About The First Drop Winery
“Where two decades of winemaking passion and creativity come to life.”
Born in 2004 with a thirst for creating wines meant to be enjoyed, not just admired. First Drop Wines is known for crafting deliciously exciting wines that not only stand the test of time but continue to push the boundaries of innovation.
The First Drop heritage traces back through generations of agriculturalists, winemakers and wine lovers. With a strong connection to land and a dedication to hard work, John Retsas and the First Drop family lead with quality, sustainability and purity at the forefront. We source only the finest fruit from the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley and the Barossa Valley to achieve diversity, complexity and flavour.
Our ‘Home of the Brave’ Winery is nestled atop our organic vineyard in the heart of the Barossa Valley. Here, at the hands of our master craftsmen, we remain dedicated to producing wines that are vibrant, modern expressions of their varieties, their sites and the season.
Join us in raising a glass to 20 years of blending tradition with a splash of the unconventional.