The Kaesler family were pioneers who settled in the Barossa Valley in the 1840s. In 1891 they bought a parcel of land and in 1893 planted their first vines. Today, wines are made from these ancient, dry grown vineyards by the third owners of this magnificent property. The incumbent winemaker Reid Bosword bought the Kaesler winery with partners and looked to develop the premium Barossa style wines, as Kaesler is just over 37 hectares (92 acres) of vineyards in the Barossa Valley, the majority of it is old vine material planted in 1893, 1899, 1930 and in the 1960’s, the production is always going to be limited and the care in the winemaking is evident with the Cabernet. At Bistro Elba we are currently pouring this 2016 vintage Cabernet by the glass the ripe fruit has lovely fresh intense, cassis, herb garden notes with quality oak providing a cedar background guided by those grippy Cabernet tannins we all know and love. All in all this wine has great flavour and length and we feel that it complements the cooking that the kitchen is doing in this the coldest part of the year down here on the peninsula.