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. TANUNDA HILL RESERVE SHIRAZ 2018
    Single vineyard Barossa Valley Shiraz! Full flavoured in a typical typical Barossan style with delicious with dark plum & chocolate aromas. Aged for 15 months on American oak leading to a smooth, lingering finish. Previous vintages are multi international gold medal winning. ... Learn More
  2. SECRET DEAL BAROSSA SHIRAZ 2018
    A double Gold Medal Winning Barossan Shiraz. Carefully selected from premium vineyards, with 12 months oak ageing. Gloriously rich and luxurious, with vibrant fruit flavours & cedar spice tannins. ... Learn More
    SECRET DEAL BAROSSA SHIRAZ 2018
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  3. 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
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  4. ZILZIE REGIONAL BAROSSA SHIRAZ 2017
    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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  5. 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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  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. ROLF BINDER 'HALES' SHIRAZ 2015
    A perfect example of a Barossa Shiraz, accessible and rich but with a beautifully elegant touch. Dark cherries enhanced with licorice, cassis, hints of vanilla and blueberries appear on the medium-full bodied palate. Ripe tannins and a complex acidity lend ... Learn More
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  8. LAMBERT ESTATE "MUSTANG SALLY" SHIRAZ 2018
    An energetic, yet easy-drinking Shiraz from a mutli gold medal awarded, family owned winery in the heart of the Barrosa. A medley of red berry fruit, mint, mocha and cloves make up the nose, while the palate is satiny in ... Learn More
  9. LAUGHING JACK 'JACKS' SHIRAZ 2017
    A Shiraz that screams the Barossa, with juicy forest fruits upfront, lingering spice & smooth, fine grain tannins. A lively mix of plums, mulberry and blackberry entice the nose, as well as hints of lavender, herbs and a touch of mixed ... Learn More
  10. POWELL & SON BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ 2017
    The Barossa Valley Shiraz is generous in its dark plum and blackberry fruits. Notes of tar and graphite follow with hints of dried herbs and tobacco. The palate is rounded and supple with dark fruits and a supple tannin backbone ... Learn More
  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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  12. POWELL & SON BAROSSA & EDEN VALLEY SHIRAZ 2017
    Barossa and Eden Valley combine here into a lush, full-bodied red with plenty of gusto, in typical SA Shiraz style. Excellent old vine fruit aged for 15 months in French oak creates a opulent wine, saturated in dark plum, blackberry compote & ... Learn More
  13. VIRTUAL TASTING PACK - AUSTRALIA

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

    Join our Master of Wine, Alistair Cooper, live from the UK, who will be hosting our series of online, interactive tastings so wine lovers across NZ ... Learn More

  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. POWELL & SON SCHULZ KOONUNGA HILL SHIRAZ 2017
    The Schulz Shiraz speaks of true Northern Barossa style: rich, deep and opulent. Intense aromas of blueberry, blackberry jam, vanilla musk and olive tapenade with subtle notes of cured charcuterie, graphite and tar. The palate reveals a soft, sensual, mouth ... Learn More
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