Jamabro Wines

South Australia | Barossa Valley

Our Review

Sixth-generation grapegrower David Heinze and wife Juli moved into winemaking in 2003, just as many of the major companies reduced their intake of Barossa grapes. With a little over 20ha of vines planted to eight varieties, they started with a full suite of wines, using estate-grown grapes and carrying out all the winemaking (other than bottling) onsite. Real marketing skill is involved with the labelling (Jamabro is taken from a combination of family names). The Semillon takes the name of daughter Madison who, having just had her hair straightened for a school photograph, was doused in semillon when a bung came out unexpectedly, causing lengthy and messy re-straightening (and an aversion to the winery); and Mum's Spade Shiraz celebrates the spade given to David's mum when she turned 21. ‘Wherever Mum went, so did her spade... When there was something to dig, out of the car boot came the spade. We lost Mum in 2006. Mum's Spade Shiraz is our tribute to Mum and all the other great Australian farming women, often the quiet achievers.' Exports to Singapore. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker David Heinze
Region Barossa Valley
Address PO Box 434, Tanunda, SA 5352
Established 2003
Dozens 500
Vineyards (area) 20.4 ha
Opening Hours By appt
Telephone 0437 633 575
Website www.jamabro.com.au