Barossa Wine

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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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

Subregions of Barossa

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  • Massena Vineyards Pty Ltd

    On a brightly moonlit Tuesday evening at around eleven o'clock on the Barossa to Clare road, two ...

  • Heggies Vineyard

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

  • Hentley Farm

    Our Cellar Door is open and we invite you to pay us a visit. Please drop in and unearth the uniqu...

  • Hewitson Pty Ltd

    Hewitson is dedicated to producing traditionally-made, expressive wines from the great vineyards ...

  • Tait Wines

    The growth in stature for Tait Wines has come about fairly quickly and directly reflects the dedi...

  • Laughing Jack

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

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Barossa on Snooth

  • Jacob's Creek Shiraz Reserve 2013


    These wines always are better after laying down for a year or two...this is no exception. It has fleshed out, the plum and blueberry notes are fuller and the peppery notes and spice ride to a medium tannic finish accompanied by driving acidity. 89 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Peter Lehmann Portrait Shiraz 2014


    Medium bodied and showing pepper, plum and some dark berry fruits. Vanilla and anise round ot the palate. Easy drinking and good for short term cellaring. 88 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • RThe Penfolds Bin 28 is generally good value for money, really good example of Barossa Shiraz [Kalimna is a sub region] we usually pay between AUD25-35 a bottleThe Yalumba Grenache is a really good food drink particularly lightly spiced vietnamese and Thai foodThe Leeuwin Cab has oten been dissappointing given the the combination of Margaret Riv... Read More

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  • Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache Barossa 2015


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    Wine review by DTR789WSD

  • Viognier Eden Valley. Yalumba 2015


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    Wine review by DTR789WSD

  • We all have a favourite go to wine Mine is Riesling - Clare - Penna Lane ... around $15+/-5Red is Shiraz Barossa Penfolds Bin 28 around $30 or Mamre Brook around $25 or for a Cab Coonawarra Wynns Balck label 25- Read More

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  • Hunter gets the direct impact of monsoonal stuffSouth Australia - Barossa/Mclaren Vale and Clare has been just some untimely heavy falls around critical ripening periods for reds resulting in damage to fruit as well as bad disease conditionsThis has not been helped by lower than usual temperatures which in absence of the rain would have been gre... Read More

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  • Rain all the way from Hunter to Barossa over to Western Australia? Read More

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  • LexiYou could try some big barossa shirazes to supplemnet the Amon Ra mentoined abovePenfolds RWTGrant Burge MeschachSt HugoDutschke Oscar SemmlerHenschke Mt Edelstone Read More

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  • Notice I said Byron Bay 'south', that included down to Melbourne and ... even around to Adelaide and Barossa a couple of times. Technically I should have said from Noosa south, because was there and Brisbane a few times, too. Several to Byron Bay (early last decade almost got a place overlooking it in the hinterlands with koalas in the gum tre... Read More

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