would have it, Kym and Neil were eventually able to secure the land to make wine and so, Utopos (the root word for ‘Utopia’) was born.
This six-bottle Discovery pack was personally curated by the Utopos team to introduce you to these special wines at 35% off RRP. You will enjoy two bottles each of every wine in the current portfolio (one to drink now, and one to cellar), and the opportunity to experience this exciting project from its very beginnings.
In this pack, you will find two bottles each of the following wines:
Utopos Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley 2017
Utopos Shiraz Barossa Valley 2017
Utopos Mataro Shiraz Grenache 2018
"Sage, earth, liquorice and cocoa, black fruit, spicy oak. Medium to full-bodied, very ripe, but kind of controlled, sage and bitter dark chocolate, fat silty and silky tannin, unctuous and coffee laced, very long. Shows oak, but the fruit under it is power and silk. Bold. Excellent."
94 points, The Wine Front (July 2019)
"The Utopos vineyard straddles the boundary between the Marananga and Greenock districts. A full-bodied opening with peels of thunder, then licorice black fruits, tar and fruit conserve, tannins and oak presently hidden in the rolls of fleshy fruits."
95 points, Wine Companion (September 2019)
Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.