Ballycroft was originally the name of the cheesery run by sisters Sue Evans and Tracey Skepper. Waste water was utilised to irrigate the young vines and whey used as fertilizer. Unfortunately the cheesery ceased operating in 2011 but the distinctive logo still graces the Small Berry wine bottles. The vineyard, planted in 1998 sits on a sloping 15 acre property in Greenock, Western Barossa Valley. In January 2016 Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars opened their Tasting Room, once the production room for the cheese. Join Joe, the owner, winemaker, vineyard hand and cellar door manager (or Sue) for a unique and intimate cellar door experience.
Joe is involved in every process of the grapes journey, carefully tending them from vine to bottle and everything inbetween and has over 25 vintages under his belt. Plus he loves to talk about wine so be prepared to settle in for a while.
Pets are welcome but only outside their Tasting Room. They sell a small amount of produce from their garden. Plus a range of condiments and sauces made by local Greenock caterers Deliciously Devious. Bacon jam is the biggest seller but they also have a Durif Sauce and a Shiraz sauce made from the grapes in the vineyard.
They do not have a traditional cellar door, manned all day, as they are either working on the property or somewhere else. They therefore invite you to book a tasting to receive a unique cellar door experience where you can relax, enjoy and appreciate what Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars has to offer. Sessions include: A unique personal tasting Available daily 11am-4pm Hosted by Joe or Sue Evans, Winemaker/Owner Seasonal tasting and purchase of Ballycroft produce Small groups of 1- 8 Bookings essential to ensure we are open and avoid disappointment