Grenache, 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 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. Yalumba 'Old Bush Vine' Grenache 2017
    Fruit for this wine was sourced from vines planted between 1898 and 1972. Appealingly pure aromas of red cherry with raspberry and cedar, this wine is attractive and ethereal. Violets and liquorice show through the red fleshed, taut and precise palate. Pushes ... Learn More
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  2. Cirillo The Vincent Grenache 2019
    “The Vincent is a thank you to my father who has passed eight generations of Italian winemaking and grape growing knowledge down to the ninth”. This Grenache is produced from two 100+ year old vineyards from the renowned Barossa Valley. The ... Learn More
  3. Yalumba 'Samuel'S Collection Bush Vine' Grenache 2018
    All batches of Bush Vine Grenache are crushed as separate parcels to either static pumpover fermenters or open top fermenters. The majority of batches are fully destemmed, however for some the stems are left on to contribute another flavour dimension. ... Learn More
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  4. Spinifex Garcon (Grenache) 2020
    Celebrating the great heritage of Barossa Valley Grenache, Pete Schell has sourced from three dry-grown, old-vine parcels for this wine: one in the extreme west at Moppa (55 years old); one in northern Barossa at Ebenezer (90 years old); and one in ... Learn More
  5. Spinifex Dominion Grenache 2019
    Peter Schell's first ever 'estate' red, and it's a stunner. Modern Barossa Grenache at its very best. Pete and Magali purchased the extraordinary Dominion vineyard towards the end of 2018. This ancient plot sits on the northern cusp of Vine Vale, ... Learn More
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  6. Yalumba 'Block 2' Grenache Rose 2019
    Rose gold in colour. Peach skin, bloody orange and strawberry are the first aromas to be seen in this wine. As it spends time in the glass, pomegranate and floral notes of lavender and lemon thyme reveal themselves. This wine ... Learn More
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    Ned Goodwin MW
  7. Schild Edgar Schild Reserve Grenache 2012
    The Edgar Schild Reserve Grenache is grown on bush vines sitting high up on eastern slopes of the Barossa Valley. ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
  8. Cirillo 1850 Ancestor Vine Grenache 2014
    The Cirillo 1850 Grenache grown on sandy soils situated in the old Seigersdorf or Light Pass area of the Barossa Valley. This single vineyard is believed to be the oldest Grenache vineyard in the world. There are aromas of dark berry ... Learn More
  9. Deisen Late Grenache 2005
    Deisen wines are a tiny producer, surrounded by some of the best vineyard sites in the Barossa Valley. Stories abound of the Deisen fruit going into Rockford's basket press and also to John Duval; of old vines being pulled up ... Learn More
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