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      Barossa Valley
      Latitude
      Altitude
      250-370m
      Growing Season Rainfall
      160mm
      Mean January Temperature
      21.4°C
      Harvest
      End February to late April
      Wineries
      126
      Website
      Cracka Rating 90

      About Barossa Valley

      The Barossa Valley is Australia’s most celebrated wine region. It is home to some of the oldest vineyards in the world and pioneering families that have shaped the landscape of Australian wine. In a region of over 100 producers, boutique vignerons meet global brands like Penfolds, Wolf Blass and Jacob’s creek. The Barossa Valley is renowned for rich, robust shiraz that stains your glass an inky purple. Lavish raspberry and liquorice flavours are laced with mint and bound together by lashings of chocolate and thunder. Plush styles of cabernet sauvignon, generous semillon and chardonnay also thrive along the valley floor. A long history of fortified production makes opulent wines loaded with fruitcake and spice. Young guns in the Valley are looking to the vineyard and exploring time honoured winemaking techniques to re-invent traditional varieties. Grenache is making a real resurgence and standing proudly as a single varietal as well as in GSM blends. Emerging varieties proving successful include tempranillo, viognier, vermentino and to a lesser extent, savagnin. The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm, continental climate and wide diversity of terroir. Gnarly old shiraz and grenache vines interspersed with mataro in traditional mixed plantings are a living legacy of a grape growing tradition dating back to the 1840s. A rich patchwork of soil ranges through deep alluvials on the riverbanks to red-brown and cracking black clays, sandy flats and powerful ironstone in the north. Centred around the townships of Lyndoch, Tanunda, Nuriootpa and Angaston, the districts of the valley wind through Williamstown, Bethany, Krondorf, Rowland Flat, Vine Vale, Gomersal, Stonewell, Seppeltsfield, Greenock, Marananga, Ebenezer, Moppa, Koonunga, Light Pass, Kalimna and Stockwell. The Barons Of Barossa Founded in 1974, the Barons of Barossa are a philanthropic wine fraternity modelled on European societies such as the Chevaliers du Tastevin (knights of the wine tasting cup). The Barons hold a formal declaration of vintage ceremony at the beginning of harvest each year. A large community procession is followed by blessing of the grapes and the announcement of the vigneron and winemaker of the year. baronsofbarossa.com Barons Of Barossa Charter ‘To promote and foster the Barossa, its wine, gastronomy and viticulture enterprises and to preserve and maintain the heritage, lifestyle and traditions of the Barossa’ [Ba-rossa] – Hill of Roses Watch Stuart Macgill uncork the Barossa Valley

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      2013 Toro Loco Barossa Valley Shiraz

      2013 Toro Loco Barossa Valley Shiraz

      Our most popular Barossa Shiraz is back, bigger and badder than ever, this fabulously warm vintage delivering up a beast of a Barossan Shiraz with big purple fruit flavours and big, rich oak presence.

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2013 Grant Burge Cameron Vale Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon

      2013 Grant Burge Cameron Vale Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon

      The Burge Family history in the Barossa region can be traced back to 1855 so you could say the family has had a fair bit of practice at the art of winemaking. This Cabernet Sauvignon paints a pretty picture too. It’s a rich style of regional Caber...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 Red Dot & Feather Shiraz

      2014 Red Dot & Feather Shiraz

      Here at Cracka we love Shiraz, big, bold, juicy Shiraz. And we know you do too! That's why we sourced this little beauty. Soft and plush, with generous fruits, this is a slurpable style that will have you reaching for a second glass in no time.

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2013 John Duval Eligo Shiraz

      2013 John Duval Eligo Shiraz

      Colour: Deep purple-red Nose: Savoury berry, spice nose. Blackberry and blueberry with hints of liquorice and dark chocolate Palate: Elegant expression of dark fruit with concentrated layers of berry, earthy savouriness and smoked meat flavo...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2015 Yalumba Organic Riverland Shiraz

      2015 Yalumba Organic Riverland Shiraz

      Ring the bell and hold the phone. We don’t give away five stars that often but this wine certainly gets it. Just a deliciously fascinating mid-weight Shiraz with earthy spicy characters and really impressive length. Far from a block buster this i...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2015 Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz

      2015 Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz

      Rich, roughly hewn and chunky, this is a generous, straightforward Shiraz that is made to be drunk by woodcutters. That means that it's unsubtle and bold but that is even part of the joy of a wine like this. You know exactly what you're getting - ...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 Schwarz Meta Shiraz

      2014 Schwarz Meta Shiraz

      Bouquet: An appealing, aromatic bouquet of red fruits; cherry, plum and raspberry with some dried herb Palate: Medium to full-bodied. Juicy and vibrant with red and black fruits and some supporting oak. Tannin is fine and chalky. Acid clean and...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 Purple Hands Barossa Valley Mataro Shiraz Grenache

      2014 Purple Hands Barossa Valley Mataro Shiraz Grenache

      What a beautifully round and vibrant purple wine this one is, a big dollop of juicy fruit and followed by more fruit. It is a light to medium bodied red of simply joyous fruit. Don't come looking for your typical full bodied red here, just a juicy...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 Torbreck The Steading GSM

      2014 Torbreck The Steading GSM

      In the Torbreck hierarchy, The Steading actually sits closer to the bottom than the top but, controversially, it can actually be one of the more satisfying wines. What makes it so is that it is lighter, less oak-rich and more fruit driven than som...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 St Hallet Butcher's Cart Shiraz

      2014 St Hallet Butcher's Cart Shiraz

      The Butcher’s Cart Shiraz is inspired by the pioneering spirit of the early days at St Hallett. It’s recommended this rich and bold Shiraz be enjoyed with a thick juicy steak, a buttery mash and some token green beans.

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2016 Chaffey Bros Not Your Grandma's Rose

      2016 Chaffey Bros Not Your Grandma's Rose

      Here's a bonny sweet-fruited wine that would go down well with a slight chill and a bowl of prawns. Red fruits abound in this light-bodied rosé, along with musk florals and soft spices. The palate is more off-dry, bright and fresh, with those red ...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2016 St Hallett Rose

      2016 St Hallett Rose

      If you are going to make a Rosé in the Barossa Valley, the choices are Shiraz or Grenache and we are pleased St. Hallett chose Grenache for their version because Grenache grapes can offer sweetness as well as savoury elements. In this striking pin...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2013 Kaesler Stonehorse Barossa Shiraz Grenache

      2013 Kaesler Stonehorse Barossa Shiraz Grenache

      Kaesler plus Barossa equals a damn fine drink. This is a classic Australian blend full of sweet fruit and loads of stuffing with plenty of interest sure to impress the snootiest of guests.

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 Schwarz Wine Company The Schiller Shiraz

      2014 Schwarz Wine Company The Schiller Shiraz

      Drinking a glass of this wine is drinking a slice of Aussie wine history. The fruit comes from the remaining 400 vines planted in the 1880s by Carl August Otto Schiller, when the Australian wine industry was still embryonic. The wine itself is dee...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2015 Cool Woods Chardonnay

      2015 Cool Woods Chardonnay

      If there’s one thing that’s cool it’s Chardonnay and this white from Thorn-Clarke ticks all the right boxes. It’s made with fruit from the cool Eden Valley and it’s called Cool Woods, so it’s a cool all rounder. You’ll find aromas of peach as well...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2013 Langmeil Three Gardens Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

      2013 Langmeil Three Gardens Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

      As the weather gets cooler it’s the reds in your cellar that tend to get a workout and what could be more comforting on a cool winter’s night than a Barossa blend that’s as familiar as a loved one’s kiss? Okay, we may be stretching that a bit far ...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles GSM

      2014 Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles GSM

      This unwooded Grenache blend is all about fruit. About fermented grape juice and the joy of Grenache when it's fresh and young and juicy. Made with a bare minimum of oak and even a bare minimum of winemaking, it's a wine for drinking, not serious ...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2015 Cool Woods Shiraz

      2015 Cool Woods Shiraz

      If you are looking for the kind of Shiraz that won’t blow your budget and delivers an enormous swathe of flavour then you should jump on this wine. Made by the talented winemaking team at Shotfire Ridge in the Barossa, it‘s actually sourced from t...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2015 Running With Bulls Barossa Tempranillo

      2015 Running With Bulls Barossa Tempranillo

      This has to be one of the best bargain food-friendly wines going around! It's a more medium-bodied style that shows plenty of spiced hedgerow berries, soft spice and mocha on the nose, then the palate kicks in with succulent choc-coated plums, fin...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2016 Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rose

      2016 Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rose

      This fun, pretty little Rose is made in a dry style, and exhibits smells of bright red berries and sour cherries on the nose, along with subtle hints of soft cinnamon-like spices. The palate is light and sweetly-fruited, with refreshing acidity, f...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley