Murray Street Vineyards

+61 (0)8 8562 8373 Murray Street
Greenock, CA 5360
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My wife Vanessa and I have dreamed of making our own wine since I spent my first vintage throwing grapes into a press at St Hallett. We both fell in love with the wine industry as a whole, and many of the individuals who work to make it all happen. Throughout my time learning the trade from many inspiring winemakers, Vanessa and I wrote and refined business plans, models and concepts and showed them to anyone who would read them. Most of our ideas were ‘pie in the sky’, but one finally hit home and got some interest. Bill and Pattie Jahnke, our partners and great friends, read our latest manifestation of a plan and quickly came down to see what we were talking about. Together, the dream has now become a reality. Of course early on I had no idea how to make our dream a reality, or how to make wine. But a vintage with Myron Redford at Amity Vineyards in Oregon (USA), gave me a chance to learn more about the craft of winemaking than I would dream of learning at college. I have had the opportunity Read more »

Varietals Produced by Murray Street Vineyards View all

  • 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"...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • 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...

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  • I'll be at Taste of Sonoma on Saturday at MacMurray Ranch. Napagirl, you've been quiet on this event. Are you staying home this year? This is the event of the year around here. Over 200 wineries pouring 700+ wines paired with food from over 60 chefs from the best restaurants in the County.Wine served under huge tents labeled by appellation, RRV,... Read More

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  • Just secured my tickets to the Taste of Sonoma on Sept 3rd, day 2 of a 3 day wine and food event that will knock your collective socks off. Anyone else planning on attending?Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Read More

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  • Hello-My wife and I are taking a three day trip to Sonoma in August. I'm looking for some of the best wineries (rated by wine quality) to visit. Any suggestions?Thanks. Read More

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  • To see a slideshow of our 12 favorite Pinots tasted, go to Pinot Noir - November 2010.Pinot Noir is an easy go-to wine for Thanksgiving, but with so many styles on the market can every one really be an ideal match? That, of course, is a very personal decision, and while I’ve tasted three dozen or so Pinot for this review -- and yes, they are alm... Read More

    From the article Pinot Noir Review

  • like the Sat tasting is 150 wineries/ over 1000 wines plus food.  I am gonna try to make this one if a) I can get a room and b) friend or hubby can come.Looks GREAT- especially since I love the area. Read More

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  • Not, I repeat not, a thread about whether the 2009 Bordeaux is great, but more about whether you trust the reviews. After the 2009 en primeur week, the opinion is unsurprisingly about a brilliant "vintage of the decade". I think this is the 3rd in the last 10 years n'est-ce-pas? So do we need to review how we review the en primeur? Do you trust ... Read More

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  • Murray Street Greenock Barossa Valley 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by rjyoung3

  • Murray Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Rouge 2002


    a blend of cab franc and merlot makes this a very elegant wine. big fruit nose, cedar and clove on the mid palate, lean in the acid department but elegant. Read More

    Wine review by George Parkinson

  • Murray Street Vineyards Shiraz Blend Barossa Valley Benno Shiraz Mataro 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by Strumerika

  • Murray Street Vineyards Red Blend Barossa Valley Cabernets 2004


    attractive tabacco and cassis fruit, perfumed and intensely decadent.Silky smooth and mature, ready to go now! Read More

    Wine review by thomsey

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