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McLaren Vale, South Australia

Battle of Bosworth makes single vineyard, organically grown wines from family vineyards located in McLaren Vale, South Australia.  Battle of Bosworth was established in 2001 by Joch Bosworth and Louise Hemsley-Smith.  The wines take their name from the original Battle of Bosworth, fought on Bosworth Field, Leicestershire, England in 1485. Battle of Bosworth make wines with flavour, texture, purity and balance, that best express the unique characteristics of their McLaren Vale foothills site.

Organic Farming
Organic farming is based on minimising the use of external inputs, and as such certified organic grapes are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, or GMOs.  The system of organic viticulture at Battle of Bosworth works with nature rather than against it, and by keeping harmful chemicals out of the land, water and air, creates a healthy environment rich in flora, fauna and nutrients; the perfect environment for growing the very best quality wine grapes.

A lot of what is done in the vineyard is simply old-fashioned grape growing; essentially, the vineyards are run as they would have been 50 years ago before synthetic pesticides and fertilizers became available.  Battle of Bosworth have also developed a method of sustainable weed management whereby Soursobs (oxalis pes caprae) are encouraged to grow under-vine to out-compete other weeds, as well as using modified vineyard machinery to increase efficiency and minimise environmental impact.  Considerable time and effort has been spent in extensive re-vegetation projects on the vineyard by removing feral species and replanting natives, helping both to improve biodiversity and the natural aesthetics of the vineyards and creeks.”


Battle of Bosworth 'Puritan' Shiraz 2017 - No added Sulphite

  • 4 Stars - Huon Hooke, 2017
  • 3.5 Stars - Tony Love
  • Wine of the Week - Winson Dobbin, Sep 2017

Battle of Bosworth Shiraz 2016 (New Release)

Battle of Bosworth Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

  • 3.5 Stars - Huon Hooke, 2017

Battle of Bosworth 'White Boar' Shiraz 2013

  • 4 Stars - Huon Hooke, 2017


Battle of Bosworth Chardonnay 2017 (New Release)