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Jauma Wines are Natural Wines. Natural wine is organically grown, with zero additions or subtractions in the process of wine making. Jauma Wine is made from organically grown McLaren Vale fruit; varieties such as Grenache, Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc and Arneis are produced on Jauma Farm in Adelaide Hills. Since moving to the farm, plantings of Chenin, Savignin, Cabernet Franc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Savignon Blanc have been added and will produce wine in the years to come. 

James Erskine is a pioneer of Australian Natural wine with Jauma's first harvest in 2010. His journey has taken him and his wine around the world, with the wines being enjoyed in over 15 international markets. After a career in hospitality, becoming an award winning Australian sommelier and top wine show judge, James, together with his peers Tom Shobbrook and Anton Van Klopper, began asking some bigger questions of wine and its industry. 

Natural wines arose as a reaction to the chemical industrialisation of farming and the normalisation of chemical additions in the making of wine. At the same time, natural wine questions: what is good wine and who defines this cultural paradigm? 

Jauma produces wines from grapes. There are no additions of anything including sulfur, yeasts, acids, tannins, chemicals, preservatives, filtration, polymers, colours, fish/egg/plastic settling agents. With over a decade of dedication to the philosophy and production of Natural Wine, James continues to create pure and living wines, that are uninhibited in their portrayal of fruit, terroir and character. Jauma Wine is famous around the world for it's stability, brightness, integrity, purity, fun and fullness of flavour.

Autumn Releases

2021 Like Raindrops Mclaren Vale Grenache

Growers Jim Zerella, Karen Jahn and Peter Cahill, Ralph Wood
Vineyard Consultants Fiona Wood and Dave Gartelman
Finally we have found a great new grower to work with Jim Zerella (consulted by Dave Gartelman).  This block of Grenache is in the foothills of Willunga in rich, red clay interspersed with loads of broken rock.  Fermented to dry on skins to provide a skinny  base to work upon.  Topped with pressings of our other Grenache vineyards which add flavour, complexity and beguiling aromas.


2021 Alfred Clarendon Dry Grown Grenache

Grower Ralph Wood
Vineyard Consultant Fiona Wood
30 year old bush vines in grey sand on ironstone.
Destemmed, fermented to dry, free run only, aged in barrel for 10 months.
Bottom 2/3s of the Wood vineyard Grenache Block. Dark cassis and cherry, lithe.


2021 Ralph's Dry grown Shiraz, Clarendon

Grower Ralph Wood
Vineyard Consultant Fiona Wood
Grey sand over ironstone.  Ripe, delicious shiraz destemmed and left on skins for weeks to dial back any overt fruit, leaving you with a satiny mouthfeel and persistent flavour.
Free run only in barrel for 10 months.


2021 Wines still available


2021 Peekaboo Pet Nat Grenache, Mclaren Vale 

Pink guava juice with a light fizz. Undisgorged.


2021 1000 fires skin contact arneis and chenin

Bright and linear, chewey mid palate and loads of length.


2021 UJO Franc, shiraz, Mclaren Vale

I usually add some chenin to this blend but this year the wine just looked so slick without.  Very stylish wine, lots of bright, dark fruit.


2021 Tikka Shiraz, Grenche, Mclaren Vale

85% Ralphs dry grown shiraz, 15% Lillies Octagenerian grenache.  Super smooth, dark raspberry aromas and complex tones of undergrowth and spice. Yum.


2021 Why try so hard blush, Mclaren Vale

Direct pressed chenin, skin contact sauvignon blanc from an experimental block Fi Wood was caring for this harvest, direct pressed arneis and around 5% carbonic shiraz.  Pretty and Pink, straight up juice. No questions needed.



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