First Drop Wines

South Australia
Matt Gant, John Retsas
Matt Gant
Vine Street Imports

Basic Info

Matt ‘Gantos’ Gant and John ‘JR’ Retsas are two mates with a lifelong commitment to making kick-arse booze at their winery, ‘Home of the Brave’, in the Barossa. These are wines with flavor, texture and a splash of funk, made with the best fruit from unique patches of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale. Arneis, Nebbiolo, Trincadeira, Montepulciano – it’s an eclectic bunch of varietals and blends, but that’s what we’re all about. This is booze crafted with a flair for creativity, a twist of innovation – and a sensitivity for tradition. That’s right, it’s not all Touriga/Cabernet blends, we’re just as mad about making the best Shiraz in the Barossa Valley. Through years of dedicated truffle-snuffling around the region we’ve picked out the best bits of dirt for this noble variety: these are the gems in our vault. First Drop is about life, flavor, and fun – wines to drink! You might have noticed that we have a pretty artistic approach to our packaging too. Whether it’s the Hogarth-inspired Mother’s Ruin illustration or the funked-up street art on the 2% Shiraz, this is booze that looks as good as it tastes.