We are Derek and Kirsten, a husband and wife team, who started up Paisley in 2016, after many years of Derek making wine and Kirsten working in hospitality, events and wine sales. In 2018 we were lucky to find a gorgeous vineyard and home on the outskirts of the Angaston township. We own 12 acres of high quality Shiraz vines which were planted in the 1980s and 90s. In 2019 we added to the vineyard by planting an acre of Fiano and two and a half acres of Mataro which will yield fruit in a couple of years.
We started with the three red grape varieties Derek believes the Barossa does best – Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. Our range has now been extended to include an Adelaide Hills Fiano. The wines are all about elegance and finesse, with bright fruit and textural influences. The aim is to let the attributes of the vineyard and the fruit shine by using minimal intervention in the winery.
Our company is named after the town of Paisley, just outside Glasgow Scotland which is where Kirsten’s great, great, great, great grandfather hailed from before settling in Adelaide in 1839.