South Australia’s first vineyards were established in the 1830’s. Enjoying a wide range of climates including the cool temperatures of the Adelaide Hills, to the hot summer weather of the Barossa Valley, South Australia is arguably Australia’s most diverse wine producing state.
It is from these wonderfully diverse regions that winemaker Marty O’Flaherty selects the best varietals to produce Mojo wines. Marty’s resounding philosophy is “wine should tell a story about the terroir in which it’s grown, needing lots of love but minimal handling by allowing the growers to do what they do best.”
The Sauvignon Blanc is produced from Adelaide Hills fruit. It is mainly the altitude that is the key to the climate; with Mount Lofty and the Piccadilly Valley being much cooler than the city of Adelaide, only 25 minutes’ drive away. Stylistically the Adelaide Hills produces clean crisp whites, with great acidity. It is these naturally occurring flavours that Marty tries to capture in every bottle.
Mojo Shiraz comes from the Barossa Valley, which is one of the Australia’s best known regions with a rich winemaking history dating back to 1847. The moderately continental climate provides the ideal conditions for a wide number of grape varieties especially the production of full-bodied reds. It is these unique growing conditions and the natural sunlight, which Marty tries to capture in Mojo Shiraz.