Basket Range, South Australia
“The best analogy I can think of is that I make my wines like brewing a tea. A very gentle, slow infusion with as little done to the grapes as possible.” – Anton Van Klopper
Anton Van Klopper initially worked in hospitality management, but after 10 years of being exposed to great wine, he realised that this was his true passion. He graduated from the University of Adelaide with a degree in Agricultural Science, Oenology. He then spent several years travelling the world doing vintages in different countries, during which he understood that all great wines express where they are from and anything that steals from that expression makes for dull wines. In 2002, he purchased a 16-acre cherry orchard and began creating his own “Domaine” in the Adelaide Hills; his aim being to produce wines that express themselves. While his wines change every year, one thing remains constant – no additions, just grapes.