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With a Barossa classification of Survivor vines and Old Vines planted in sandy loam and limestone soil, the Calabria Family saw the beauty in the 13.30 hectare vineyard, making the purchase in 2012.

Comprising of 70 year old Shiraz vines and 35 year old Cabernet vines, the Sophie Vineyard is named after Bill and Lena Calabria’s first granddaughter, Sophie Elizabeth. The vineyard is located on Samuel road between Nurioopta & Marananga and split by the flowing Para River.

Bill dedicates many hours in the vineyard ensuring the ancient vines are nurtured and since the purchase, Bill has planted a selection of alternative varieties at the Sophie estate, to include; Nero d’Avola, Montepulciano and Durif.



Almost a decade ago Bill Calabria, AM and patriarch of Calabria Family Wines, visited the iconic Barossa Valley and instinctively knew it to be the perfect fit in our family’s winery portfolio expansion.

Today we are the proud custodians of three premium Barossa Valley vineyards including the ‘William Vineyard, which is named after Bill and Lena’s first grandson; William Junior. The vineyard comprises of nine rows of 100 years old Shiraz vines originally planted in 1914 by the Hahn family.

“Someone was working hard in 1914 when they planted these vines, and we’ve done our very best to maintain the integrity of the vines and the fruit they produce. This premium wine represents not only our family’s love and dedication for the craft of winemaking, but also the families before us that worked hard and made sacrifices to develop the vineyard.”

Bill Calabria

• The vineyard sits on the famous ‘Golden Mile’ stretch of the Barossa Valley floor.• Planted with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan & Malbec.

• Soil comprises of sandy loam over red clay and limestone.

• Total vineyard property size: 14.37Ha

• Barossa Classification: Centurion Vines 100 year old & Survivor vines 70 years old.



Located at the Calabria Family Barossa Valley Tasting Room is where you can find and enjoy the views of the Elisabeth Vineyard.

Situated at the top of sub-region of the Barossa; Vine Vale and the foothills of Mt McKenzie, the vineyard comprises of Old Vines (35+ Years) of Shiraz and Cabernet.

Enjoy the sweeping vineyard views when you dine at the on-site Restaurant, Harvest Kitchen, sit on the deck and take in one of the best views in the Barossa Valley, where you will capture some amazing sunsets.



The warm Mediterranean climate of the Riverina delivers exceptional fruit for varieties such as Durif, Montepulicano and Nero dÁvola as well as creating ideal conditions for Botrytis Semillon. The Calabria family source fruit from both their own vineyards as well as from local growers within the region, to ensure premium expressions of these varieties.

The Riverina region enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with winter dominant rainfall and variations of soils from deep red tones through to brown clay loams.

The Calabria family proudly possess two vineyards in the Riverina area, as well as sourcing fruit supply from local family grape growers. Some grower relationships started back when Francesco Calabria founded the winery in 1945, and still exist with those same families today 75 years on.

ESTD. 1945


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