Anton Van Klopper


Lucy Margaux Vineyards, Australia

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.

“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 

Location

Basket Range, South Australia

Size

16 acres

Soils

Clay, sandstone, ironstone, sandy loam

Varieties cultivated

Pinot Noir, sources Sangiovese, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz

Farming/Winemaking

Entirely natural, from the vines to the bottle (no added yeast, bacteria, acid, sugar or other artificial or natural additives). Very low sulfur added. Most fruits used are sourced from other sites, where all fruits are hand-picked, de-stemmed and grown without added chemicals.

 

3 colors red 2018

Chardonnay 2018

 

Deans Pinot Noir 2018

Pinot Gris 2017

Sangiovese Stupefacente 2018

Summer of Love 2018

Vin de Soif 2017

Vino Rosso 2018

Wildman Pet Nat 2018