Winemaker of the Year Finalist- Gourmet Wine Traveller

“Taras Ochota, through his creativity, resourcefulness and imagination, has loaded his barrels and fired a massive shot across the bows of the Australian wine industry.” By Andrew Caillard MW

“Ochota Barrels wines are of high quality and brash personality but perhaps the greatest measure of Ochota’s success is how he has broached the conversation about natural wine and given a new currency to Australia’s wine image.” By Mike Bennie


Listed in the Top 100 Wineries in the world – Wine and Spirits Magazine USA

The Fugazi Vineyard was also the highest scoring grenache in the world for 2016

“Taras Ochota searches out exceptional old- vine sites in South Australia, turning out some of the freshest and most exciting Aussie grenache and syrah we tasted this year.”


Young Gun of Wine Winner 


Best New Australian Winery – Sydney Morning Herald/ Melbourne Age Good Wine Guide

“Taras Ochota has shown an amazing ability to learn and observe, then create and interpret opportunities to buy quality parcels of grapes, and to conceive and craft great wine with a unique flair and innate intuitive gift. It is a rare talent and the wines he makes are as inspiring as they are impressive.” By Nick Stock.

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