Wayne Ahrens and Suzi Hilder are the custodians of some exceedingly fine vineyards. Both from grape growing families of long standing they planted a vineyard in the Eden Valley and purchased a beautiful block of ancient vines in the Barossa Valley sub-region of Vine Vale. With patience, intelligence and sheer graft these vines are now producing grapes sought after by some of the best winemakers in Australia. A commitment to sustainable practises and certification as Biodynamic producers both in the vineyard and winery is further proof of the dedication to quality.
The excellence of the Smallfry wines is a reflection of the dedication in the vineyard. The wines are very much hand-made, non-interventionist styles with no additives and only older oak used. They showcase the regional Barossa styles in a modern, fruit focussed vein. A five star producer and “one to watch” in James Halliday’s Wine Companion Smallfry is a winery most definitely on the rise.