Shiraz, Yarra 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.
The Yarra Valley is a wine region known for producing outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The region has become a leading wine tourism destination, popular for weekend trips as it is located only an hour’s drive northeast of Melbourne. The cool climate region has some of the oldest soils in the world and produces terrific Chardonnays in the leaner, acid-driven style. Long gone are the days of excessively oaked and oily Chardonnays. Superb Pinot Noir is cultivated with tremendous results. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and even Sparkling wines of premium quality are also worth seeking out.

Yarra Valley is the oldest wine region in Victoria with the first vines planted in 1838 at Yering Station. Reg Egan founded the iconic Wantirna Estate in 1963, followed by Dr Bailey Carrodus in 1969 who founded equally lauded Yarra Yering in the foot of the Warramate Hills. Nowadays a fleet of new world winemakers and growers are making sure Yarra Valley stays at the forefront of Victorian wine production.

The region in 2009 suffered in the Black Saturday fires, with an estimated 25% of all production was impacted.
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  1. Mayer Syrah 2018
    Intense coffee and spice-accented aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, olive and violets. A very energetic dark wine with beautifully ripe fruit flavours A blend of power and vivacity it finished very long with bright acidity ... Learn More
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  2. Yeringberg Shiraz 2017
    We suppose it’s just the way with old farms. On the face of it, a calm timelessness. Behind that, industriousness and constant renewal through breeding seasons and growth cycles. So it goes with Yeringberg. After more than 150 years, the ... Learn More
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  3. Yarra Yering 'Underhill' Shiraz 2012
    Yarra Yering are one of the most exclusive and collectable wineries in Australia. The 'Underhill' is sourced exclusively from the 1974 planted block of Shiraz at the western-most extremity of the vineyard "Redcurrant, blackcurrant, pleasant herbal perfume, light dusting of pepper ... Learn More
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  4. Yarra Yering 'Dry Red No.2' 2013
    96% Shiraz, 2% Mataro, 1% Viognier, 1% Marsanne. Fragrance & headiness to the fore, this wine exudes intense perfume, red fruits, floral notes & spice. The addition of Mataro & co-fermentation with white grapes Viognier & Marsanne intensify the Shiraz character while providing complexity, richness & generosity. Primary fruit ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  5. Yarra Yering ‘Underhill’ Shiraz 2017
    New world cool climate Shiraz starts here. Heady black plum fruits and pretty violet aromatics interlaced with liquorice spice and nettle undergrowth. The heavier clay based soil produces wine with dark fruits and spice and chewy tannins create the framework ... Learn More
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  6. Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 2 2017
    A wine style that has always been blended for perfume, texture and spice. Fragrance enhanced by the Viognier balanced with a mixed berry fruit profile. Marsanne lends texture and volume to the palate, Mataro the floral notes and spice. Primary ... Learn More
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  7. 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 Christmas Day!

    • Champagne for arrival drinks and oysters
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