Shiraz, Beechworth

Shiraz is a red grape variety. It is the most widely planted variety in Australia and helped put it on the wine map. It is an adaptable grape that has distinctly regional characteristics from elegant, peppery cool climate styles to sweet and chocolatey (McLaren Vale), muscular, and ripe-fruited (Barossa), to savoury and rich (Hunter Valley). Shiraz was one of the first vine varieties to arrive in Australia in 1832 and is grown in most regions. However, its home is in the Barossa Valley where old vines date back to the 1860s.

The classic, truly Australian blend is Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, but it is also blended with Grenache and Mourvedre (GSM) in warmer climates. In recent years it is increasingly being blended with Viognier to create the Shiraz/Viognier blend.

Shiraz's home is in the Northern Rhône's, Hermitage, Cote Rôtie and Cornas, in France. It is now also grown extensively in the Southern Rhône where it is blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre to produce the great red wines of Châteauneuf du Pape and Gigondas amongst others.
With soils packed with minerals and a range of altitudes and terroir, Beechworth is situated on the continental side of the Victorian Alps, setting the scene for warm, sunny days as well as cool nights, which temper any heat and produce wine grapes with natural elegance.

Beechworth is home to some of the best Chardonnay produced in Australia, along with other cool-climate varietals like Pinot Noir. A focus on small-batch production lends a boutique air to Beechworth with winemakers being hands-on when it comes to every aspect of their vines and wines.
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  1. Fighting Gully Road Shiraz 2016
    "This is a damn fine wine." - 96 points, Campbell Mattinson. The grapes for this wine were sourced from the Smiths vineyard, Beechworth. A Classic cool climate Shiraz, showing spice, white pepper and red berry fruits. A full, yet medium bodied ... Learn More
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  2. Giaconda 'Warner Vineyard' Shiraz 2018
    Very dense in colour; an incredible nose of exotic spices, the full spectrum of red and dark berry fruits, bramble and stems, smoked meats, liquorice, cinnamon and cedar. The palate is rich and lush, flush with fruit and a beautifully ... Learn More
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  3. Giaconda 'Estate Vineyard' Shiraz 2018
    Exceptionally complex, dark and brooding. Black plum and wild berry fruits are complimented by graphite, undergrowth, smoked meats and elegant floral notes. The palate is plush followed with a crescendo of tannins that whisk the wine on a long journey ... Learn More
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