Heirloom Vineyards was conceived in vintage 2000, when a young winemaking student (Elena) caught the eye of a silly old wine judge (Zar). A love story ensued inspired by two vows: to preserve the best of tradition, the old world of wine and its unique old vineyards and to champion the best clones of each variety planted in the most appropriate sites while embracing the principals of organic farming. Seven long vintages of trial and error passed before Heirloom Vineyards could make a wine that was fine enough to pass on to future generations.
The wines come from some of South Australia’s most sought after vineyards. The many years of friendships cultivated over decades have allowed Zar & Elena to have a patchwork of incredible sites for this program. Heirloom represents the most serious of the wines that the power couple has made with the best wines yet to come.