About the wine maker
The boutique JJ Hahn wines are made from old heritage vineyards planted by the Hahn family over several generations. The Hahn family arrived in Barossa from Germany in 1845 and have lived and worked on their original land since 1846. They are the oldest homesteading family in the Barossa Valley, having continuously occupied the original homestead since it was completed in 1848. The quality of the grapes from their land is exceptional as the early settlers staked out the best quality land and farms. The old house is currently occupied by sixth generation descendant James Hahn, with his wife Jackie and their children.
JJ Hahn is a unique partnership between the pioneering Hahn family and internationally renowned winemakers Rolf and Christa Binder who make the wines with the utmost respect and recognition of the history of the vines, the family and the Barossa Valley.
The Hahns crop their grapes at exceptionally low levels and work hand-in-glove with Rolf and Christa who normally ask for two pickings about five days apart as they believe that this gives a greater range of complexity in the final wines. The wines are made at the famous Veritas Winery that was founded by Rolf’s Austro-Hungarian parents in the 1950s.
Rolf and Christa use a hands-on approach with soft handling and exceptional attention to detail. The resulting wines are extremely complex, very expressive and also food friendly; they do not have the heaviness or high alcohol associated with many Barossa wines.