Shiraz, Clare Valley

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.
Located 120km north of Adelaide, Clare Valley is one of the oldest wine regions in Australia. The region is set on softly undulating hills covering a length of some 35km and ranges from 5 to 10km in width. In fact, Clare Valley is also one of mainland Australia's coolest wine growing regions.

The five subregions of Clare Valley are - Sevenhill, Clare, Watervale, Polish Hill and Auburn, each influenced by the interweaving creeks and valleys and each with its unique soil types, climate and altitude. Throughout the region, the moderately continental climate, with its cool to cold nights and warm to hot summer days are ideal for producing its most important white, Riesling.

Whilst Riesling is no doubt the king white grape for the region, very elegant Shiraz with soft palates and Cabernet Sauvignons are produced there too. Lesser amounts of Sémillon are grown, though Grenache and blends like Shiraz/Cabernet or Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec can also be deliciously smooth and textural.

Grosset produces arguably Australia's finest Rieslings from his Clare Valley Winery. Atlas and Leo Buring too create nice Rieslings.
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  1. Jim Barry 'Lodge Hill' Shiraz 2019
    WINNER; James Halliday's Wine Companion 2020 WINERY OF THE YEAR! A wonderful Shiraz made exclusively. Sourced from their home block of Shiraz, called the Lodge Hill, one of the centrepieces of the Clare Valley. Blueberry and pepper on the nose with ... Learn More
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  2. Jim Barry 'Lodge Hill' Shiraz 2018
    WINNER; James Halliday's Wine Companion 2020 WINERY OF THE YEAR! A wonderful Shiraz made exclusively. Sourced from their home block of Shiraz, called the Lodge Hill, one of the centrepieces of the Clare Valley. Blueberry and pepper on the nose with ... Learn More
  3. Jim Barry 'Lodge Hill' Shiraz 2017
    WINNER; James Halliday's Wine Companion 2020 WINERY OF THE YEAR! A wonderful Shiraz made exclusively. Sourced from their home block of Shiraz, called the Lodge Hill, one of the centrepieces of the Clare Valley. Blueberry and pepper on the nose with ... Learn More
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  4. United Cellars Selection Clare Valley Shiraz By Tom Barry 2017
    WINNER; James Halliday's Wine Companion 2020 WINERY OF THE YEAR! A wonderful Shiraz made exclusively for United Cellars by 3rd generation winemaker, Tom Barry. Sourced from their home block of Shiraz, called the Lodge Hill, one of the centrepieces of the ... Learn More
  5. Clos Clare ‘The Cemetery Block’ Shiraz 2017
    Just across the road from the Watervale cemetery, with headstones listing a district who’s who, is a block of 20 year old shiraz. These vines are really hitting their straps to produce elegant perfumed fruit from the valley’s cool ... Learn More
  6. Adelina Shiraz Mataro 2019
    Pretty fruit, mineral tones with a delightful tanin & acid balance into Beautifully lifted with boysenberry & charcuterie notes. Medium bodied, plush and delicious. Pretty fruit, mineral tones with a delightful tanin & acid balance It's an expressive and vibrant wine that would ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  7. Secret Deal Clare Valley Shiraz 2020
    Established in 1997, this winery is the ultimate expression of the Clare Valley terroir. A symphony of diverse and unique microclimates masterfully composed, to deliver impeccable quality and style for each wine in their range. Meticulous site selection and diverse terroir ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
  8. Atlas Clare Valley '429' Shiraz 2016
    A rich, juicy Clare Valley Shiraz with amazing class. A powerful and intense wine with blackcurrants, liquorice, cinnamon, nutmeg and dusty oak on the nose. Elegant and rich, the palate is also textural and supple, with firm tannins and well-integrated ... Learn More
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  9. Atlas Clare Valley '429' Shiraz 2018
    A rich, juicy Clare Valley Shiraz with amazing class. A powerful and intense wine with blackcurrants, liquorice, cinnamon, nutmeg and dusty oak on the nose. Elegant and rich, the palate is also textural and supple, with firm tannins and well-integrated ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
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  10. Atlas Clare Valley '429' Shiraz 2017
    A rich, juicy Clare Valley Shiraz with amazing class. A powerful and intense wine with blackcurrants, liquorice, cinnamon, nutmeg and dusty oak on the nose. Elegant and rich, the palate is also textural and supple, with firm tannins and well-integrated ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
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  11. Adelina Shiraz Mataro 2020
    Pretty fruit, mineral tones with a delightful tanin & acid balance into Beautifully lifted with boysenberry & charcuterie notes. Medium bodied, plush and delicious. Pretty fruit, mineral tones with a delightful tanin & acid balance It's an expressive and vibrant wine that would ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    Nick Stock
  12. Taylors / Wakefield St. Andrews Shiraz 2016
    5x Platinum 3x Grand Gold 9x Double Gold 21x Gold At release, the wine has a concentrated ruby red colour with a dark mahogany hue to the edge. On the nose, the wine is complex and enticing with red berry ... Learn More
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  13. Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz 2013
    Rich, vibrant aromas of blackcurrant and briary fruits with hints of vanillin oak and spice. Red and purple fruits carry onto the palate supported by a rich, earthy undertone and fine silky tannins giving the wine terrific structure, great length ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  14. Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz 1995
    Dense red-purple; the bouquet is quite literally huge, with masses of fruit and masses of blockbuster charry oak; the palate provides the same in spades, simply monumental, with extraordinary amounts of extract and oak. ... Learn More
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  15. Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz 1997
