J&J Wines is a family owned and operated single vineyard winery. J & J's Rivers Lane vineyard is situated in the heart of McLaren Vale, adjacent to the sites of the earliest vineyards established in the late 1830's. The thin limestone rich soils found here match the good winter rainfalls and the long warm days and short cool nights of a gentle dry maritime summer.
Troy McKinna is the vigneron and he grew up on the Rivers Lane property and calls himself a “McLaren Vale local”. Since childhood Troy has seen the Rivers Lane vineyard change from bare earth to the single Shiraz varietal organic vineyard it is today. In a way Troy has had a hand in everything to do with the vineyard since inception and these days he is responsible for all vineyard operations and most importantly the management of the vines to produce the very best grapes.
Scott Rawlinson is the winemaker, and his ethos is one of genuine honesty and it starts with passion for the product and respect for the process. He feels the product needs to manifest the producers' beliefs for an authentic growers product. With J&J their direction is organic and natural, a true farmers market wine label that reflects the terroir.
The Shiraz wine that is created by this terroir is of intense flavour and deep colour with elegance, structure, power and complexity.