White Wine, 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. Torbreck 'Woodcutters' Roussanne Viognier Marsanne 2021
    The dominant variety is Roussanne which provides structure and finesse, the Viognier offers a pure, floral lift and finishes the wine with refinement and elegance, while the Marsanne gives the wine palate texture and richness. The 2021 summer growing season was ... Learn More
  2. Corryton Burge Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 2021
    Fruit driven Pinot Gris with great balance of acid and length on the palate. Sourced from the families Early Rise vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. A vineyard that consistently delivers fruit with high acid and natural flavours. A fresh, vibrant ... Learn More
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  3. Corryton Burge Eden Valley Riesling 2021
    An approachable fruit driven style with good acid and backbone. Sourced from our long term growers in Eden Valley, the Milton Tscharke family. Planted on an Eastern facing slope the fruit avoids the harsh afternoon sun. With crisp apple, lemon ... Learn More
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  4. Head Wines The Contrarian Viognier 2020
    Remarkable first Viognier release from the oh-so-friendly Alex Head. Picked early to retain as much acidity as possible, he is unashamedly aiming for a racy style, emulating the cellarworthiness of perhaps the world's greatest Viognier - Chateau Grillet. It's packed ... Learn More
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