Mike Press

"What started out as an idyllic retirement plan for Mike and Judy Press, has turned into a thriving business offering amazingly affordable wines to the world.

After working in the South Australian wine industry for over 40 years – from Penfolds under Max Schubert, to Seppelt, and finally to Mildara Blass as chief winemaker – Mike and Judy purchased their property in Kenton Valley, near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills, in 1998. Planting 30 acres that year and a further 30 the following year, the plan was to sell their fruit to his industry contacts. Unfortunately, their timing wasn’t great as by the time the vines were producing, Australia was struggling with one of its biggest ‘grape-gluts’.

After a couple tough years, they soon realised that their best option was to turn their fruit into wine, so in 2003 Mike dusted off his winemaking boots and produced cleanskins for sale to the local market. Mike and Judy walked the streets of suburbs all over Adelaide and through the hills dropping flyers in peoples letter boxes and the cleanskins quickly gained a cult following, continually selling out.

Mike and Judy are still actively involved in the business, they live onsite at their Kenton Valley vineyard, son James is managing the vineyard and Mike is making all the wine. They remain a dedicated family company with an unchanged aim to produce quality wine at an affordable price, so it can be enjoyed by everyone, any time." - Mike Press

  • Mike Press Shiraz 2018

    Mike Press Shiraz 2018

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    EVERYONE'S FAVOURITE BARGAIN SHIRAZ! UNBELIEVABLE GOOD FOR PRICE

       "From a Lobethal, Adelaide Hills vineyard planted in 1998 with 100-year-old cuttings from a Springton vineyard, our Shiraz has developed a loyal following of customers and along the way has collected trophies and medals. The...

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  • Mike Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    Mike Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    "This is a commanding cabernet even by Mike Press standards, a wine that consummately juxtaposes power and presence with precision and definition. Violet aromas and crunchy blackcurrants, capsicum and tobacco leaf flavours are exactingly varietal in...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Mike Press Shiraz 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Mike Press Shiraz 2017

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    "The wonderful "not too hot, not too cool" 2017 vintage delivers us another winner from Mike Press.   Cool climate in profile, with a light to medium body, this is one of the great bargain wines on the wine landscape. Ripe flavours abound with oodles...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Mike Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Mike Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    Tyson Stelzer 94 Points! "From vines now 18 years of age in an idyllic season, matured for 16 months in French oak hogsheads, this is a wine that sings its varietal credentials in signature blackcurrant, cedar, green bean, leaf and dark chocolate. It’s...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Mike Press Shiraz 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Mike Press Shiraz 2016

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    Tyson Stelzer 94 Points! "With his vines now 20 years of age, Mike Press has elevated his shiraz this vintage to a style more about fruit ripeness and less about oak, though – crucially – without downplaying the cool climate credentials of his...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Mike Press Shiraz 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Mike Press Shiraz 2015

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    Tyson Stelzer 92 Points! "2015 was a great season for the Adelaide Hills, and this wine captures the black fruit depth of now 19-year-old shiraz vines, within the elegant mould and refreshing acid balance of this high vineyard, a rousing celebration of...

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