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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.
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  1. TORBRECK 'WOODCUTTERS' SHIRAZ 2018
    Although this wine is constantly praised for its succulence and richness, there is also a complexity and texture which is rarely found at this price. A dense nose with, with heavy dark fruit and a hint of damp soil. Hints ... Learn More
  2. TORBRECK 'THE FACTOR' SHIRAZ 2016
    In the words of Torbreck, The Factor is Torbreck's "homage to the great old Shiraz vines of the Barossa Valley and the growers who painstakingly tend and nurture them each year." The Factor is predominantly from the Gomersal and Marananga ... Learn More
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    Joe Czerwinski
  3. TORBRECK 'RUN RIG' SHIRAZ 2015
    The RunRig is truly an icon wine of the Barossa. The last 13 releases of this wine have averaged a Parker score of 98.5/100. Shiraz from old dry grown Barossa vineyards is blended with Viognier, complementing the strengths and complexities of these ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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