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Ochota Barrels

The Cult of Taras 

Ochota Barrels

Ochota Barrels is the brainchild of maverick winemaker Taras Ochota and his wife Amber who settled in the Basket Ranges in the Adelaide Hills after much meandering around the world. Taras did indeed graduate with an oenology degree from Adelaide University and in the early days produced large volume wine both here in Australia and internationally.

Yes, he may be a classicist by training, but the creative itch got the better of him, and today he focuses on crafting unique small-batch holistic wines using quality fruit sourced from exceptional vineyards in Adelaide Hills, Mclaren Vale and the Barossa Valley. 

Ochota Barrels now has an international following having taken on cult status amidst adventurous oenophiles looking for exciting wines that push the boundaries of what is considered 'convention'. The vineyards are generally picked early with Taras chasing energy, intensity and purity in the wines over sheer power, weight and concentration.

These are idiosyncratic and delicious examples of what can be achieved in Australia through creative yet attentive winemaking. They are quietly complex, highly sought after and hence extremely limited.

Ochota Barrels

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Ochota Barrels A Forest Pinot Noir - Adelaide Hills
Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ochota Barrels
Region: South Australia

Their winemaking approach is minimalist. Hand harvested fruit is partially whole bunch basket pressed, fermented with native yeast, and bottled unf...

$39.60as part of any six
$44.00single bottle
$475.20per case of 12

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Ochota Barrels a Sense of Compression Grenache - Adelaide Hills
Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ochota Barrels
Region: South Australia

As far as wine projects go, this is at the pointy end of exciting.

Winemaker and rock star extraordinaire MJ Keenan (Tool, Pucifer)...

$63.00as part of any six
$70.00single bottle

Ochota Barrels Botanicals of the Basket Range - Adelaide Hills
Vintage: 2019 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ochota Barrels
Region: South Australia

From the label….

so….throughout this entire vintage a continuous ferment was kept alive in egg69  by adding a bucket o...

$37.80as part of any six
$42.00single bottle

Ochota Barrels Fugazi Grenache - McLaren Vale
Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ochota Barrels
Region: South Australia

A fragrant thread of garrigue, ground Asiatic spices and charcuterie is underpinned with violets and elderberry. The taut natural tension of compac...

$37.80as part of any six
$42.00single bottle
$453.60per case of 12

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Ochota Barrels Heckler Pinot Meunier - Adelaide Hills
Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ochota Barrels
Region: South Australia

Only two barrels made.The first ever Pinot Meunier made by the hands of Taras Ochota.

$65.00as part of any six
$72.00single bottle

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 7 bottles.


Ochota Barrels Home Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - Adelaide Hills
Vintage: 2016 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ochota Barrels
Region: South Australia

The wine is sexy, delicate and feisty. It’s going to challenge some people for sure. The herbal, alpine herb greenery notable among the sluic...

$81.00as part of any six
$90.00single bottle

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Ochota Barrels Impeccable Disorder Pinot Noir - Adelaide Hills
$64.80as part of any six
$72.00single bottle

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 10 bottles.


Ochota Barrels Texture Like Sun Field Red Sector Six - Adelaide Hills
Vintage: 2019 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ochota Barrels
Region: South Australia

This is seriously lovely. In true Ochota style it pulsates with energy and deliciousness, without any interruption from new oak or excessive ripene...

$33.30as part of any six
$37.00single bottle
$432.90per case of 12

Ochota Barrels The Green Room Grenache Syrah - McLaren Vale
Vintage: 2019 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ochota Barrels
Region: South Australia

Grenache 92% Syrah 8% Single Vineyard planted 1946

$33.30as part of any six
$37.00single bottle
$399.60per case of 12

Ochota Barrels The Mark of Cain Pinot Meunier - Adelaide Hills
Vintage: 2019 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ochota Barrels
Region: South Australia

This chimeric mutation of pinot noir is simply about pink florals in spring. There are elements of freshly baked vosges mountain cherry cake with a...

$37.80as part of any six
$42.00single bottle
$453.60per case of 12

Ochota Barrels The Slint Chardonnay - Adelaide Hills
Vintage: 2018 | Type: Whites | Producer: Ochota Barrels
Region: South Australia

Their winemaking approach is minimalist. Hand harvested fruit is partially whole bunch basket pressed, fermented with native yeast, and bottled unf...

$37.80as part of any six
$42.00single bottle
$453.60per case of 12

Ochota Barrels Weird Berries in the Woods Gewurztraminer - Adelaide Hills
Vintage: 2019 | Type: Whites | Producer: Ochota Barrels
Region: South Australia

Lychee, tangello blossom, lavender, miya lemon and manuka honey can be detected far from the glass.

A rose petal infused lemongrass entry...

$33.30as part of any six
$37.00single bottle
$399.60per case of 12

Product Vintage Price Min order
Ochota Barrels A Forest Pinot Noir - Adelaide Hills 2017
$39.60 as part of any six
$44.00 single bottle
$475.20 per case of 12
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Ochota Barrels a Sense of Compression Grenache - Adelaide Hills 2018
$63.00 as part of any six
$70.00 single bottle
1

Ochota Barrels Botanicals of the Basket Range - Adelaide Hills 2019
$37.80 as part of any six
$42.00 single bottle
1

Ochota Barrels Fugazi Grenache - McLaren Vale 2018
$37.80 as part of any six
$42.00 single bottle
$453.60 per case of 12
1

Out of Stock Out of Stock


Ochota Barrels Heckler Pinot Meunier - Adelaide Hills 2017
$65.00 as part of any six
$72.00 single bottle
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 7 bottles.


Ochota Barrels Home Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - Adelaide Hills 2016
$81.00 as part of any six
$90.00 single bottle
1

Out of Stock Out of Stock


Ochota Barrels Impeccable Disorder Pinot Noir - Adelaide Hills 2017
$64.80 as part of any six
$72.00 single bottle
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 10 bottles.


Ochota Barrels Texture Like Sun Field Red Sector Six - Adelaide Hills 2019
$33.30 as part of any six
$37.00 single bottle
$432.90 per case of 12
1

Ochota Barrels The Green Room Grenache Syrah - McLaren Vale 2019
$33.30 as part of any six
$37.00 single bottle
$399.60 per case of 12
1

Ochota Barrels The Mark of Cain Pinot Meunier - Adelaide Hills 2019
$37.80 as part of any six
$42.00 single bottle
$453.60 per case of 12
1

Ochota Barrels The Slint Chardonnay - Adelaide Hills 2018
$37.80 as part of any six
$42.00 single bottle
$453.60 per case of 12
1

Ochota Barrels Weird Berries in the Woods Gewurztraminer - Adelaide Hills 2019
$33.30 as part of any six
$37.00 single bottle
$399.60 per case of 12
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