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 winemakers thought the grape variety was best suited to the cooler climates of the Rhone 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 region's propensity to produce world-class wines.
Shiraz is not the only variety cultivated in Barossa Valley, other red varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre (Mataro) and to a lesser extent, Cabernet Sauvignon are also propagated here. The white varieties that thrive best seem to be Semillon and Chardonnay, which are generally oaked and undergo malolactic fermentation.

This style of big, full bodied Shiraz with rich, chocolate and spice notes became synonymous with not only the Barossa Valley but with Australian wine in general. In the words of Master of Wine Jancis Robinson, the Barossa Valley became "Australia's quintessential wine region".

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.
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  1. A GOOD DIRT SHIRAZ 2016
    A Good Dirt is a tip of the hat to traditionalism, but with eyes firmly looking to enhancing the good times. 100% Premium Edition Shiraz from well established Barossan vineyards. Aged in French & American oak, creating approachable yet rich dark fruit ... Learn More
    A GOOD DIRT SHIRAZ 2016
    NZ$23.99 Per item
  2. A GOOD DIRT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2017
    A Good Dirt is a tip of the hat to traditionalism, but with eyes firmly looking to enhancing the good times. 100% Premium Edition Cabernet from well established Barossan vineyards. Full bodied but elegantly balanced with dark fruit & subtle tannins. ... Learn More
  3. ZILZIE REGIONAL BAROSSA SHIRAZ 2016
    Double Gold Medal & Best Value Award Winner- China WSA 2018. Imported direct from the Australia's greatest Shiraz growing region, offering a lush, velvety, mouth-filling experience. Vibrant red fruit and vanillin flavours, complimented with fine tannins and subtle toasty oak. ... Learn More
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  4. SCHILD ESTATE BAROSSA GMS 2016
    A Southern Rhone blend with a distinct Barossan accent showcasing the unique qualities of 3 varietals whilst ensuring balance, purity of fruit and the utmost drinkability. Bright, bouncy aromas of cherries, raspberries & blueberries with soft pepper spice & lavender. The palate is ... Learn More
  5. TEUSNER SALSA ROSE 2015
    Expect vibrant red fruits, savoury spice & delicious chalky phenolics. Aromas of strawberry jam and raspberries, with some more serious nuances of wild sage and cardamom. A dry Rose blend of 39% Grenache, 36% Mataro and 25% Montepulciano from some of the best kept ... Learn More
    TEUSNER SALSA ROSE 2015
    NZ$24.99 Per item
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    Gary Walsh
  6. Z 'XAVE' LATE HARVEST RIESLING 2015
    A new release from Z Wines, a vineyard that has been in the family for over 5 generations. Made in a semi-sweet style, with bold aromas of lime, kerosene & wild honey. A crisp yet sweet wine with perfectly balanced acidity. Only 200 ... Learn More
  7. Z TOKAY NV (375 ML)
    Limited edition & extremely collectible, with only 50 dozen created. Intense, aged characters of toffee apple, decadent butterscotch, Christmas cake and caramel flavours, with a long, chewy finish. A special dessert wine, aged for 10 years before release. ... Learn More
    Z TOKAY NV (375 ML)
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  8. LAUGHING JACK 'JACKS' SHIRAZ 2016
    The perfect weight, this wine is everything it should be and more! Sourced from vineyards in Greenock & Moppa, this wine is full of enticing aromas of plum, mulberry, blackberry, lavender, black pepper & star anise. Smooth & supple, with unassuming power & lingering ... Learn More
  9. Z RUSTICA BAROSSA SHIRAZ 2015
    An exemplary wine of lifted, fruit filled Barossa Valley Shiraz, froma family owned & operated vinyard. Aromas of raspberry, cherry, cranberry and plum stone are complimented by cedar, black pepper and spice. Textural, structured & generous, with a delicious lingering aftertaste. ... Learn More
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    Raymond Chan
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  10. SCHILD ESTATE BAROSSA SHIRAZ 2016
    A deep, juicy Barossan Shiraz sourced from 60 year old family owned estates. Aromatic red and black berry fruits combine with dark chocolate and delicious fruitcake spice on a smooth, mouthcoating palate. A dark, layered, sumptuous treat, with 5 Gold medals to ... Learn More
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  11. LANGMEIL 'ORPHAN BANK' SHIRAZ 2016
    Produced from saved & replanted pre-1860 vines on the banks of the North Para River. Rich and juicy raspberry and Satsuma plum fill the mouth, with allspice sweetness adding to the mouthfeel. The fruit is well balanced with hints of briary ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
  12. SCHILD ESTATE 'PRAMIE' SHIRAZ 2014
    A special release designed to showcase the best of the vintage & what defines the terrior of Schild Estate. Meticulously crafted to offer full but fine tannins, with a vibrant focus & fruit complexity Soft layers of vibrant blackberries & plum fruit coupled ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  13. LANGMEIL 'THE FREEDOM' 1843 SHIRAZ 2016
    Planted in 1843, some of the oldest and rarest vines in the world. Rich, sweet fruit is balanced wonderfully with briary and sweet spices and lovely, silky tannins. A full-bodied, textured wine, showing great complexity with hints of cedar and allspice ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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