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...

  • 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...

  • 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 on Snooth

  • Dandelion Red Queen of the Eden Valley Shiraz 2012


    some underlying sweetness and fruits, while mainly spice dominated Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    Great Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz 2014


    Good Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Here's another john Duvall you might like - 2013 John Duval "Plexus" SGM Barossa Valley South AustraliaI've got this ordered as of today. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US

  • GregDean is a good bloke and yes does make some good wineUnfortunately history showed thatv too many of our winemakers were seduced by Parker Points which were awarded for high alcohol "fruit bombs" sadly it was not the fruit that was the problem it was the decision to harvest later to "engineer" high alcohol.The big problem we found with these ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US

  • Well favourite Daughters 21st went with out too much troubleThe Sangria was ... ... Saltrams No 1 SHiraz Barossa Valley2008 Penfolds St Henri Shirazand possibly a few others but by 3.30am it was a bit fuzzy &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sangria

  • That wine is a pretty decent wine. As to whether the wine really needed air, ... so look for some wines from Barossa Valley in Australia. You won't find the same grapes necessarily, but the wines will be ripe and lush. As will many, if not most, from California.And hang around and you'll come up with more. Utterly different and not "bold" at a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic introductory questions

  • Back last June 4 of us decided to take a day off and head to the Barossa ValleyOne of my Colleagues Jamie is a member of the Rockfords Stonewallers Club and we booked lunch there.  The Stonewallers lunch is for a group of about 16 people and is held at Rockfords WInery in the Barossa.Prior to the lunch we went to the Jacobs Creek Cottages which ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...

  • I have actually missed not being on the Snooth forums for some years, not sure ... ... is only an hour from the Barossa Valley and 45 mins from McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills is on my doorstep.As an interesting intro back into the forum world, my daughter has just turned 21 and we have her party in 3 and a bit weeks.  It seems that Pinot ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Time to return

  • Sophie's 'Palm Block' Barossa Valley Australia Shiraz 2015


    comparing wine to fruit flavors does not really give a distinctness to grape. this wine will prove to be much better aging in the cellar. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

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