    Medium to full red-purple; announces its presence from the first whiff which greets you as the wine is poured in the glass and before you have even begun to lift it, so powerful, rich and sweet is it. Undoubtedly in ... Learn More
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  16. Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz 1999
    Exceedingly long-lived style. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  17. Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz 1996
    Named Best Shiraz of Show at the 1999 UK International Wine Competition ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  18. Kilikanoon 'Covenant' Shiraz 2001
    The fruit for the 2001 Kilikanoon Convenant Shiraz was sourced from low yielding vines from selected premium vineyards in the Clare Valley ranging from 30-40 years old. The wine was matured for a period of 22 months in small Amercian and French ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
  19. Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz 2014
    This wine has a dark, inky red hue. It shows lifted notes of red and black berry fruits on the nose, a touch of graphite earthiness, savoury spice and creamy nougat oak in support. Mixed dark berry fruits on the ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
  20. Annie's Lane Coppertrail Shiraz 1999
    Medium to full red-purple; a rich, concentrated, dense bouquet with dark berry fruit and spicy vanillin oak leads into a rich and complex palate with abundant blackberry, black cherry, mocha and chocolate, replete with ripe tannins. A multi gold medal ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  21. Taylor's St Andrews Shiraz 1999
    Winner of 5 Gold Medals, The St Andrews is a terrific example of Clare Valley Shiraz and the rightful flagship for Taylor's ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
  22. Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz 1998
    Winner of the Stoddart Trophy 1999 ... Learn More
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  23. Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz 2012
    Jim Barry was Clare Valley's first qualified winemaker, having graduated from Roseworthy in 1947. In 1959, he purchased his own property on the northern outskirts of the Clare and in 1964, 70 acres of land was purchased from Duncan McRae Wood, the site which ... Learn More
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  24. Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz 2010
    Jim Barry was Clare Valley's first qualified winemaker, having graduated from Roseworthy in 1947. In 1959, he purchased his own property on the northern outskirts of the Clare and in 1964, 70 acres of land was purchased from Duncan McRae Wood, the site which ... Learn More
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  25. Annie's Lane Coppertrail Shiraz 1998
    The opaque purple-colored 1998 Shiraz Copper Trail exhibits a style similar to the 1999, with copious quantities of blackberry fruit intermixed with earth, leather, truffle, and licorice characteristics. It is full-bodied, spicy, rich, and deep, with current accessibility as well as the ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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  26. Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz 2004
    Jumps out of the glass with cassis, blackberry, raspberry, liquorice allsorts, mint and some spicy toasty oak. Beautiful smelling wine. - Gary Walsh Jim Barry was Clare Valley's first qualified winemaker, having graduated from Roseworthy in 1947. In 1959, he purchased his ... Learn More
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  27. Tim Adams Aberfeldy Shiraz 2002
    The Aberfeldy Vineyard was established in 1904 by the Birks family, of Wendouree fame, about five kilometres south-east of Clare township on a site nestled at the bottom of the easternmost hills of the Clare Valley.Many of the shiraz vines ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  28. O’Leary Walker Shiraz Claire Reserve 2002
    A superb wine, made from 100 year old vines, this wine has been dedicated to Claire and Mario O’Leary. Totally opaque black purple colour with mauve purple hue. Superb lifted nose of violets, spice, blackberry and blackcurrant. The palate flavours ... Learn More
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  29. Taylors Pioneer Exceptional Parcel Release Shiraz 2012
    Release price of $200 Produced from the best available grapes in the Clare Valley ... Learn More
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  30. Tim Adams Aberfeldy Shiraz 2008 Magnums
    A classic example of the vintage displayed in the wine. The 2008 mirrors the very dry and warm ripening season, very firm and dry tannin well distributed through the palate, with concentrated small berry fruit. Some developed caramelised stone fruit characters ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  31. Jim Barry 'the Armagh' Shiraz 2013
    The name of ‘Armagh’ was bestowed by the original Irish settlers who arrived in 1849, and named the lush rolling hills after their homeland. The Armagh is regarded as one of the finest shirazes in the country, an absolute collectors' item. ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  32. Jim Barry 'The Armagh' Shiraz 2012
    The Armagh vineyard was planted in 1965, and is one of the best sites in the Clare Valley ... Learn More
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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  33. Jim Barry 'The Armagh' Shiraz 2017
    Jim Barry wines are the winner of James Halliday's Wine Companion 'WINERY OF THE YEAR' 2019. The name of ‘Armagh’ was bestowed by the original Irish settlers who arrived in 1849, and named the lush rolling hills after their homeland. The Armagh ... Learn More
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  34. Christmas Dinner Dozen

    We've got the perfect Christmas dinner dozen for the big day! 6 wines to match with all the types of food you usually have for dinner!
    -French Champagne for arrival drinks and oysters
    -Aged Semillon with Salmon and ... Learn More

  35. Jim Barry 'The Armagh' Shiraz 1990
    The Armagh vineyard was planted in 1965, and is one of the best sites in the Clare Valley ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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