In 1992 Nuriootpa High School became the first school in Australia to legally operate a commercial winery. The school has won the trophy for the best school made wine in Australia 5 times. One Hogshead of Shiraz was made in our first year. Students have been involved in growing the grapes, picking the grapes, crushing the grapes, making the wine, bottling the wine, designing the wine labels,
publicity and marketing of the wine.

In 1998 we produced our first Ruby Port using school grown grapes, a tradition that has continued each year since. That year also saw the first premium Barossa Class Shiraz produced from grapes grown in Ebenezer. This is our flagship wine which has won numerous prestigious wine awards including silver medals in the Barossa Wine Show and a rating of 94/100 by international wine critic Robert Parker Jr.

Our 2003 Barossa Scholar Shiraz received a 93/100 in the Wine Spectator ratings as well as a Bronze medal at the Barossa Wine Show. Each year we produce four wines: Barossa Class Shiraz, Barossa Class Port, Barossa Scholar Shiraz and Barossa Scholar Chardonnay.

The wine program has featured on T.V. in Australia, the USA and Japan, our wines are exported internationally.


Barossa Class Wines are part
of the educational program at
Nuriootpa High School
Penrice Road Nuriootpa SA 5355
Phone: 08 8562 2022 Fax: 08 8562 1029