The J&J Story
The J&J story started from a humble beginning back in the late 1990s when Jeff & Joan Mason planted the now Rivers Lane organic single vineyard on their 5.5ha property. The decision was made to transform the rich fertile acreage from what was previously an ostrich breeding farm to a quality Shiraz vineyard. In 1998 the vineyard was planted in Shiraz variety and the first vintage was in the year 2000. The name 'J&J' simply comes from the initials of Jeff & Joan. There are many fond memories of the family getting together to bottle a couple of barrels of our early Shiraz vintages and discussing various opinions with label designs. Soon we produced more juice than we could bottle ourselves and so started J&J production.
In 2010 the vineyard commenced the organic certification process and became fully accredited and ACO certified by 2012. At the Rivers Lane vineyard the superb growing conditions that have made McLaren Vale internationally renowned is equalled by J&J’s dedication to organic viticulture, sustainability and a family tradition of excellence. It is a passion that is reflected in the handcrafted small release wines of intense flavour and deep colour.
Tastings of a selection of current vintages are offered daily. With reduced capacity due to current restrictions, we charge a minimum $5 tasting fee per person refundable on any purchases on the day. We are currently unable to cater for groups of more than 8 people who are looking for a personalised wine tasting experience (bookings are essential). Please click here to book online or call our cellar door on (08) 8323 9888.
We offer a range of local produce platters and smaller plates to complement our wines. Stay a little longer, enjoy the comforts of the deck overlooking the vineyard or bring a picnic rug and breathe in the fresh air while indulging on the very best the Vale has to offer.
The McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association acknowledges the Kaurna people as the Traditional Owners of the Country where the McLaren Vale Region is situated today, and pays its respect to Elders past and present.