Shiraz, New South Wales

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.
Home to 14 official wine regions, New South Wales offers a diverse and wide ranging expanse to produce wines that appeal to every palate.

From Australia's oldest continuous wine region – the famous Hunter Valley – to exciting new cool climate regions such as Orange, the Southern Highlands and Tumbarumba, these regions can be found to produce some of the best Australia Wine around. Recognised as the second largest wine producing state in Australia, New South Wales is also the most populous state with its wine consumption far outpacing the region's wine production. Although the Hunter Valley region is well known, the majority of wineries are located along the Murray and Darling Rivers (in the south-east of the state) which supplies water for many of the regions wineries.

Other regions within New South Wales includes the Canberra District, Cowra, Hastings River, Hilltops, Mudgee, New England, Perricoota, Riverina and the Shoalhaven Coast.
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  1. United Cellars Shiraz By Bruce Tyrrell 2017
    The United Cellars 'Varietal' Range brings you the most popular varieties, made by some of the best and most-respected winemakers for an unbeatable price. Designed for immediate enjoyment, the Varietal Range promises to provide a quality wine to suit every ... Learn More
  2. Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2019
    Mike Bennie: "It’s a significantly excellent release of this shiraz, shimmers in the glass with purple-dark red colour" This Shiraz is made from grapes selected from five vineyards in the Hilltops District around Young on the South Western slopes ... Learn More
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    Tyson Stelzer
  3. Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2018
    This Shiraz is made from grapes selected from five vineyards in the Hilltops District around Young on the South Western slopes of New South Wales. Aromas of red and black berries with hints of tobacco, anise and spice. Medium-full bodied ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Tyson Stelzer
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  4. Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2017
    This Shiraz is made from grapes selected from five vineyards in the Hilltops District around Young on the South Western slopes of New South Wales. Aromas of red and black berries with hints of tobacco, anise and spice. Medium-full bodied ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Tyson Stelzer
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  5. Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz 2019
    James Suckling: "A beautifully fresh and sapid style that has plenty of fresh-ground spice and cracked pepper, across violets, blackcurrants, blackberries and dark plums." This Shiraz is made from grapes selected from five vineyards in the Hilltops District around Young ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Suckling
  6. Tyrrell's Special Release Shiraz 2014
    “This 1,000 dozen blend is from the following blocks; Weinkeller East – normally this is in Vat 9 every year. Weinkeller Young Vines – Normally in Vat 8 most years. Stevens Young Patch – This block is the bit above the old patch and was as ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  7. Tyrrell'S Stevens Shiraz 2017
    2017 was an exceptional vintage in the Hunter Valley. Sourced from the Old Hillside vineyard’s mature 50 year old vines (previously owned by the Stevens family). Fermentation occurred in stainless steel open top vats before transfer to mostly newer French oak ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  8. Petersons Back Block Shiraz 2003
    Rich, ripe, generous, elegant soft and complex. The upfront fruit is of dried black and red currants. The mid palate is layered showing dark chocolate, Chinese five spice with hints of cloves and dried mixed herbs. The back palate is ... Learn More
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  9. Sweetwater Shiraz 2006
    Sourced from a single vineyard located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern Belford end of the Lower Hunter Valley. Since 1844 the soils of Sweetwater Hermitage have been the foundation for some of the oldest known vineyards in the Hunter Valley. ... Learn More
  10. Sweetwater Shiraz 2018
    The Sweetwater Shiraz is true to form with its distinctive floral notes of violets and potpourri. Concentrated yet decidedly medium-bodied, deep red and blue fruited frame, perfumed raspberry fruit. There’s beautiful depth of flavour and the tannins are fine. ... Learn More
    Sweetwater Shiraz 2018
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    Huon Hooke
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  11. Sweetwater Shiraz 2005
    Sourced from a single vineyard located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern Belford end of the Lower Hunter Valley. Since 1844 the soils of Sweetwater Hermitage have been the foundation for some of the oldest known vineyards in the Hunter Valley. ... Learn More
    Sweetwater Shiraz 2005
