Callipari Wines first vintage was 1997.
100 cases were made and this was given and sold to family and friends.
A few cases of the 1997 Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz remain.
1998 Vintage produced 100 cases of the Grenache Cabernet Franc Shiraz and 1999 400 cases of the same blend was created. The main reasons for this was the lack of grapes available as our vineyard was not yet yielding a commercial quantity of grapes.
In 2000 we produced around 800 cases of 3 blends. 2000 Cabernet/Merlot, 2000 Shiraz/Cabernet and 2000 Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz. Most of the 2000 vintage has been sold with a few cartons remaining in our cellar for our library and for later release. Bronze medals were collected in 2000.
2001 saw our production escalate to higher levels than planned. 3000 cases of wines were produced, split amongst 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2001 Shiraz,
2001 Cabernet/Merlot, 2001 Grenache, Cabernet Franc Shiraz & 2001 Merlot (which as yet has not been released)
Our 2002 vintage still ages in Hogsheads and Barriques and we look forward to the bottling of both our 2002 Shiraz which has already been awarded and 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon which is every bit as good or better than earlier vintages.
In 2005 the Karkarooc Chardonnay will be released.If you would like the tasting notes on our wines or would like to be a member of our Wine Club please email your request firstname.lastname@example.org