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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 wine makers thought the grape variety was best suited to the cooler climates of the Rhône 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 regions propensity to produce world class wines.

Not only Shiraz is cultivated in Barossa Valley, with other red varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre (Mataro) and to a lesser extent Sauvignon. The white varieties that thrive best seem to be Semillon, Chardonnay and Rhone varietals like Viognier, Marsanne and Roussane.

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. In the words of Master of Wine Jancis Robinson, the Barossa Valley became "Australia's quintessential wine region."
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  1. Thistledown Silken Beastie Shiraz 2015
    Thistledown Wine Co continues the tradition of Scottish ingenuity and great Australian wine. From the base in the idyllic Adelaide Hills, they work with pristine fruit sourced from iconic vineyard sites. Deep red/purple colour. Oak is the most evident ... Learn More
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  2. St Hallett Single Vineyard Mattschoss Barossa Shiraz 2018
    Located in the heart of Australia’s iconic Barossa wine region, St Hallett has been producing fine wines since it was established in 1944. The Barossa zone is multi-dimensional when it comes to sub-regions and single-vineyard parcels of shiraz, including St ... Learn More
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