Jim Barry Wines produces Australia’s first Assyrtiko
Jim Barry Wines has made history, producing Australia’s first Assyrtiko. After a 10 year journey, the Barry family officially launched the notable Greek wine variety today, Tuesday 8 November, with a limited commercial release in Australia. It’s a wine that is already capturing attention, having last week won the ‘chief judge’s wine to watch’ award at the 2016 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show. Peter Barry, the managing director at Jim Barry Wines, first tasted Assyrtiko in 2006 while on holiday with his wife Sue on Santorini. Ten years on, after a lengthy process of importation and quarantine, the 2016 Jim Barry Assyrtiko can now be shared with Australian consumers.