Philip Shaw

+61 2 8274 2855 Koomooloo Vineyard PO Box 2473
Caldwell Lane, 2800
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The dream started long before the acquisition of Koomooloo (vineyard site) in 1988. Philip spent years investigating and exploring many regions within Australia until by accident Philip noticed the undulating roll of the countryside when flying over the Orange region. After a few days of intense research into this highland area he returned the next week to find the region had a near-perfect balance of elevation and sunshine. The adventure began when Philip purchased the land for his Koomooloo vineyard in June 1988. In close proximity to the region’s highest peak, Mt Canobolas, Koomooloo vineyard rises to an altitude of 900M with red loam soils over limestone.The details > 20 years to find another 20 years to grow. > Koomooloo - 47ha vineyard planted by Philip and family between 1988 - 89. > The vineyard peaks at an altitude of 900M on the side of the extinct volcano Mt Canobolas. > With less than 1% of Australian vineyards above 600M, Koomooloo is one of the highest vineyards in Australia Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • The Idiot Shiraz Philip Shaw 2009

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    Wine review by Wally Boydell


  • So, I am beginning to write a series of emails that you can vote on. Problem is, I'll need your help to make the lists. I figured I would start simply, and make a list of the top 5 red wines in the world. I'm not talking specifics, but rather geeral categories, and eventuallywe can start naming our favorite specific wines i each category. So I'm... Read More

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  • The Idiot Shiraz Philip Shaw 2009

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    Wine review by eeldraw


  • What's the worst wine you have ever had? I had some Don Luciano Shiraz over the weekend (which is a $4.00 wine I picked up at Wal-Mart...just to see). I had had the Don Luciano Chardonnay and it was OK, but the Shiraz I had smelled like road kill (very heavy sulfur)--I wonder if I got a bad bottle.  Has anyone else tried it? Read More

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  • Philip Shaw Shiraz No 2005

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    This is not a typical Australian Shiraz. This driks more like a good Rhone or a Chateuaneuf. Medium-full bodied with aromas of berries and pie spice. It the mouth it shows mutiple layers of flavors with fine tannins. It is perfectly balanced and has a very pleasant and long finish. Flavors of berries and apricot are intermingled with with n... Read More

    Wine review by Alexr79


  • Philip Shaw Chardonnay Orange No. 11 2004

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    Wine review by joss


  • Cumulus Wines Philip Shaw No. 19 Koomooloo Vineyard Orange Sauvignon Blanc 2006

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    Typical New World Sauvignon Blanc - very grassy - not my style. Read More

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