Established in 1999, Small Gully was founded by vignerons, Robert Bader and Darren Zimmermann and winemaker Stephen Black. In 2002 a winery was built at Darren's Marananga property, situated in a 'small gully' on Roennfeldt Road, Greenock in the Barossa Valley.
The people of Small Gully bring passion, experience and history to their winery. Robert started in the wine industry in 1981 whist the Zimmermann family has been growing grapes in the Barossa Valley since early last century. Darren and Robert have established superb low yielding Shiraz vineyards, producing super-premium fruit. Small parcels of Grenache, Mourvdre and Cabernet Sauvignon are also carefully selected from other local vineyards for the Small Gully wine range.
Stephen Black began in the wine industry in 1992 after a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry. Stephen worked for well known winery Barossa Valley Estates and in 1993 embarked on the post graduate winemaking course at Roseworthy College and then in 1999 began the creation of the Small Gully brand.
Small Gully produces wines of a distinctive bold and intense style with great expression of fruit character and winemaking technique. The Small Gully wines reflect the attention to detail in the vineyard and the meticulous fruit selection.