In 1984, the consumption of red wine was declining. Offering handsome subsidies, the federal government urged growers to pull out their ancient Shiraz vines and replace them with Chardonnay.
But there were 80 third and fourth generation Barossa Valley grape growers who refused.
Stubbornness became their strength. Instead of trying to sell the grapes to winemakers for little reward, they decided to take control of their own destiny by forming a cooperative and making their own wine. Barossa Valley Estate (BVE) was formed.
Combining their skills and blending their grapes from across the Barossa Valley, they rode out the hard times and built for the future.
Located in the heart of the renowned Barossa Valley every BVE wine is made in the reflection of the world-famous E&E. Crafted from the 100% Barossa Valley fruit BVE wines are a true expression of the richness and character of this celebrated region.