I love making wine. The first release of Willem Kurt Wines in 2014 simply marked the beginning of the next thirty years of my career, rather than a culmination of the previous 17. I am driven to make individual and unique hand crafted wines that I feel are complex, balanced and approachable.

I source fruit from excellent vineyards in Beechworth and the Alpine Valleys. I believe, that the best wine is made with the least possible interference, enabling the wine to express its varietal qualities, and the nuances of the season in which it was harvested. Having recently purchased a parcel of land on the edge of Beechworth, planting is underway and the journey continues.

The name Willem Kurt is derived from the middle names of my two children. Willem has been used for generations in my wife’s family and is reflective of her Dutch heritage. Similarly, Kurt is reflective of my German heritage

                    -Daniel Balzer

Daniel Balzer

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