First Drop Wines

South Australia | Barossa Valley

Our Review

First Drop Wines HQ is in the striking 'Home of the Brave' building on the southern edge of Nuriootpa in the Provenance Barossa precinct. John Retsas is the man behind the dynamic brand, with its delicious wines sourced from vineyards across the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale. There is a heavy emphasis on the 'alternative' (appropriate) varieties with Italian and Portuguese grapes making their presence felt; of course, shiraz, grenache, cabernet sauvignon and mataro also play a role, with a contemporary slant. -DAVE BROOKES


Shiraz, grenache, cabernet sauvignon, barbera, montepulciano, touriga, nebbiolo, arneis, chardonnay, pinot grigio, prosecco

Cellar Door


First Drop Wines Cellar Door & Tapas Bar at The Home of The Brave is housed within the walls of the striking 1930s-built distillery in the Provenance Barossa Precinct (previously the site of Penfolds winery).
In keeping with the First Drop ethos of fun, food and flavour, the Cellar Door is the perfect place to experience one of the broadest tasting experiences in the Barossa in a range of settings.
Please book online.


Mon–Sat 10–4, Sun 11–4

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

National distribution in all states and territories.

International Sales Information

Export to 22 countries, contact




First Drop Wines logo
Winemaker John Retsas
Region Barossa Valley
Address 30–38 Barossa Valley Way, Nuriootpa, SA 5355
Established 2004
Dozens 30 000
Opening Hours Mon–Sat 10–4, Sun 11–4
Telephone 0488 299 233