Select another wine

Agricola Vintners


‘Theel’s Handfibel’

Shiraz   |   Barossa Valley - Australia


‘Theel’s Handfibel’ is the name of the 1880s Moculta School alphabet chart that Callum found uses (with permission from the local Barossa Archives) as the font for the place names on his labels. It’s a blend of the sites that went into this year’s ‘Ebenezer’ and ‘Kalimna Sands’ wines, namely the esteemed Hoffmann Dallwitz block, the Dimchurch Home Old vineyard and Asbroek’s Old Vine vineyard in Kalimna. This is another stellar wine from old vines in the Barossa by the young talent, Callum Powell.

The Shiraz grapes were hand harvested and placed as intact clusters in a closed stainless steel tank. The juice fermented over the course of three to four weeks, after which the wine was racked to a used barriques where it remained for twelve months. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration, and it received just a small dosage of sulfur.


  • Grapes: 100% Shiraz
  • Vineyard: Hoffmann (Dallwitz & Dimchurch Home Old) - Asbroek (Kalimna 'Old Vines')
  • Vine Age: 50-70-years-old
  • Soil Type: Ironstone, red clay, and sand
  • Viticulture: Practicing organic
  • Fermentation: Native – 100% whole-cluster in closed stainless-steel tank
  • Skin Contact: 3-4 weeks
  • Aging: 12 months in old barriques
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Total SO2: 40 ppm
  • Total Production: 203 cases

Tasting Notes

This is a fresh yet concentrated Barossa Shiraz, blending across three iconic sites. There is a savory element of black olive that travels, with plums, anise, and nutmeg, from the nose to the mouth. There, you’ll find ripe tannins and a menthol lift. Like a kaleidoscope, the flavors bounce and collide until they settle into something breathtaking.

Have a question or want to drop a line?

Contact Us