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Barossa is a state famous for its production of Shiraz, the signature grape of Australia, and its Riesling. The name is a bastardization of “The Hill of Roses” (Cerro de las Rosas) in Spain, named by Colonel Light, who fought in the Spanish Peninsula War. It is steeped in German Lutheran heritage, dating back to the 1840’s when many fled from religious persecution to the colony, eventually establishing farms and vineyards. The oldest Shiraz plantings in Australia are located in the Langmeil winery.

Barossa is subdivided into the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley subregions.

Shiraz is where it’s at in the Barossa Valley, with other Rhone grapes produced as varietal releases and GSMs, which are blends of Grenache, Shiraz (Syrah) and Mourvedre, here known as Mataro. Also, taking a cue from the Rhone, some Shiraz releases are blended with a small amount of white Viognier for structure. Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay are the next popular varietals. Recently, more experimental international Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Barossa View all

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

Subregions of Barossa

Popular Wineries in Barossa View all

  • Winter Creek

    Winter Creek is situated at Williamstown in the far South of the Barossa Valley and is owned by D...

  • Charles Melton Wines Pty Ltd

    Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines, always at our winery on Krondorf Roa...

  • Hare's Chase

    Winemaker Peter Taylor, and private businessman Michael de la Haye, had been friends for years, w...

  • Laughing Jack

    The Laughing Jack Vineyard is a small parcel of the Kalleske's 85 acres of young and old vine. T...

  • John Duval Wines

    Winemaking John Duval, Chief winemaker of Penfolds Grange from 1986-2002, celebrates the relea...

  • Rusden Wines Pty Ltd

    In 1979 Christine and Dennis Canute purchased 40 acres of run-down vineyard in Vine Vale; white s...

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  • Shotfire Barossa Quartage 2007 2007

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    2007 vintage...enjoying Oct 2020Pours a cranberry color with Earthy rustic brownish tones and has silky thick legs that run down the inside of my wineglass. The aromas are of smooth cranberry, blackberry, cherry and peppery spices, with a background of cedar and spearmint freshness. Flavors follow suit, with balanced dark berry and fruit....cu... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Two Hands Grenache Barossa Valley Yesterday's Hero 2004

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    Wine review by Rajnish1010


  • Groom Barossa Valley Bush Block Zinfandel 2010

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    Beginnings of tawny coloration, with semi clear transparency.....overall a mildly rusty look. Aromas are a blend of smooth vanilla induced oak, mild spices (cinnamon and pepper) along with ripe berries such as cranberry, cherry and raspberry. Flavors are very fruit forward, with soft vanilla oaked strawberry, blackberry cranberry and black che... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Barossa Valley Estate Gsm 2015

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    Pours a rusty violet color and shows nice clarity in the hue. The aromas are of rustic cherry, Earthy/damp peat, slight leather and smooth all around. The flavors are of ripe deep assorted berry (blackberry, blueberry, cherry), very subtle oaked spice, vanilla creaminess and very well balanced alcohol. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth, and wit... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Penfolds Shiraz Grenache Mataro Bin 138 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Charles Melton Rose 2010

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    Fruity and dark. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Peter Lehmann Hill & Valley Barossa Shiraz 2013

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    Cherry, black currant and black pepper nose with inky and ripe fruit notes. Full body and tannic. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Peter Lehmann the Barossan Shiraz 2015

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    14.5% ABV Black fruit and a touch of leather on the nose. Red and Black fruit on the palate with tart acidity and a lightish tannin finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Thorn Clarke William Randell Barossa Shiraz 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


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

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    Its drinkable, but not at the level of a good Italian Shiraz. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


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