John and Barbara Jaunutis love of the Barossa Valley 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 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.