Grenache Blend, 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. WOODS CRAMPTON 'PEDRO' GSM 2020
    45% Grenache, 30% Shiraz, 25% Mataro. Pedro was inspired by the light and bright “lunchtime” wines found in bistro’s throughout the Rhone Valley. Surprisingly dark in colour with the wild expression only no sulphur wines can give – all red fruits, lifted forest ... Learn More
  2. RUSDEN DRIFTSAND GRENACHE SHIRAZ MATARO 2019
    Rusden is one of the most respected names in the Barossa Valley, which has built up a huge following in a relatively short period of time. Focussing on traditional Barossa varieties and blends, the limited production wines are quickly snapped ... Learn More
  3. RUSDEN DRIFTSAND GRENACHE SHIRAZ MATARO 2018
    Rusden is one of the most respected names in the Barossa Valley, which has built up a huge following in a relatively short period of time. Focussing on traditional Barossa varieties and blends, the limited production wines are quickly snapped ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
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  4. HEAD WINES HEAD RED GSM 2019
    "50% grenache, 30% mataro and 20% shiraz from 25-76yo vines, wild yeast-open fermented with 10% whole bunches, 14 days on skins, daily plunging and pumpovers, 500 dozen made. Beautifully and harmoniously structured and textured, clarity and purity its watchwords." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion) ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
  5. HEAD WINES ROSE 2018
    Hand picked from sustainably farmed vineyards. Alex Head produces wines of class & elegance in his 5 red-star Halliday rated winery. Perfume of raspberry, strawberry & pink grapefruit. Delicate palate with nuances of strawberries & light citrus, followed by a pure dry finish laced ... Learn More
    HEAD WINES ROSE 2018
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  6. SCHWARZ WINE CO. GSM 2018
    Voted 2nd best G.S.M. blend in the 2020 Real Review panel. Unashamedly bright cherry red introduces a spice driven nose where clove and sweet plum dominate. A big, round wine, as great GSM should be, but has gorgeous freshness ... Learn More
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    Nick Butler
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    Gary Walsh
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  7. TEUSNER 'JOSHUA' GMS 2019
    For anyone who has ever met Mick Page and I, it would come as no surprise to learn that the idea for Teusner Wines was conceived at the pub over a few beers. Sitting at the bar, we’d been ... Learn More
  8. TEUSNER 'AVATAR' GSM 2018
    “Whilst Shiraz might be the poster boy for the Barossa, we believe blending it with Grenache and Mataro produces the best drinking wines from this region. Thanks to our good mates the Riebke brothers and other Barossa growers whose families ... Learn More
  9. TORBRECK 'THE STEADING' GSM 2017
    52% Grenache, 25% Shiraz and 23% Mataro. The Steading has a fragrancy, purity of fruit, mid-palate concentration and savoury tannin profile that makes it an exemplary wine. Vibrant aromas of violet, star anise and spice all unfold to reveal an impressive array of ... Learn More
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    Joe Czerwinski
  10. POWELL & SON GRENACHE SHIRAZ MATARO 2017
    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
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    Mike Bennie
  11. 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
  12. ONLINE TASTING PACK - OLD WORLD V NEW WORLD THURSDAY 18TH FEB 6:30PM AEDT

    The ultimate debate in wine, Old World  V New World. Two Master of Wines' going head to head on arguably the most controversial subject in wine, we have Alistair Cooper MW in the corner for the Old World ... Learn More

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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    Mark Faber
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    Huon Hooke
  13. ONLINE CHRISTMAS PARTY PACK 2020 V1

    During the lead up to Christmas 2020, we're aware that things won't quite be the same as they have been in previous years (let's be honest- what isn't different this year!). Many restaurants and bars have tight restrictions on the ... Learn More

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    Sam Kim
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    Joe Czerwinski
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    Toni Paterson MW
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  14. SEPPELTSFIELD 'PARA VINTAGE TAWNY' 1984 (100ML)
    A very special 30+ year old wine from the museum stocks of the Seppeltsfield cellars, the wine has amazing richness yet poise and elegance. Balanced aroma of spirit, aged complexity, fruit and oak. Mouth filling and creamy with caramel, scorched nut ... Learn More
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