Each vintage, small parcels of unusually intense, high quality fruit are produced from some sub-sections of our Estate vineyard. These special components are vinified separately with great care, before becoming integral parts of the final blend of Parker Estate's First Growth - our flagship wine. From only the best vintages, certain parcels with exceptional character are presented separately as a limited release, to intrigue and delight under this simple label.
S.B.W. #4 - Hungry Lou - is made up of 65% Barossa Valley Shiraz, 25% Coonawarra Shiraz and 10% Barossa Valley Tokay. The moniker 'Hungry Lou' is part nod to the Tokaj wine region of Hungary where the grape-variety 'Tokay' originates from, and part reference to King Louis XV who was known to have a penchant for both Tokaji and Syrah wine, recorded as often using these wines as gifts amongst Royals.
S.B.W. #3 - Napoleon - is made up of 75% Coonawarra Cabernet and 25% Barossa Montepulciano. Named after Napoleon Bonaparte - whose Italian heritage and French birthright saw him become both emperor of France AND King of Italy; similarly the grape varieties in our S.B.W.#3 hail from both France (Cabernet Sauvignon) and Italy (Montepulciano).