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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"...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Laughing Jack

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

  • Barton Vale

    Barton Vale House inEnfield, South Australia is the headquarters of the Smith family's diverse ac...

  • Hentley Farm

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

  • Torbreck Vintners

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

  • Hare's Chase

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

  • St Hallett Wines

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

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Barossa on Snooth

  • Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012

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    Another solid 2012 down under wine. This had good blueberry, plum, pepper, slight noted mocha and vanilla accents to the chewy tannins and popping acidity. 9(0 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • D -I am not much of a surfer but my next door neighbour and my nephew who surf ... had there Hens Party in the Barossa couple weeks earlier which is where the Bride to be comes from - Parents are grape growers in Eden Valley and make a pretty good riesling - the grooms father recently retired as Yalumba's Marketing Director.  No chance of wine... Read More

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  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine ... wine ... Yalumba Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon/SHiraz Blend.  This wine is really hitting its straps at 12 years old and its primary fruit is very much balck current with nice slightly vanilla overtones from American Oak treatment, all in balance and decanted f... Read More

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  • Peter Lehmann Clancy's Barossa 2014

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    Excellent coloration of dark cherry, hints of ruby and tinges of purple around the edging. Aromas and flavors are deep, with rustic spice, black fruits/currant and some oakiness on the finish, with slight boozy heat. Smooth mouthfeel and a finish that is dry and reasonably clean. I recommend this one and feel that it is a good representation ... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Aussie List1962 Penfolds Bin 60A Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Shiraz2002 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling1990 Penfolds Grange Shiraz1999 Cullen Diana Madelaine Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot2006 Giaconda ChardonnayNZDon't have a dream list   Read More

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  • Jamshed should be drinking nicely 45 is ok price Healsville is part of Yarra ... ... savoury shiraz than with barossaPenfolds Vintage? price ok if it is NOT 00,03,07,08,09,11Vasse Felix would be a risk but for 30 maybe it is their standard and 17 years for a Margaret River SHiraz in a stretchTin Shed again good Barossa SHiraz but vintage impor... Read More

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  • BTW, any comments on these: the wines, the vintages and the indicated ... GSM ... ... GSM Bin 138-Old Vines, Barossa Valley $440/4,500 JPYVasse Felix, Shiraz, Margaret River, 2000 $30/3,100 JPYTin Shed, Shiraz, Barossa Valley "Single Wire Vineyard" $45/5,000 JPYDePortoli, Semillion Botryis, NSW 2008 $40/5,000 JPYSilini Porriture Nobel, Hawkes... Read More

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  • Round 2 - 4 x AussiesExcellent Group of winesThe Cullen is from Margaret River ... ... Rockford Cabernet is a Barossa CS and is a good wine but not a great wine from my viewpoint.  Barossa does do some very good cabs but SHiraz is their main focus with Grenache being a solid second.  Usually retails for AUD60The Lakes Folly is aptly named as ... Read More

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  • The beginningWe were at Georges on Waymouth at 10 Waymouth Street in the centre ... Klose a client and also a Barossa Grape Grower with family Shiraz grapes going into Rockford Basket Press and my oldest son MichaelStarted with a Peroni Legere [mid strength] to wash down the days coffee and then a gladd of Drappier NV Champag Read More

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  • ALL PROPERLY CELLARED California CollectionSpottswoode CS, Napa 2006  ... ... GSM Bin 138-Old Vines, Barossa Valley $440/4,500 JPYVasse Felix, Shiraz, Margaret River, 2000 $30/3,100 JPYTin Shed, Shiraz, Barossa Valley "Single Wire Vineyard" $45/5,000 JPYDePortoli, Semillion Botryis, NSW 2008 $40/5,000 JPYSilini Porriture Nobel, Hawkes Bay 2001... Read More

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