Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is about an hour and a half drive to the North of Adelaide, in South Australia and is the oldest wine region in the country, founded by German settlers. The region can be credited with putting Australian wine on the world wine map, thanks to Shiraz, which thrives in the warm climate (though Hunter Valley Semillon also contributed.) For many years traditionalist winemakers thought the grape variety was best suited to the cooler climates of the Rhone Valley and that the variety would cook and in the warmth of the Australian sun.
Although South Australian Shiraz is a bigger, beefier wine than its southern French counterpart Syrah - no one can deny the region's propensity to produce world-class wines.
Shiraz is not the only variety cultivated in Barossa Valley, other red varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre (Mataro) and to a lesser extent, Cabernet Sauvignon are also propagated here. The white varieties that thrive best seem to be Semillon and Chardonnay, which are generally oaked and undergo malolactic fermentation.

This style of big, full bodied Shiraz with rich, chocolate and spice notes became synonymous with not only the Barossa Valley but with Australian wine in general. In the words of Master of Wine Jancis Robinson, the Barossa Valley became "Australia's quintessential wine region".

The Valley has many subregions which all have unique terroirs. Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Greenock are to name but a few. With a huge number of wineries in such a small area and a host of accommodation, the region is very popular for wine-tourism.
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  1. THORN CLARKE SHOTFIRE 'QUARTAGE' 2015
    A blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 23% Petit Verdot and 17% Merlot. Lifted blackcurrant and violet aromas on the nose with notes of dark chocolate, spice and eucalypt. The palate starts with plush black berries and anise, the savoury palate has ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    James Halliday
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  2. KALLESKE GREENOCK SHIRAZ 2015
    Greenock is a complex Barossa Shiraz that has a long cellaring future. It is aromatically very lifted and expressly attractive with ripe fruits, sweet & savoury spice, Christmas cake, blueberry, dark chocolate, rose perfume and a hint of toast. The dense ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  3. POWELL & SON GRENACHE SHIRAZ MATARO 2015
    A blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz and 20% Mataro. This has perfumed aromas of berry fruits with subtle hints of oak giving the nose nice complexity. A medium-full bodied palate with great depth and structure. Shows flavours of cherry and plum and ... Learn More
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
  4. TORBRECK 'RUN RIG' SHIRAZ 2015
    The RunRig is truly an icon wine of the Barossa. The last 13 releases of this wine have averaged a Parker score of 98.5/100. Shiraz from old dry grown Barossa vineyards is blended with Viognier, complementing the strengths and complexities of these ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  5. PENFOLDS GRANGE 2015
    The original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy, Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia, and Australia's most collectable wine. Crafted utilising fully-ripe, ... Learn More
    PENFOLDS GRANGE 2015
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    Joe Czerwinski
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