Varieties & Vintages
Barossa Valley Estate
About Schild Estate
One of the oldest family-owned grape growers in the Barossa. Scild vines are amongst the oldest in the world.
From humble beginnings in Germany, the Schild family arrived in Australia in 1866, making their home in the Barossa Valley. In 1952 Ben Schild purchased the first of the vineyards that the Schild family own and operate to this day. His son Ed took the reigns at 16 years of age after Ben's sudden death and today Ed, son Michael and grandson Angus manage over 134ha of estate-owned vineyards and specialise in producing premium, estate-grown Barossa reds.
Under the guidance of Chief Winemaker Scott Hazeldine and driven by the unique characteristics of each vineyard, Schild Estate Wines are an authentic reflection of the Southern Barossa region terroir. Spread across 11 unique sites offering a diverse patchwork of soils and mesoclimates, this diversity allows Schild to produce a range of premium fruit, favouring a slower ripening period for optimum flavour developpment.
With three generations of Schilds keeping the roots alive and with grandchildren taking on the passion, the Schild story is set to unfold well into the future.