Brothers in Arms is very much a family concern.
As the owners, Guy & Liz Adams are involved in all aspects of the business on a daily basis. It’s not surprising really as they live on the vineyard only 2 minutes down the road to the winery. The homestead is the hub of everything as well as being the domain of their 2 young children, Myles & Emily. They are the 6th Generation to live at Metala and are the inspiration for many things, including the No.6 label. That said, it is also the employees of both the Metala Vineyards and the Brothers in Arms Winery who are integral to the success of the businesses and their loyalty and hard work is valued immensely. The family has been growing grapes since 1891 and wine was made originally in cellars on the estate up until 1952 when production was moved to Stonyfell. Back in the 1980’s Guy began mucking around with small parcels of fruit with his father Stu, just as a hobby of course. Doing this only confirmed what they already knew; that they could make really high quality wines themselves. So, with the support of his mother Helen, Brothers in Arms turned into a really expensive hobby in 1998 when 500 cases of shiraz from the vineyards were produced around at Lake Breeze under the watchful eye of Greg Follett, one of the regions most highly regarded winemakers. From there, as they say, it’s history. A state of the art winery was built just in time for production of the 2002 vintage as the business was becoming too big to use outside wineries, Having control of the wines from the soil to the bottle gives us great satisfaction. We understand how each parcel of fruit came to be and where certain distinct characteristics may be found. This is invaluable when it comes to blending the wines, building each layer of texture and flavour to create styles which we believe best showcase our estate and the Langhorne Creek region.