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    James Halliday
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  12. Sweetwater Shiraz 2004
    96 points in the 2019 James Halliday wine guide. Sourced from a single vineyard located at Sweetwater Ridge in the northern Belford end of the Lower Hunter Valley. Since 1844 the soils of Sweetwater Hermitage have been the foundation for some of the ... Learn More
    Sweetwater Shiraz 2004
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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  13. Lindemans 'Ben Ean' Rare Release Shiraz 2014
    The resurrection of a single vineyard wine sourced from the same sites that produced some of Australia's greatest ever red wines in the Lindemans Hunter River Burgundies. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  14. Mount Pleasant 'Old Paddock & Old Hill' Shiraz 2014
    Sourced wholly from one of the most prized vineyards in the Hunter valley. "Can't recall a better OP&OH" - Gary Walsh ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday
  15. Peterson's IHP Shiraz 2014
    Truly remarkable wine, made from old vine Hunter Shiraz from the exceptional 2014 vintage in honor of Ian H Peterson. Full bodied, ripe, rich, generous yet soft. The upfront palate shows ripe fruit characters of black and red fruits such as ... Learn More
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  16. Lambloch The Loch 'Old Vine' Shiraz 2014
    A vibrant medium crimson, there is a complex array of red fruits, liquorice and earth on the nose of this single vineyard wine while the palate is youthful and nicely concentrated. It simply needs another 5 years or so for the 100% ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  17. Tyrrell'S 'Vat 9' Shiraz 2017
    One of the flagship wines from this esteemed Hunter Valley producer. Noticeable new oak influence on the bouquet, with an abundance of bright red fruit, spice and a touch of sage and mint. The palate shows leather and tannin, with ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  18. Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2019
    Campbell Mattinson: "It’s just all there, ready, perfect" The Shiraz Viognier is Clonakilla’s flagship, a careful selection of the best of the Shiraz Viognier parcels they craft each year from their Murrumbateman vineyard. Opulent aromas of roses, violets ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Tyson Stelzer
  19. Tyrrells 'Old Patch' Shiraz 2009
    Only 290 cases produced of the Old Patch 1867 Shiraz ... Learn More
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    Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
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    James Halliday
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  20. Mount Pleasant 'Maurice O'Shea' Shiraz 1999
    Made in honour of the legendary winemaker and founder of Mount Pleasant, Maurice O'Shea. This Shiraz is sourced solely from the same old vines once tended to by Maurice himself. ... Learn More
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  21. Tyrrells '4 Acres' Shiraz 2009
    Only 290 cases produced of the 4 Acres Shiraz Sourced from 130 year old vines the wine was matured in a 2 year old French oak cask (2700L) and a 1500L new French oak cask for 15 months. ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday
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  22. Tyrrells 8 Acres Shiraz 2018
    Drinking: 2022- 2040+ Only 290 dozen produced from vines planted in 1892 Tyrrells is one of the first families of Australian Wine The 8 Acres is a new release from the Single Vineyard Range ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  23. Tyrrells 8 Acres Shiraz 2019
    Drinking: Now - 2037+ Only 290 dozen produced from vines planted in 1892 Tyrrells is one of the first families of Australian Wine The 8 Acres is a new release from the Single Vineyard Range ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Suckling
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  24. Mount Pleasant 'Maurice O'Shea' Shiraz 2000
    Made in honour of the legendary winemaker and founder of Mount Pleasant, Maurice O'Shea. This Shiraz is sourced solely from the same old vines once tended to by Maurice himself. ... Learn More
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  25. Tyrrell's 'Old Patch 1867' Shiraz 2019
    Some of the most revered Red Wines in Australian history were produced from the Hunter Valley in vintages like 1947 & 1965 were produced from fruit from this very vineyard. The original cuttings used when planting this site came from Pre-Phylloxera vines grown ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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  26. Tyrrell's 'Old Patch 1867' Shiraz 2017
    Some of the most revered Red Wines in Australian history were produced from the Hunter Valley in vintages like 1947 & 1965 were produced from fruit from this very vineyard. The original cuttings used when planting this site came from Pre-Phylloxera vines grown ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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