While the first Jacob’s Creek wine was not released until 1976 (a 1973 Claret), its first vines were planted almost 130 years prior to that right alongside Jacob’s Creek itself. That was when Johann Gramp, a young Bavarian immigrant, planted vines in hopes of growing grapes and making wine reminiscent of the wine he enjoyed from his home land. In doing so, Johann created the original Jacob’s Creek vineyards in the heart of the Barossa Valley. He is also the inspiration for Jacob’s Creek Winery’s super premium Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon blend simply named Johann. The super premium and reserve wines of Jacob's Creek consistently receive the highest accolades according to our Jacob’s Creek ratings. However it is Jacob’s Creek entry level Classic line of value red and white wines that is the most recognizable world wide, specifically their Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon offerings. To learn more about one of the largest wineries in all of Australia be sure to look through our Jacob’s Creek reviews.