Barrister's Block & Poetic Justice Premium Wines
The Barristers Block label was created in 2004 by Jan Siemelink-Allen together with her two sons James and Lachlan, and her husband Evert-Jan.
Jan has spent 20 years in the wine industry, starting in the Coonawarra managing Cellar Door outlets, then moving on to eventually spend 5 years managing South Australian sales for two major Australian wine companies, before leaving in September, 2004, to create and market her own label.
To enable us to maintain our standard of excellence, we ensure we obtain fruit from those regions which are known for providing the best fruit in a particular varietal. As well as sourcing quality fruit from regions, such as the Barossa, the family farm in the Wrattonbully region has a 25-acre vineyard, growing Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, and we have recently expanded and purchased a 20-acre vineyard at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills. Notably, the Wrattonbully vineyard provided the fruit for the winning Jimmy Watson wine in 2004 under contract, whilst we are able to obtain quality Sauvignon Blanc fruit, so typical and admired of the Adelaide Hills region, from Woodside.
Jan opened the new Barristers Block Cellar Door early in 2008. She firmly believes that all who visit will embrace the wines in the natural setting of the vineyard and see where her passion comes from that enables Barristers Block to produce such high quality wines.