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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Subregions of Barossa

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  • Rusden Wines Pty Ltd

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

  • Winter Creek

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

  • Ross Estate Wines Pty Ltd

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

  • The Colonial Estate

    World’s End is the culmination of over 15 years of winemaking in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux and the ...

  • John Duval Wines

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

  • Barton Vale

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

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Barossa on Snooth

  • Thorn-Clarke Wines Terra Barossa Shiraz Barossa 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by lukejo

  • Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2014


    Binny's 8/2015. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Greg Norman Chardonnay Eden Valley Australia 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

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  • An interesting tasting, well eclectic, with a truly global spread. Useful notes, thanks.Surprised the Carmenere scored so high. Both the Togni and PonCanet are still in their infancy.Was it necessary to reveal the wines so early during the flights? Read More

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  • My wine group met yesterday, my turn to host. Wines are served blind, usually ... 2:A couple of Aussies from Barossa; both showing well.Elderton Command 1993Elderton Command 19941994 was a little sweeter, but also quite heavy. Preferred the lighter touch and longer finish of the 1993.1994 871995 89Flight 3:Terryuno Carmenere 2004: Conche de To... Read More

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  • Cool Woods Eden Valley Pinot Noir 2008


    2013 review. This is a nice wine for the price. It is a bit more tart than most pinots but not overly so that you're puckering your lips. I taste the spiced cherry notes more than anything. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Two Hands Shiraz Gnarly Dudes 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by Liandra160

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