Shiraz, Pyrenees

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.
Just two hours outside of Melbourne, the Pyrenees wine region is a spectacular piece of countryside. The rugged foothills and untamed ranges at the southern end of the Great Dividing Range offer top-notch winemaking conditions, as well as some incredible scenery.

A total of 44 vineyards are tucked into the Pyrenees, taking advantage of the range of microclimates among the hills. Although it's primarily known for its spicy reds, the region also produces world-class Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs.
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  1. Blue Pyrenees Shiraz 2014
    Gold Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017 Gold Medal - China Wine & Spirits 2017 Best Value Awards ... Learn More
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  2. Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz 2016
    Located in Moonambel in Victoria’s stunning Pyrenees region, Dalwhinnie is a world-renowned producer of some of Australia’s most coveted wines, including two Langton’s Classified shiraz. There is a wonderful lift to this wine; dark ripe rich and ... Learn More
  3. Dalwhinnie 'The Eagle' Shiraz 2015
    Dalwhinnie is located near the small village of Moonambel in the heart of the Pyrenees region of Western Victoria, Australia and is a super premium producer of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. This wine is typified by intense violet, musk, ... Learn More
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