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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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      2009 Red Bike Barossa Shiraz Grenache Mataro

      2009 Red Bike Barossa Shiraz Grenache Mataro

      This is Murray Street Vineyards 'The Barossa' 2009 wine, with their export label on the front of the bottle. An epic coup for us here at Cracka! on release, this wine was a monster. A big rich brooding beast. Tear ya teeth out kind of stuff. w...

      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 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
      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 Jacob's Creek Classic Riesling

      2014 Jacob's Creek Classic Riesling

      We've said it before, and we'll say it again - riesling is one of the best value wines around, and this one further supports our claim. It has been snowed-under with gold medals, and it will only improve over the next 5-years. Aromas of lemons, li...

      Cracka rating100
      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
      2010 Rolf Binder Wines Heinrich Shiraz Mataro Grenache

      2010 Rolf Binder Wines Heinrich Shiraz Mataro Grenache

      At 14.3% alcohol, this is quite an elegant wine from Rolf Binder. It's quite fragrant and floral on the nose, as well as showing some appealing sweet smelling red fruits. The palate is fuller-bodied with raspberry-like fruit flavours, fine, lacy t...

      Cracka rating80
      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
      2009 Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Barossa Shiraz

      2009 Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Barossa Shiraz

      This is big ticket stuff, the kind of wine that is not just for an occasion, it is the occasion. Yalumba remind us once again why they so famed for crafting wine from the Barossa region that is so expressive. This is full of intrigue and excitemen...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2009 Swire & Noble Swire Valley Shiraz

      2009 Swire & Noble Swire Valley Shiraz

      Following closely behind our flagship Mount Noble, this wine exhibits the same great qualities of a true Barossa Valley Shiraz with an approachable palate and appealing price point. All Swire and Noble products are extensively consumer tested a...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 Jacob's Creek Twin Pickings Sauvignon Blanc Moscato

      2014 Jacob's Creek Twin Pickings Sauvignon Blanc Moscato

      The Twin Pickings range from Jacobs Creek sees the meeting of two like-minded grape varieties in a light-bodied, low alcohol (8.4%), slightly sweet style. This one shows scents of passionfruit, grassiness and lemons on the nose, which translates t...

      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
      2012 Richmond Grove Black Cat Shiraz

      2012 Richmond Grove Black Cat Shiraz

      Now, here's a black cat you would be happy to cross paths with. It's an easy drinking, highly slurpable style of shiraz that shows that shows lots of ripe plums, pepper spice and mocha on the nose. The palate is medium to full-bodied and sweetly-f...

      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
      2014 Jacob's Creek Classic Chardonnay

      2014 Jacob's Creek Classic Chardonnay

      This ultra-bargain offering from Jacobs Creek punches well above it's price point, and would be great for those casual evenings over a bowl of mushroom fettuccine. It's a peachy little number on the nose and palate, along with licks if toastiness ...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 Teusner Joshua Grenache Mataro Shiraz

      2014 Teusner Joshua Grenache Mataro Shiraz

      A largely unoaked blend of Grenache Mataro and Shiraz, this is a light to medium bodied red that shows rather pretty red fruit characters in abundance. An easy red made for early drinking and with a big emphasis on fun. Easy.

      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
      2009 Santa Rita Reserva Syrah

      2009 Santa Rita Reserva Syrah

      Three words get us excited in the Cracka office. Bush Vine Grenache. Add into the equation the Barossa and the fact it’s from Yelland & Papps and we are even more excited. This wine is made with fruit from 130-year-old vines that imbues it with am...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley