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Funk Wagon

Funk Wagon

Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro
Funk Wagon

Johann Funk arrived in South Australia aboard the ship Johanne Ceasar in 1854. He would later purchase a wagon made from local timber but of German design. Such four wheeled wagons played an integral part in the everyday life of the early settlers in the Barossa Valley, and today the ‘Funk Wagon’ is the best surviving example of its type. As a family’s only mode of transport, they were used for everything from getting to and from church, to wedding coach, funeral hearse and sleeping quarters when travelling longer distances. Of course these wagons were also indispensible to wine growers in the carting of grapes, water and barrels. With plantings of Grenache, Shiraz, and Mataro dating back to the earliest settlements, these grape varieties are those most likely to have filled these very wagons and are by no coincidence the grape varieties that are used in the making of this wine.  As you enjoy this blend, be sure to raise a glass to The Funk Wagon!

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93 Points Silver Medal - London Wine Competition 2023 (Vintage 2020) Silver Medal - Wine Showcase 2023 (Vintage 2020) Silver Medal - AWC Vienna 2022 (Vintage 2019) 94 Points Gold Medal - Wine Showcase (Vintage 2019) Gold Medal - Vienna International Wine Competition 2021 (Vintage 2018) 95 Points - Halliday Wine Companion (Vintage 2015) Silver Medal - Vienna International Wine Competition (Vintage 2015) 92 Points - Halliday (Vintage 2014) Trophy, Best Barossa GSM - International Wine Challenge, London, 2013 (Vintage 2011) Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge, London, 2013 (Vintage 2011) Gold Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition, 2013 (Vintage 2011) 92 Points (Chairman's Trophy) - Wine Australia Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2014 (Vintage 2011)