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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

  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

Subregions of Barossa

Popular Wineries in Barossa View all

  • Barton Vale

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

  • Rusden Wines Pty Ltd

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

  • Laughing Jack

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

  • St Hallett Wines

    St Hallett winery was founded in 1944 by the Lindner family but they only made fortified wines ...

  • Charles Melton Wines Pty Ltd

    Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines, always at our winery on Krondorf Roa...

  • Heggies Vineyard

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

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  • Groom Barossa Valley Bush Block Zinfandel 2010


    Beginnings of tawny coloration, with semi clear transparency.....overall a mildly rusty look. Aromas are a blend of smooth vanilla induced oak, mild spices (cinnamon and pepper) along with ripe berries such as cranberry, cherry and raspberry. Flavors are very fruit forward, with soft vanilla oaked strawberry, blackberry cranberry and black che... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Barossa Valley Estate Gsm 2015


    Pours a rusty violet color and shows nice clarity in the hue. The aromas are of rustic cherry, Earthy/damp peat, slight leather and smooth all around. The flavors are of ripe deep assorted berry (blackberry, blueberry, cherry), very subtle oaked spice, vanilla creaminess and very well balanced alcohol. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth, and wit... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Penfolds Shiraz Grenache Mataro Bin 138 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Charles Melton Rose 2010


    Fruity and dark. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Peter Lehmann Hill & Valley Barossa Shiraz 2013


    Cherry, black currant and black pepper nose with inky and ripe fruit notes. Full body and tannic. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Peter Lehmann the Barossan Shiraz 2015


    14.5% ABV Black fruit and a touch of leather on the nose. Red and Black fruit on the palate with tart acidity and a lightish tannin finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Thorn Clarke William Randell Barossa Shiraz 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Sophie's 'Palm Block' Barossa Valley Australia Shiraz 2015


    Its drinkable, but not at the level of a good Italian Shiraz. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Got some new wines in:L - The Grahams LBV Porto 2012R - The Schiild Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015L - The Banfi Centine Toscana 2016 - a daily that goes great with red meat sauce pastasR - The Royal Tokjai Late Harvest 2016 - A little sweety that I curious about due to the the Hungry banned the production of 3/4 puttonyos Tokhai. Read More

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  • Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache Barossa 2016


    Warm and spicy with lots of floral and fresh cherry character. Blueberry, black currant and bold spice with tart acidity and notes of candied plum, black cherry and a touch of tobacco, finishing clean with a bit of birch cola and medicine. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

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