The history of Reis Creek vineyard can be traced back to 1850. The founder Johann Pech came to Australia from Germany. He realized that Barossa would be the top grapes planting region. Because the land had preference climate and nutrient rich soil. He started the grape cultivation of Pech family. Until 2012, the vineyard operator was Leo Pech ,the fourth generation of Pech Family. Leo received a number of honors and held various positions in the wine industry including the chairman of the Australian Grape Planting Association; the chairman of Barossa Wine areas; the chairman of Barossa Wine industry government advisory group; the chairman of Australian Vine Improvement Association and etc.. One of the most memorable event was in 1977, as the president of the Barossa Region Association, Leo Pech met with Queen Elizabeth II of England.
(The fourth generation owner Leo Pech met with Queen Elizabeth II in 1977)
In 1850, At the beginning of the vineyard, the main products were high quality grapes. The first generation founder Johann supplied high-quality grape to famous Australian wine company Penfolds to brew the most high-end wines. Over 100 years of heritage, the vineyard continues to produce the highest quality of grapes and supplies to many famous wineries, including Penfolds, Yalumba, Orlando Wines, etc..
The current operator is Jim Jin. Jim Jin arrived in south Australia as an Oenology master student of University of Adelaide in 2008. After 2 years of studying, he made a strong connection with this land and decided to make his own wines here. In 2009, Jim created Reis Creek Wines and started to make wines which were aimed to find the equilibrium of taste to cater for both Australian local market and the Chinese Market. After 2 years oak barrel storage, the well-balanced wines were released to the market in 2011 and were sold out within one month, which brought lots of honor to Reis Creek Wines.
Furthermore, the wines made in 2010 were also sold out before the bottling in 2012. Since then, Jim decided to have his own vineyard in order to establish the consistency of the quality grapes, and finally he bought a 160 acres vineyard in Barossa valley from Leo Pech. By successful acquisition of the vineyard, Jim made two iconic wines: Limited Release Barossa Valley Shiraz and The Chairman Shiraz. Both of these wines received very positive feedback. With the courage, Reis Creek Wines opened a cellar door in 2017 in Lyndoch. Reis Creek Wines not only focuses on oversea market but also aims at Australian local market.
In recent years, Reis Creek Wines and Orlando group has established a close partnership in a long-term contract of grapes supply. At the same time, we closely cooperate in every aspect, including the management of the vineyards, the picking of grapes, producing of high end wine and so on.
It works with the grape growers in the famous wine areas, such as Mclaren Valley and Coonawarra, to operate in cross-producing areas and produce more diversity wines with high quality in multiple producing areas.
At present, the company provides a series of value-added services such as production technology, international transportation, insurance, domestic warehousing logistics, brand marketing, information consultation and so on.
So our next milestones will be driven by producing high-end quality wines. Reis Creek Wines will continue making series of high quality wines which can combine the taste for both Australian market and the Asian market.