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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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • St Hallett Wines

    St Hallet focuses on crafting full-flavoured , textured wines entirely from Barossa fruit.

  • Ross Estate Wines Pty Ltd

    When you first visit the Barossa Valley you obtain an overwhelming feeling of old-world charm and...

  • Torbreck Vintners

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

  • Grant Burge Wines Pty Ltd

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

  • Heggies Vineyard

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

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  • Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz 2010

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    Another success story and a continuing cellar selection for me and my friends. Good red berry and blueberry fruit profile, with accenting pepper, chocolate, spice and anise with tannins and great acidity make for a lengthy aftertaste. This is always a great pairing for Mexican food. Paul 90 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz 2010

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  • Thorn Clarke Mount Crawford Eden Valley Riesling 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Manikay Barossa Valley Shiraz 2012

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    Smokey on the nose with black and red fruits developing with some air. Lots of acid and firm tannins provided a lengthy finish. Drunken blindly, I would of bet this was a Northern Rhone. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • I made way too much chili a few weeks ago and have been eating it since. It has ... has ... Shiraz and GSM from Barossa, a Zweigelt rosado from Austria, and I don't remember what else. Something white.I am sure the beers would be OK. I just don't drink the Read More

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  • Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012

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    Wine review by mychalannie


  • Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley 2011

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  • Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley 2011

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  • Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley 2011

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    This has aged really well. After a slight dumb stage this really turned up the heat. Mostly red fruits (oddly) with a little blueberry thrown in, excellent mnerality, pepper and delicious acidity with tannic support to give a generous mouthfeel and lengthy aftertaste. Drink or hold for up to more 18 months - Paul 90 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz Barossa 2012

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    Whew - did the pepper ever come out as this sat. Kinda took over. The fruit was ... the coffee, cocao and that Barossa dirt - the extent of the spice would has handled any Spnish, Mexican, burger or pizza food offerings out there. Just a little less and this would have been a 91. Drink now - Paul 90 poin Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


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