Barossa Valley Wine

With a rich history dating back to 1847, a profound and unique Silesian (German) influence, the Barossa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions of South Australia and, indeed, Australia. The region is now rightly asserting not only its importance to the wine industry but the inestimable value of its storehouse of century-old vines and historic wineries. The twists and turns of the Barossa Valley are at times as clearly defined as those of the world famous Napa Valley in California. At other times they disappear into a series of rolling hills and transverse valleys, which can easily disorient as well as charm the first time visitor. In consequence, site, slope and aspect all vary widely. The climate of the region has often been unfairly characterised as very warm but, in fact, in its lower parts it is only moderately so and at higher altitudes quite cool, as indicated by the Williamstown details given below. In fact, as John Gladstones has pointed out, its biologically effective temperature Read more »

Varietals Produced in Barossa Valley View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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Barossa Valley on Snooth

  • The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier 2013

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    I must confess that these Oz Shiraz blends are a bit mystifying in hedonic terms - from a personal standpoint, at least. The Black Chook, for instance, is heavily stamped with a nose of spiced, over-ripe red fruit - even spoiled - although the palate is treated to a balanced - if slightly sweet - rush of one dimensional homemade cherry brandy an... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Layer Cake Shiraz 2012

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    Fruit forward without being jammy. Good balance with enough tannins to be interesting. I'm a happy guy drinking this wine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2014

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    Binny's 12/2014. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Yalumba the Strapper Grenache Shiraz Mataro Barossa 2012

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    Understated but still presentable aromas of beef bouillon, black raspberry and molasses. There's a fair bit of complexity on this, with black pepper spice, cedar and cinnamon, dark chocolate, rough tannins to add structure, and a chocolatey earthy finish paired with a hint of coffee and a hint of toffee. But all of this is only there if you're l... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Yalumba Shiraz Viognier Hand Picked Eden Valley 2010

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    Big red and black fruit aromas, heat and spice in equal measure. Palate has an explosive amount of fresh acidity, black pepper, bold tarry notes, black fruit, a hint of eucalyptus, and a long finish with licorice and a touch of cream. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Yalumba Eden Valley Fdr 1a 2010

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    Powerful aromas of eucalyptus, tanning leather, oregano and a touch of texas barbecue. Flavors are explosive with bright red cherries, fresh acidity, candied currants, cinnamon and clove. This is a truly big wine, commanding and full of gripping tannins and loads of acidity. Bring lots of food with you to this party. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Ben Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 2009

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    I've been holding this muscular boy for a couple of years now; time to taste: the colour is dark (like the Arctic Ocean with blood added) and the nose is of fine English Jam - maybe a strawberry-dark cherry blend of some description. Unfiltered, the wine is cloudy, but entry is a positive hedonic high with slightly sweet ,menthol notes (high alc... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • The Glaymond Landrace 2006 was a great fruity plummy wine with great depth; I loved it but can't find it anymore in Canada!

    Comment by 548713struik 548713 struik


  • Penfolds Grandfather Tawny Port 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Glaymond Wines Shiraz Blend Barossa Valley Landrace Shiraz Mataro 2006

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    Rich and deep berry pepper taste anchored by earthy tones; luscious wine! Read More

    Wine review by 548713struik 548713 struik


  • Layer Cake Shiraz 20 2008

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    Am I the only person here who feel that this wine is salty?! Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


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