Shiraz Blend, Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is about an hour and a half drive to the North of Adelaide, in South Australia and is the oldest wine region in the country, founded by German settlers. The region can be credited with putting Australian wine on the world wine map, thanks to Shiraz, which thrives in the warm climate (though Hunter Valley Semillon also contributed.)

For many years traditionalist wine makers thought the grape variety was best suited to the cooler climates of the Rhône Valley and that the variety would cook and in the warmth of the Australian sun. Although South Australian Shiraz is a bigger, beefier wine than its southern French counterpart Syrah, no one can deny the regions propensity to produce world class wines.

Not only Shiraz is cultivated in Barossa Valley, with other red varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre (Mataro) and to a lesser extent Sauvignon. The white varieties that thrive best seem to be Semillon, Chardonnay and Rhone varietals like Viognier, Marsanne and Roussane.

The Valley has many subregions which all have unique terroirs. Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Greenock are to name but a few. With a huge number of wineries in such a small area, and a host of accommodation, the region is very popular for wine-tourism. In the words of Master of Wine Jancis Robinson, the Barossa Valley became "Australia's quintessential wine region."
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  1. TE ARO ESTATE PRUNERS REWARD FORTIFIED NV
    It’s windy and raining, your fingers are numb to the bone, and there’s still fifteen minutes ‘till smoko. A scenario encountered by many a pruner back in the day. To motivate the chaps a flagon of port was ... Learn More
  2. KAESLER 'WOMS' SHIRAZ CABERNET 2018
    Kaesler WOMS is the quintessential Australian blend: the perfect mix of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon that produces a complex but rich, classic dry red wine. The limited edition WOMS is only crafted in years that yield outstanding vintage quality. The 2018 ... Learn More
  3. TORBRECK 'DESCENDANT' SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2017
    94% Shiraz & 6% Viognier. This wine is directly descended from RunRig. Intense, perfumed fruits with an underlying layer of lavender and spice. Dense dark cherry and blueberry fruit is perfectly interwoven with subtle nuances of white peach, spice and cinnamon. Full-bodied with ... Learn More
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  4. TORBRECK 'DESCENDANT' SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2016
    94% Shiraz & 6% Viognier. This wine is directly descended from RunRig. Intense, perfumed fruits with an underlying layer of lavender and spice. Dense dark cherry and blueberry fruit is perfectly interwoven with subtle nuances of white peach, spice and cinnamon. Full-bodied with ... Learn More
  5. HOBBS SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2017
    Shiraz and Viognier, hand picked from Hobbs vineyard and co-fermented with their own naturally ocuring yeasts. The Viognier grapes are late picked, left on the vine to intensify their flavour compounds which add to the complexity of the wine. Matured ... Learn More
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  6. DEISEN 'WINTER SUN' SHIRAZ MATARO 2001/02
    Deisen wines are a tiny producer, surrounded by some of the best vineyard sites in the Barossa Valley. Stories abound of the Deisen fruit going into Rockford's basket press and also to John Duval; of old vines being pulled up ... Learn More
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  7. ONLINE TASTING PACK - DRINK LIKE A BOGAN! KAESLER BOGAN RELEASE TASTING WITH REID BOSWARD

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER, BUT PACK STILL AVAILABLE**

    This pack contains a bottle of 3 different wines to be opened during an online tasting held on the 11th of June 2020. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we ... Learn More

  8. 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
    • Aged Semillon ... Learn More
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  9. TORBRECK 'RUN RIG' SHIRAZ 2006
    It will continue to open up over the next 10-12 years and drink well through 2040 in the style of a Chapoutier Hermitage. Exotic bouquet of fresh tar, smoke, lavender, black pepper, game, blueberry and black raspberry. Full-bodied and opulent on ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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