About Us

"Modern Barossa Valley Reds, pure Eden Valley Whites."

St John’s Road is a celebration of what the Barossa does best. Eden Valley’s high-altitude elegance and structure is personified in the pristine 'Peace of Eden' Riesling.

The warmer Valley floor is perfectly represented by the Blood & Courage Shiraz and its siblings, 'Motley Bunch' (GMS) and the acclaimed 'The Resilient' Grenache.

These wines are modern Barossa. An abundance of flavour with elegance, style and longevity.

History History


St John’s Road was born of a chance encounter between founders Martin & Vivienne Rawlinson and a Saint-Émilion vigneron looking to purchase vineyards in Barossa.

Managing a chambre d’hotes (Bed & Breakfast) in Bordeaux at the time, they were attracted by the romance of making their own wine in Australia and purchased a small vineyard in the Eden Valley in 2001, later acquiring a property in Greenock.

Guided by the best and brightest of the Barossa winemaking fraternity they set about creating a stable of expressive and elegant wines.

Following the passing of Martin Rawlinson in 2005, St John’s Road continued the founders legacy under the custodianship of a new group of passionate growers and makers.

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Luke Broadbent - Winemaking

St John’s Road has been the creative vehicle for successive generations of Barossa winemakers leading the charge on a modern approach to the stalwart varieties of the region. 

Continuing the tradition of young and progressive talent in the St John’s Road drivers’ seat, Luke Broadbent is guiding St John’s Road on the current leg of the journey.

His approach is to focus on freshness and primary fruit flavours via the retention of natural acidity. Modern and fresh wine styles that embody the mantra of ‘flavour with elegance’.

Luke is supported and mentored by winemaking director Andrew ‘Ox’ Hardy, and Keeda Zilm with whom he worked at O’Leary Walker in the Clare Valley.

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