The Chaffey Bros.

The Chaffey Bros.

The Chaffey Bros.
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Brothers-in-law Daniel Chaffey Hartwig and Theo Engela are the latest generation of the Chaffey family to ply their vinous trade in Australia. The original Chaffey Brothers were true iconoclasts. They arrived in Australia in 1886 and proceeded to make an indelible mark on the Australian Wine Landscape.

Chaffey Bros. wines are handmade with minimal intervention and sourced from individual parcels of low yielding vineyards spread throughout the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Drawing on true old vines and complex soils, they see themselves as part parfumier – discovering delicate aromatics; part historian – preserving the purity of pristine fruit; and part mad scientist – reveling in the lost art of small batch blending.

“For us, it’s about storytelling,” says Daniel, “which is what a lot of winemakers say … but for me this area is very special, every time I do a lap of the Barossa it’s like reliving my childhood.

“Every time you make wine from a place like that, it’s like reliving a memory and sharing it with someone else. There’s part of me that wants to be a writer or a filmmaker, but you can do that with wine. Wine is such a great way of doing it because you’re sharing an immediate experience right there through the label, through the story of how that style came to be. You can articulate quite complex messages and histories and hopefully come upon something special.”

They have a passion for the region, which is as infectious as it is inspiring. The Barossa, for the Chaffey Brothers, is more than just a place of work. It has touched and changed them, because just like their wine, they’ve grown here.

The Chaffey Bros. wines are diverse; working with primarily small-batch wines, the pair prioritise experimentation and quality. All wines have minimal intervention and are vegetarian and vegan friendly. The brothers have a strong connection and faith in the terroir that pervades all aspects of the brand.

Four wines available to purchase from Negociants New Zealand



Chaffey Bros. Synonymous Barossa Shiraz 2016

"Sourced from low-yielding vineyards throughout the zone including 17% from Eden Valley. New and seasoned French and American oak. Contemporary Barossa shiraz, expertly done. Bright, lifted berry and plum fruit in the bouquet, and a gentle, tarry earthiness to convey a sense of place. Softly textured, juicy and flavoursome, buoyant and fresh. Ticks every box."
Steven Creber


Chaffey Bros. Evangeline Eden Valley Syrah 2016

From the cool southernmost tip of the Eden Valley, on the edge of the Adelaide Hills, the tiny town of Springton is home to a very special Syrah Site with distinctive character. EVANGELINE* presents an elegant cool climate expression of Shiraz distinct from it's Barossa Valley brethren with it's lifted perfume and delicate structure. Cool blue fruits are intertwined with silky tannins and subtle oak influence from maturation in fine grain French oak puncheons and hogsheads. Perfumed. Confident. Elegant.

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Chaffey Bros. Battle for Barossa: La Conquista 2016

(Tempranillo 64% Garnacha 23% Graciano 13%)
Modern Australia in a glass. Purpose built for a bite and a drink in a bar. Neat, tidy, elegant and spicy, light-ish but not so much that it leaves you wanting. Berries and spices. Tense but not taxing. Two glasses please!


Chaffey Bros. Tripelpunkt Eden Valley Riesling 2017

"Old vine riesling grown on three Eden Valley sites: Springton, Flaxman Valley, Angaston Hills ... Exquisite riesling. Floral fluid, gently textural, bursting with life, pure. Slatey, gun-metal-like character meets lemon sorbet and an assortment of florals. It's as delicious as it is fine."


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