Barossa Valley, Australia
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In 1866 the Schild Family emigrated to Australia from the European nation of Poland as part of the exodus from religious persecution. Ben Schild, owner Ed Schild's father heeded the work of his ancestors thus ensuring that the Schild family would have an impact in this new country.
Ben established a small mixed farm including vineyard in the Barossa Village of Rowland Flat in the early 1950's after moving his young family from Lameroo in the Mallee region of South Australia.
Ed took over the reigns of the 60 acre property following his fathers passing. He steadily increased his holdings over time with clever acquisition and good management and the steadying assistance of his wife Lorraine, through some of the most viticulturally depressed times in recent history.
Today Ed's son Michael with assistance from his wife Kylie and a dedicated team, is overseeing the management and development of the vineyards. Re-planting and re-development of older vineyards are a continuing goal in the evolution of quality viticulture. Ed's daughter's, Judy and Leanne also work in the enterprise in professional capacities making sure that the bond of family involvement is strong. The Schild family are confident that the 6th Generation are just as dedicated to the betterment of the label as the current family employees.
"The Schild family are determined to continue the growth and success of their wine label and with good management and a stable foundation built on history and hard work this vision will be obtained and maintained".
Schild Estate Wines source premium fruit from their Barossa Valley vineyards listed below.
The control and development of these vineyards now predominantly rests with Michael Schild, Ed's son, and the team of staff that ensure each property will continue to produce quality fruit.
The implementation of new technologies and ever evolving methods enable the vineyards to be kept in the best condition for each vintage.
Ahrens' Block 28 hectares / 75 acres
Situated 2km's west of Cellar Door. Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon - dry grown, and are approximately 6 - 7 years old.
Lyndoch Creek Block 16 hectares / 40 acres
(situated near Cellar Door)
Semillon 15 years old - Cabernet Sauvignon 12 years old.
Three Springs Farm Block 28 hectares / 75 acres
(situated at Steingarten Road, Rowland Flat) Chardonnay 20 years old, Grenache 30 years old, Riesling 35 years old, Cabernet Sauvignon 4 years old, Semillon 25 years old.
Moorooroo Block 42 hectares / 104 acres
Situated 500m North Jacob's Creek. Has Shiraz plantings, of which some are 150 years old, Chardonnay 12-14 years old, Semillon 15 years old, Cabernet Sauvignon 15 years old, Pinot Noir 15 years old.
Hauslers Block 6 hectares / 15 acres
(situated between Williamstown and Lyndoch - Hoffnungsthal) Semillon 30 years old, Riesling 30 years old.
Angus Brae Block 16 hectares / 41 acres
Situated 4km's north of Lyndoch. Shiraz 5 years old, Merlot 20 years old, Cabernet Sauvignon 5 years old, Riesling 25 years old, Frontignac 20 years old.
Schild Estate source small premium parcels of fruit from each of these blocks to make their award winning wines.