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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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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"...

  • Syrah

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

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Barossa Valley on Snooth

  • The original Bastard wine is Kaesler Old Bastard from the Barossa Valley, South Australia. The vines were planted in 1893. If you like "Parkerised" wines then this is for you. The 1999 and the 2003 should be just approachable next year, most other years in the late 2020's, and my 2008 lot in 2040. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • I am another Aussie and I think you may have drunk your Leeuwin too young, or perhaps the bottle had been heat affected in transit? Why not try the same winemaker's Prelude Chardonnay? The price will be reasonable, and the fruit more accessible. If you like super premium Chardonnay then Rick Kinzbrunner's Giaconda Estate, Cullen's Kevin John, Mo... Read More

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  • But so are so many Australian wines, whites in particular. Riesling, Semillon, ... ... region as compared to Barossa Valley, and you'd expect decent Chardonnay, but now I feel like an idiot because I can't think off the top of any Australian Chardonnays that I've had recently, including theirs! I'm so interested in the less-expected grapes th... Read More

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  • Wow, that's a lot of replies in a short amount of time.  Let me start by explaining my user name.  I normally go by 'Big Al', as my oldest sister used to call me that when I was a little guy (early 1960's).  In fact, she used to say, "Big Al, the kitties pal" because I loved cats back then and I still do.  So that name was already used in these ... Read More

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  • In places like Paso Robles or the Barossa Valley where it can get well hotter than even Napa's valley floors, you really want hillsides, too.You kinda skipped past Italy and Spain, Greg, in your travelogue. Definitely on hillsides in the old Yugoslavia, too. How's Hungary? Read More

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  • Yalumba Shiraz Y Series 2012

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    A bit tight on the nose but with impressive clarity to the blackberry, black currant fruit that is underlain with nuanced vanilla, tobacco, caramel, and black pepper aromas. A bit chewy on entry, and showing a bit of reticence though ari brings out spicy, zesty black currant and boysenberry flavors on the palate that are framed with hints of min... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Langmeil Shiraz Valley Floor 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • E Minor Shiraz 2010

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    Wine review by nventure


  • Turkey Flat Rosé 2008

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    A lovely rose - one of the first wines I ever really noticed and loved many years ago. I just opened a bottle of 2008 and it's drinking very well - maybe not quite as bright and grapefruity on the nose as I remember, but still really great. An interesting bright salmon hue. Floral on the nose with lots of fresh strawberry and peach. Medium weigh... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Colonial Estate Mungo Park Single Vineyard Barossa Shiraz 2010

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    Wine review by BradoP


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