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 »

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  • Syrah

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

  • Sémillon

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

  • Grenache

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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 Estate Shiraz 2013

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    Blackberry and Damson plum are primary fruit aromas, with spice (pepper), dusty Barossa earth, zesty acidity and a tannic profile to match. This was very, very, good. Drink now - 90 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • This was dinner on Saturday night with friendsStarted with a platter of Salami, ... ... predominantly from the Barossa Valley.  1998 is regarded as one of the great Barossa Vintages and this wine really showed the benefit of letting it age - 19 years.  I tried this wine in the mid 2000's as a seven year old wine and was a little dissppointed. ... Read More

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  • OT has a good point - alcohol levels have risen over the past few decades, but ... and producers as opposed to Barossa Valley, with wines that don't fit the stereotype of what an Australian wine is. Lower alcohol levels in many case Read More

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  • Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz 2014

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    Deep crimson color with purple hues around the rim and cranberry clarity against a clear sky. Aromas that start with licorice and heavy oak, plum, and with various summer berries, vanilla spice, and classic chocolate, sweet tobacco and freshly tanned leather. Flavors of blackberry, plum, subtle baking and cooking spices, cherry/licorice nuance... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Can do for AustraliaThe key components for wine are as followsGrape Cost  range $250/tonne for E Grade to $10,000/tonne for A GradeExtraction Rate at winery range 550 litres/tonne crushed for small wineries to 750+ for big wineries [eg Gallo's big winery in Central Valley]Winery overheads including depreciation wage costs chemicals electricity e... Read More

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  • Saturday NightMy brother Paul and his Wife Kate came over from Melbourne - Kate's the person with the twin brother Geoff who lives in Benicia CalifMy Sister Debra and Partner Les - local like usWe met at our place for Beer and Champagne and some cheese and smoked salmon [plus olives etc]Piper Hiedsieck NV + Guiness Lager for me and Crown Lager f... Read More

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  • Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012

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    Another solid 2012 down under wine. This had good blueberry, plum, pepper, slight noted mocha and vanilla accents to the chewy tannins and popping acidity. 9(0 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • D -I am not much of a surfer but my next door neighbour and my nephew who surf the region regularly say that Middleton Point is the most consistent with plenty of good 1-2 metre waves around March-July period.Waitpinga and Parsons can be much bigger when conditions are right but often are just choppyMy brother lives in Jan Juc in Victoria which ... Read More

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  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine tasting/networking event for our under 30 professional staff who invite colleagues from other businesses around town - mainly young CPA's in US terms/lawyers/engineers/architects etc.  we had James Evers the Chief Winemaker from Nepenthe Wines from the Adelaide Hills and we ... Read More

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  • Peter Lehmann Clancy's Barossa 2014

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    Excellent coloration of dark cherry, hints of ruby and tinges of purple around the edging. Aromas and flavors are deep, with rustic spice, black fruits/currant and some oakiness on the finish, with slight boozy heat. Smooth mouthfeel and a finish that is dry and reasonably clean. I recommend this one and feel that it is a good representation ... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


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

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