Bruno & George
The Bruno & George Story
Although the label suggests only two, three best mates stand behind Bruno and George. Bruce, Christian and Josh.
Growing up in the Barossa, grapes and wine were a part of everyday life. Running amok amongst some of the world’s oldest vines and ‘appropriating’ some truly world class wines from our parents’ cellars. Drinking those same wines around a camp fire while feasting on fresh caught yabbies.
Together we have amassed over 65 vintages across most continents and many countries, bottling up our knowledge and bringing it back to the place we love, our home, the Barossa.
There was a long-standing hand-shake agreement since 1998 that we’d regroup one day to make the best wine we could.
We created Bruno and George with three simple yet unwavering rules:
- Don’t compromise on quality
- Create a true value-to-customer club second to none
- Never lose sight of the big picture, to have fun!
Our first vintage as Bruno and George was in 2013 with just two barrels of classic old vine Grenache. Each year we learn and grow, inspired by our travels, our family’s history in wine, driving each other to do better and making the most of our beloved Barossa.
The Bruno & George Team
Three mates, a hand shake in 1998, one hundred countries, over 65 vintages across the world and a mutual passion for the Barossa Valley.
In 2005 Bruce started university and completed two degrees in Marketing/Management & International Politics taking 1/4 of this in Spanish at Universidad de Catolica in Santiago, Chile to maintain his love for travel.
From 2009 Bruce found himself again abroad in the UK consulting for several companies as a marketing manager.
Now with a long established and passionate interest in Sales, Marketing, International Business and naturally wine. His focus has been to apply his global wine knowledge with his Barossa upbringing to create & share great wines from the Barossa Valley.
Bruce is the type of guy that you can have great adventures with, as long as you're prepared to come out the other side battered and broken. The perfect person to enter into a business venture with? – Christian Roediger
Whilst joining the partnership slightly after a name was agreed upon, Christian promptly claimed the Ampersand. In doing so he also claimed to be “the conjunction that holds everything together.” We continue to let him believe this - Josh Norman
Collectively, the Roediger’s have worked and lived in South Australia for over 150 years, and form major part of the history of the region. In 2013 the first vines (Shiraz and Mataro) were planted at Riverside in over 100 years. Christian has enjoyed over 15 years in the wine industry, spanning several countries. Now with his two best mates, they are venturing out to make their mark on the wine industry. Producing the finest wine they can muster.
Josh has a very simple philosophy on winemaking. Great wines come from Great vineyards and it is the Winemaker's role to allow the vineyard to evolve into the wine that it should become. Through Bruno & George, Josh is trying to make wines that stay true to their variety or blend and exhibit complexity, elegance and concentration.
It wouldn’t surprise me if Josh was a genius. Both Christian and I believed this until one day he was asked this trivia question “what’s considered a genius level IQ” where Josh suggest around 60. Perhaps he’s just a genius when it comes to hand crafting wines - Bruce Blackwell