Laughing Jack

South Australia | Barossa Valley

Our Review

Laughing Jack is owned by Shawn and Briony Kalleske, with brothers Nathan and Damon Kalleske. The 3 estate vineyards in Marananga, Greenock and Moppa are primarily planted to shiraz, with lesser amounts of semillon and grenache. Vine age varies considerably, with old, dry-grown shiraz the jewel in the crown. As any Australian knows, the kookaburra is also called the laughing jack, and there is a resident flock of kookaburras in the stands of blue and red gums surrounding the vineyards. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Semillon

Cellar Door


A small Cellar Door opened in July 2021 and now welcomes visitors every Friday and Saturday. Catering for small groups only (1-6 people) which ensures a personalised wine focussed experience hosted by a passionate family member. The Cellar Door sits alongside the winery and barrel hall overlooking 12 acres of vineyard and boasts stunning views of the Barossa Ranges.


By appointment

Details are correct at time of writing

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

National Distributors - Bibendum Wine Co Ground Floor 3-5 Harper St Abbotsford VIC 3067 Ph: +613 8415 0070 Fax: +613 8415 0276

International Sales Information

MALAYSIA - Vine Valley Beverages SDN, BHD Edward Lee & Jocelyn Leong No. 7 Jalan Persiaran Flora Utama Taman Flora Utama 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia Ph: +607 435 1868 Fax: +607 433 1869


Winemaker Shawn Kalleske
Viticulturalist Kalleske family
Region Barossa Valley
Address 194 Stonewell Road, Marananga, SA 5355
Established 1999
Dozens 6500
Vineyards (area) 44.2 ha
Opening Hours Fri-Sat 10-4
Telephone (08) 8562 3878