Landhause Estate
 

History & Philosophy

History

John, Barbara & Kane Jaunutis love of the Barossa with its wines, people & lifestyle developed over 30 years of visiting the region. In 2002 they set out to live the dream & passion and bought the Landhaus property with its Vineyard and Cottage built in 1842 by the first Barossa Settlers.

It was a tough start as the vineyard was badly distressed and in need of a lot of T.L.C. So the decision was made to cut and drop the grapes from the 03 vintage, so the vines could shut down with happy memories.

After a further 12 months work on the vineyards, the vines starting to respond and good bunches formed.

Finally in 04 Landhaus with son Kane, as winemaker, produced the first vintage of Basket Pressed Shiraz, 270 Dozen, which sold out in 8 weeks when it was released.
The dream was realized and the vision to produce super premium wines was born.

Landhaus now produces 18 wines totalling 15,000 cases of premium & super premium wines per year from both the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills. The vision was for Landhaus to be distinctly Boutique & Contemporary Australian, reflecting a commitment to uncompromising quality and innovation.

Landhaus has received 4 successive 5 Star Winery ratings from James Halliday which has led to the winery achieving the highly acclaimed 5 Red Stars. It has received many outstanding reviews from a lot of the top wine writers in Australia.

Philosophy

Kane Jaunutis, set the Landhaus winemaking Philosophy

Our family represents the heart of all our activities. From all the generations of people in the Barossa who  devoted their lives to wine  have instilled in our souls a deep respect for the identity of our territory and a firm characterization of our products.

What we want to offer is simply the best interpretation of Barossa Valley & Adelaide Hills terroir through our deep rooted beliefs, by trying to mediate and to mix tradition with innovation, according to the Latin saying "in medio stat virtus".

Our wines never look for unconditional approval and our personality is not prone to easy compromise. We want to make wines that are stylish, seductive and sophisticated.

People

John Jaunutis - Managing Director

John came to the wine industry from a finance background. John developed his passion for wine having spent years attending wine tastings and collecting & drinking the wines of the world.

From day one, John's role has been multifaceted. He is involved in the marketing and the creative side of the business, injecting many fresh ideas and is constantly nutting out new ways to keep the brand fresh.

Barbara Jaunutis - Administration Manager

Barbara joins the Wine Industry from a fairly diverse & successful career in Sales, Marketing & Finance. She now uses those Management skills in running the Landhaus Administration & Finances

Kane Jaunutis - Winemaker

Kane has a reputation as a innovative and progressive young winemaker who's attention to detail have ensured the creation of the best interpretation of Barossa Valley & Adelaide Hills regional wines, using the finest fruit, intuitive winemaking and aged in super fine oak. Kane has managed one of Australia's Best Wine Retail stores in East End Cellars and has worked vintages with Trevor Jones and Mitolo. Since Kane has started making the Landhaus Wines, Landhaus has gone on to achieve outstanding reviews including the highly acclaimed 5 Red Star winery rating as well as being one of the top 10 Best New Wineries in Australia, from James Halliday in his Wine Companion.