Prestigious wine maker Schild Estate sells Barossa Valley vineyard

Prestigious wine maker Schild Estate sells Barossa Valley vineyard
Prestigious wine maker Schild Estate sells Barossa Valley vineyard

The oldest family-owned grape grower in the Barossa Valley, Schild Estate, has sold its Ahrens Vineyard.

Set in Lyndoch, South Australia, a neighbouring wine producer, Kies Family Wines, secured the purchase.

The 32-hectare vineyard on Hermann Thum Drive is planted with 20 hectares of shiraz and 8 hectares of cabernet sauvignon grapes.

It was one of 12 vineyards owned by Schild Estate, which is run by Ed Schild and his son Michael.

The family’s vineyard portfolio also includes a patch of 170-year-old shiraz vines that produces their Moorooroo Shiraz, which retails at $200 a bottle.

Kies Family Wines is also a multi-generational Barossa Valley wine growing family.

Jesse Kies said the opportunity to buy the neighbouring property was very attractive as the Ahrens vineyard gave the family greater flexibility as its markets grows.

The sale of the Ahrens Vineyard was brokered by Toby Langley, of vineyard specialist Langley & Co.

The sale price was not disclosed by the Australian Financial Review, however the land and building had been valued at $4.2 million earlier this year.

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