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Custodians of a timeless land

Here in the Northern Barossa region of Ebenezer, the oldest Shiraz vines were planted into fertile soils more than 100 years ago.

Their harvest brought hope and opportunity to generations past and they’ve weathered countless seasons.

And it’s this rich and textured history that the Riebke family are determined to both preserve and evolve.

By respecting the old traditions, working with the land using holistic and sustainable principles, yet also incorporating new knowledge and practices.

Old Vine Harvest

Devoted to the Barossa

To Carol and Nick, it’s somewhat of a natural progression for them to begin making wine with their own grapes in the Barossa Valley.

Having grown up among the Barossa vines, Carol and Nick earned their pocket money in family vineyards.

Carol near Angaston, and Nick on the same Ebenezer blocks that today produces the bounty of fruit used in Lost Penny Wines.

Their combined knowledge, passion, family heritage and dedication to preserving Barossa winemaking traditions have all been poured into Lost Penny Wines.

A true family affair

“Both Nick and I love that Lost Penny also involves our three children.

Just like us, Owen, Jake and Elli have grown up among the vines. They too are earning their pocket money by helping in the many jobs around the family property. Like their parents they hold great anticipation for the next vintage and possibly a future of becoming either a winemaker or fifth generation grapegrower.”

Carol Riebke

Winemaker, Lost Penny Wines