Schwarz Wine Co., Meta, Shiraz, 2019, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Producer Profile

While not holding any formal qualifications in winemaking, Jason’s appetite for the subject was voracious and he was lucky to learn from some of the Barossa’s finest winemakers until finally, after some encouragement from friends he approached his father to discuss buying a small parcel of the fruit from the 2001 vintage. He agreed and Jason put together his first Nitschke Block Shiraz, making only two hogs head barrels. In 2002 Jason produced his first Thiele Road Grenache and have made both wines every vintage since. To this day Jason’s parents have supported his venture and without their encouragement and the sacrifice of some of the Barossa’s greatest Shiraz and Grenache he could not have made this dream happen.

Relationships with some of the Barossa’s finest vignerons have grown over the years and having access to some of the region’s best old-vine fruit allows Jason to take a hands-off, intuitive approach in the winery.

Jason’s minimal intervention winemaking style enables him to create small-batch wines that are not mainstream – they are new-age expressions of Barossa classics, designed to allow the fruit to speak for itself and tell a story through the glass.
“Meta: An abstraction from a well-known concept”


The Meta Shiraz fruit is carefully selected from a few vineyards with rocky or hard growing soils. This gives the fruit (and therefore the wine) a brighter, blue fruited and more tightly tannic style.

The fruit for the 2021 Meta Shiraz is sourced from four districts across the Barossa and Eden Valleys.


26% whole bunches; wild fermented; foot stomped; matured in 14% new French oak puncheons and hogsheads; unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Note

The Schwarz Wine Co Meta Shiraz 2019 displays a lovely bouquet, deep, ripe, concentrated and fragrant. The palate is rich, intense, supple and deep, with deliciousness and concentration that will ensure it ages superbly. The aftertaste lingers on and on.

Goes well with

Beef Bourguignon in the winter, BBQ meats in the summer.


Will continue to improve with careful cellaring for 5-7 years.

Don’t just take our word for it…
A wine of space, allure and unashamed medium-bodied confidence. A wine of space, allure and unashamed medium-bodied confidence, abounding in character and interest, uniting the spice, tang and tension of the Eden Valley with the black and red fruits of the Barossa floor. Whole-bunch fermentation amplifies floral, dried herb lift and acid crunch. High-cocoa dark chocolate oak fills in the background of a long finish of firm, fine tannin endurance.” 94 Points – Tyson Stelzer, Wine Front

93 Points – James Halliday Wine Companion


Varieties: Shiraz 100%
Colour: Red
ABV: 14.3%
Closure: Screwcap
Style: Still Wine
Case Size: 12 x 75cl
Country: Australia
Region: Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2021

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    Weight 1 kg