B3 Wines

+61 (08) 8363 2211 121 Greenhill Road
Unley, 5071
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As the Brothers Basedow, you could say winemaking is in our blood. We were born and bred in the Barossa Valley, the fifth-generation of German migrants who arrived in South Australia on The Pauline in the 1840s. Our grandfather, Oscar Basedow, was the nephew of Johannes Basedow, who established the Basedow winery in the main street of Tanunda in 1896. He was inspired by Martin Basedow, an educator, South Australian MP and inaugural president of the Tanunda Club. Martin Basedow established the Roseworthy Agricultural College, which has been an enormous benefit to the Australian wine industry. When Johannes Basedow died in 1902, our grandfather bought the winery and renamed it O Basedow Wines. O Basedow Wines became renowned across Australia for its table wines and fortifieds. As kids we watched our father, John Oscar Basedow, work every vintage. He won a Jimmy Watson for his 1969 Cabernet Sauvignon. After our father passed away in the 1970s, the Basedow winery and its brand name changed ownership Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • B3 Shiraz South Australia Australia Red 2005

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    Strong flavored wine with beautiful well balanced oak; ripe plum taste, marvelous long finish indicative of much older wines. It is the best Shiraz I've had this year Read More

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