Jacob’s Creek is releasing a quartet of premium wines in tribute to Ann Jacob, a South Australian wine pioneer from the 1840s. The range – Jacob’s Creek A.J – features a Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Chardonnay.
All are crafted by Jacob’s Creek Winemaker Trina Smith and are aimed at recruiting female wine drinkers into the super-premium wine category.
The wines are made in a modern Australian style, with all fruit is sourced from vineyards across the Barossa Valley. The wines are fruit-forward, with a silky-smooth texture and bright delicate aromatics and are for drinking now or within two to three years.
Eric Thomson, Global Marketing Director at Pernod Ricard Winemakers, said: “Ann Jacob was a pioneering young woman with an interest in viticulture, and an early female landowner in South Australia, planting vines on her Barossa property in the early 1840s. The vineyard still thrives as part of Jacob’s Creek vineyards today.”
Smith (above) said: “I am really proud to be the current female custodian of Jacob’s Creek and bring to attention to a forgotten wine pioneer of the Barossa Valley – Ann Jacob. Her contribution to South Australian wine is honoured with this collection, Jacob’s Creek A.J.
“These premium wines are made to be enjoyed with friends around a table, with delicious homecooked food and plenty of good conversation.”
The 2019 Jacob’s Creek A.J. Grenache and 2020 Jacob’s Creek A.J. Chardonnay are now available to purchase for $30 RRP at Coles Liquor Group across Australia. The Jacob’s Creek A.J. Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon will be on-sale in early 2022.
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