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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  • 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...

  • 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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  • Yalumba Cabernet-Shiraz Blend Eden Valley the Reserve 2004


    Big and powerful with wonderful fresh fruit aromas set against a backdrop of lightly spicy and used oak. On the palate this is both chewy and fresh with acids that seem a bit high all things considered. Theres lovely balance and purity to the black currant fruit on the palate which shows a little minty quality on the back end. The finish is nice... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Yalumba Signature 05 Australia Barossa Valley Cabernet & Blends 2008


    So smoky on the nose with a moderate dose of toasty oak spice layered under some leafy and bright black currant fruit.On entry this is really attractive with brilliant red and black fruits that have a slight jammy edge to them yet they remain clear and bright on the palate. This is so finely polished but still with cut and great clarity in the m... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Yalumba Shiraz Barossa Valley the Octavius 2006


    Leathery and a bit of animal greets the nose though in a very clean and pure way developing complex and deep aromas of plum and crushed berries over a base of wood spice. One gets the sensation of a bit of over-ripeness in the mouth, though this shows nicely judged tannins supporting blue fruit that explodes on the mid-palate with, gorgeous inne... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Pewsey Vale Riesling Eden Valley the Contours 2003


    People dont get the brilliance of these dry rieslings because they are so rarely encountered with this sort of age on them. Here we have an example with perfect provenance, winery direct in fact. Smoky on the nose with an almost custardy edge to the core of crabapple that is framed by subtle honey and green tea notes. On entry this remains youth... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Yalumba Grenache Barossa Bush Vine 2009


    Quite fruity on the nose with spicy herbal shadings to the core of raspberry and tart strawberry tops aromas all framed with a hint of toasty oak. In the mouth this has the intensity of Grenache which can be be powerful and rich but not weighty, in fact a bit hollow at times like a giant balloon of strawberry fruit which fills your mouth with go... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Hi Ed, I'm guessing you mean the Seppelt tawny port produced by ... ... which is the winery from the Barossa Valley South Australia. While often regarded as the same entity, which is true from a business perspective, I do not due to their forked origins. Seppeltsfield was founded in 1851, while The Best Western winery was founded in 1865.The l... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Couple of Aussie sparklings

  • Pewsey Vale Dry Riesling Eden Valley 2012


    ~ Editor's Choice ~Quite perfumed on the nose, with aromas of apple blossoms, dry tree bark, quince and limes. While painfully young, this shows great cut in the mouth with a nice edge of richness, though it remains medium to light bodied. There's a lovely rush of sour apple, lime and raw quince flavors on the palate, with gentle floral accents ... Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS

  • In a previous posting, I had shared some of the white Rhone-styled wines ... ... Heysen Shiraz 2010, Dorrien, Barossa Valley, SARRP$65.  This wine has a dense, heavier aromatic profile. It is earthy, broody, black plums, blackcurrants, anise and cinnamon bark. A young, full-bodied wine with precise clean-cutting acidity, a good load of soft po... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Australia' take on red Rhones

  • Peter Lehmann Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa the Barossa 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by BallardMark

  •  27th July 2013, Ormond Hall, St Kilda RdIt is well-evident that there is ... is ... Lola 2012, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, SARRP$24. A blend of Ugni blanc, Semillon, Roussanne, Viognier and Marsanne. A lovely, delicate bouquet of lemon, melon, lanolin and exotic spice. Crisp mouthfeel, tart acidity that doesn’t linger too long, allowing the lem... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Australians do Rhone blancs...

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