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ABS Wine Agencies, Tue 05 Apr 2022


Sixth-generation family pay tribute to rich legacy with launch of Corryton Burge wines

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) are pleased to become the exclusive UK agents for Corryton Burge. A family name synonymous with the Barossa Valley and its finest wines is taking centre stage with the unveiling by sixth generation winemakers, Trent and Amelia Burge, and their collection of quality red and white wines.

Wines named for the historical family property, Corryton Park Homestead. Built in 1845, it nestles among the gently undulating hills of Eden Valley and is guarded by a pair of carved stone griffins, fabled creatures said to protect one’s most precious possessions.

Winemaker Trent joined the family business on leaving school and has quite literally learned the trade from the ground up and possesses almost two decades of winemaking experience. Amelia has valuable experience both within and outside the family business, working in brand development and marketing. Trent and Amelia have created Corryton Burge together with a band of loyal friends and colleagues, they are committed to sharing the joy of wine.

ABS will be importing the tiered range comprising three entry-level single varietal wines from South Australia (Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon). The Kith range, which honours the extended family, those friends who are inseparable from the Corryton Burge history and future. The wines include Corryton Burge Eden Valley Riesling, Corryton Burge Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris and Corryton Burge Barossa Shiraz. The premium Kin range celebrates the family roots, both in the Barossa and other regions dear to the heart of the family.

Michael Awin, Managing Partner ABS Wine Agencies, is delighted to be working with the family, “The roots of ABS lie in Australia. With so many of the founding families of Australian wine no longer being involved in their estates we are so pleased that Trent and Amelia Burge are firmly in the centre of things and working to make Corryton Burge a success. The wines are terrific examples of their style, fruit forward and food friendly.”

Trent Burge from Corryton Burge commented: “When you pick up a bottle of Corryton Burge, you can be sure we’ve done more than just made a great wine…we’ve respected our family legacy and put our heart and soul into this exciting new chapter.”

The fruit for the brand in mainly sourced from both family and grower vineyards. The family has over 300 hectares of vines in the Barossa and the Adelaide Hills. The wines are made at the family’s 125-year-old Tanunda winery, granting access to both traditional and modern equipment, allowing flexibility in the winemaking approach.

The Corryton Burge philosophy is to source fruit from the best regions whilst ensuring that they fit the brand story. Pinot Noir comes from Tasmania, not only because of the region’s reputation with that variety, but also because there is a family connection, Trent and Amelia’s mother Helen grew up near Cornelian Bay in Tasmania.

The distinctive yellow of the packaging is also significant to the family, as it is one of the core colours from the original family crest. The Griffin acts as the brand icon and represents the two griffins that proudly guard the entrance to Corryton Burge Homestead in the Eden Valley.

The Corryton Burge wines will be available to taste on the ABS table at the Australia Day Tasting on 7th April. For further details or to request samples, please talk with your ABS Account Manager, or alternatively contact lesley@abs.wine