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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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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"...

  • Chardonnay

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

Subregions of Barossa

Popular Wineries in Barossa View all

  • Torbreck Vintners

    Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994. The roots go back to 1992 when Dave, wh...

  • Winter Creek

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

  • Heggies Vineyard

    The magnificent sweep of country that is now the Heggies Vineyard had been grazing land for most ...

  • John Duval Wines

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

  • Glaymond Wines

    Both Glaymond and Tscharke are the vision of sixth generation vigneron Damien Tscharke who is als...

  • Grant Burge Wines Pty Ltd

    Grant Burge is a fifth-generation Barossa vigneron and winemaker. Throughout his career, Grant...

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Barossa on Snooth

  • DV - it's Malbec from the Loire, from Cahors, from Napa, from Mendoza, from Patagonia, from Barossa, from Lake Balaton, from Walla Walla, and similar places that tastes like soap."I wonder if he's coming back to comment?  It's been a couple of days now."Al - I would say there's almost no chance of a return. Usually it's just a drive by that gets... Read More

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  • Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012

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    Easy and pleasant on the palate Read More

    Wine review by tjjm


  • Three Rings 2006

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    Wine review by Sheraz123


  • Though I managed by being offshore most of the '80s to miss every single ... cab from the ranges east of Barossa on Friday, with the head of Far East for a major international hotel chain as host. That night went on with some friends and family late, late, late at some mescal and tequila bars in the Roppongi part of town where I unfortunately ... Read More

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  • DM - as you know, it's originally from Spain in Aragon. It was the most ... some warm places, like the Barossa Valley, which incidentally has the oldest Garnacha grapevines in the world, it has a strawberry/raspberry fruitiness that's just delicious. Not particularly tannic, good on its own or in a blend, usually GSM but not always. Not necess... Read More

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  • Schild Estate Shiraz 2010

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    Wine review by Popmuseum


  • AL, I give you a big pat on the back for keeping some life in the forum.  ... (for example tonight I had a Barossa Gold (Tscharke) GSM 2011), but I am a bit jaded and think "who really cares?"&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Secret Santa 2015


  • Thorn-Clarke Wines Terra Barossa Shiraz Barossa 2012

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    Wine review by lukejo


  • Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2014

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    Binny's 8/2015. Was forced to use 8 oz. in a Braciole recipe, but downed the rest a couple days later. Really enjoyed it with my mom on her 90th birthday. Stood up to a stout homemade vegetable soup. I must like it, this is the third bottle I have purchased over the last five years. Usually I am a one and done with wine. So many wines, so little... Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Greg Norman Chardonnay Eden Valley Australia 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


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