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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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      2015 Mystery 97 Point Barossa Shiraz

      2015 Mystery 97 Point Barossa Shiraz

      This little gem from the Barossa is a must for any Big, Bold Shiraz lover. Loads of fruit flavours are encapsulated in layers of spice and chocolatey oak. Scoring a swathe of top reviews and trophy and a gold medal, this is a no-brainer. Grab a co...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Barossa Valley
      NV Jacob's Creek Sparkling Lightly

      NV Jacob's Creek Sparkling Lightly

      The Sparkling Lightly range, which is available in white and rosé variants, has been developed by the winemaking team at Jacob's Creek to offer a delicately bubbly drinking experience that is enjoyable on any occasion.

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 Mystery 96 Point Barossa Shiraz

      2014 Mystery 96 Point Barossa Shiraz

      This parcel is located at the highest point in the north-eastern corner of our vineyard where the soils become shallow and rocky. This section is planted to a special clone of Shiraz (100 year old selection) which following harvest, was open ferme...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 Jacob's Creek Reserve Barossa Signature Shiraz

      2014 Jacob's Creek Reserve Barossa Signature Shiraz

      There is a bit of conjecture about the use of the word "signature" on this label at the moment. Regardless of what the court rule about the label, we at Cracka think that the booze inside the bottle is something the Barossa and the crew at Jacobs ...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 Zeppelin Big Bertha Barossa Valley Shiraz

      2014 Zeppelin Big Bertha Barossa Valley Shiraz

      Like to get your hands on Big Bertha? She’s a big, bold Barossan lady in search of good times. Once you taste what’s on offer, you’ll know it’s only good times ahead as this is the kind of Shiraz that has given the Barossa a reputation for flavour...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2013 Tim Smith Wines Mataro

      2013 Tim Smith Wines Mataro

      It’s dark and brooding and it’s been planted in Australia for over a century. It’s got a few names too, Mourvedre, Mataro or Monastrell it’s all the same grape which causes no end of confusion. If you want a red that’s savoury and spectacular you’...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2013 Tim Smith Wines Mataro Grenache Shiraz

      2013 Tim Smith Wines Mataro Grenache Shiraz

      If there was one style that summed up the Barossa rather than just the clichéd Shiraz then it would have to be the Rhone style blend of GSM or in this case Mataro, Grenache and Shiraz. This wine blitzed the competition at the 2010 London Internati...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 Massena The Eleventh Hour Shiraz

      2014 Massena The Eleventh Hour Shiraz

      Sourced from 60-year-old vines that were almost bulldozed, this is quite a full-bodied, dense style of shiraz that is choc-a-block full of sweet dark fruits on the nose, along with a good dose of pepper spice, and a touch of deli-meats. The palate...

      Cracka rating90
      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
      2013 Schild Estate Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz

      2013 Schild Estate Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz

      The classic Barossan blend this, coupling (arguably) the three most well suited red grapes to the Barossa together in a classic love match. Schild do the blend rather well too, making for a quite approachable, jubey style with less oak and more re...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2010 Grant Burge Meshach Shiraz (single bottle)

      2010 Grant Burge Meshach Shiraz (single bottle)

      It's time to bring out the big guns! This super-premium Shiraz is a real heavyhitter of the Aussie wine industry, with a swinging reputation for guts and glory that goes back decades! The secret here is all about very old vines, with the ultra-con...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2013 Elderton High Altitude Cabernet Sauvignon

      2013 Elderton High Altitude Cabernet Sauvignon

      James Halliday is right on the money with this one "special value for money, the price is barely believable" - too right! It is just stacked full of leafy, blackcurrant fruit - full-bodied, dense, powerful - all you could ever ask for in top notch...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 Cool Woods Shiraz

      2014 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
      2013 Kurtz Family Vineyards Seven Sleepers Shiraz

      2013 Kurtz Family Vineyards Seven Sleepers Shiraz

      Now, here's a good buy if you are looking for a fulsome and fruity shiraz that still maintains a bit of grace about it. It comes across as a bit better balanced than the 2012 version, with dark fruits and choc-coated plums coming to the fore on th...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2012 Schwarz Wine Company Thiele Road Grenache

      2012 Schwarz Wine Company Thiele Road Grenache

      Schwarz delves into single vineyard Barossa with this grenache. The fruit comes from some gnarly dude vines planted in 1946, so there's a fair bit of concentration of fruit here. Scents of plums and red berries float out of the glass, together wit...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2012 Kurtz Family Vineyards Boundary Row Grenache Shiraz Ma

      2012 Kurtz Family Vineyards Boundary Row Grenache Shiraz Ma

      The Kurtz Family are as Barossan as Mettwurst or Schnitzel, such is their proud tradition of winemaking going back to the 1930s. This GSM blend is another specialty of the region and we defy you not to be seduced by it’s drinkability. A multitude ...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2012 St Hallett The Reward Cabernet Sauvignon

      2012 St Hallett The Reward Cabernet Sauvignon

      The Reward from industry stalwarts, St Hallet, is their more restrained offering if you are looking for something that isn't a body-builder style. Smells of black fruits and leafiness rise from the glass, whilst the palate is medium-bodied and gra...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2012 Tim Smith Wines Barossa Shiraz

      2012 Tim Smith Wines Barossa Shiraz

      There must be something special about the Barossa, more and more we are seeing Shiraz coming out of the region that’s got power and elegance and this is a classic example. Tim Smith is one of the most assured boutique winemakers in the region and ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2010 Schild Estate Sparkling Shiraz

      2010 Schild Estate Sparkling Shiraz

      It doesn't get any more Australian than sparkling shiraz. This vintage version from Schild Estate shows dark berry, cherry and plummy fruits on the nose, with a generous lick of chocolate. The palate is a tad sweet with mellow tannins, approachabl...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Barossa Valley
      NV Cool Woods Sparkling Brut Reserve

      NV Cool Woods Sparkling Brut Reserve

      Cool Woods wines are made to be enjoyed with friends and family – the wines are sourced from our own cool climate vineyards, and supplemented with fruit from neighbouring cool climate regions. Cool Woods Sparkling Brut is a NV (Non Vintage) wine ...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley