Laughing Jack

South Australia | Barossa Valley

Our Review

The Kalleske family has many branches in the Barossa Valley. Laughing Jack is owned by Shawn, Nathan, Ian and Carol Kalleske, and Linda Schroeter. The lion’s share of the vineyard is planted to shiraz, with lesser amounts of semillon and grenache. Vine age varies considerably, with old dry-grown shiraz the jewel in the crown. A small part of the grape production is taken for the Laughing Jack Shiraz. As any Australian knows, the kookaburra is also called the laughing jackass, and there is a resident flock of kookaburras in the stands of blue and red gums surrounding the vineyards. Exports to Malaysia and Hong Kong. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Estate founded in 1855 and winery established in 1999. Family owned and operated by winemaker Shawn Kalleske and his family, who produce small volume, mostly single vineyard wines using traditional winemaking methods: open top fermentation, basket press, low yielding vines, minimal intervention, sustainable viticulture practices, re-vegetation programs. Wines are unfined and unfiltered. Vegan friendly and minimal sulphites used. All fruit is sourced from family vineyards. Cellar Door opening in 2020.


Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Semillon

Cellar Door


Cellar Door will be opening in 2020. Currently tastings are offered among the barrels in our barrel hall at the winery.


By appointment

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

SA & NT Options Wine Merchants 15 Richard Street HinNational - Bibendum Wine Co Ground Floor 3-5 Harper St Abbotsford VIC 3067 Ph: +613 8415 0070 Fax: +613 8415 0276 * North QLD Liquid Specialty Beverages 13 Dutton Street Cairns QLD 4870 Ph: 1300 668 736 Fax: 1300 734 228

International Sales Information

MALAYSIA Vine Valley Beverages SDN, BHD Edward Lee & Jocelyn Leong No. 7 Jalan Persiaran Flora Utama Taman Flora Utama 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia Ph: +607 435 1868 Fax: +607 433 1869


Winemaker Shawn Kalleske
Established 1999
Dozens 5000
Vineyards (area) 38.88 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Fri-Sat 10-4
Address 194 Stonewell Road, Marananga, SA 5355
Telephone (08) 8562 3878