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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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      2014 Mystery 96 Point Premium Barossa Shiraz

      2014 Mystery 96 Point Premium Barossa Shiraz

      While we can't say too much about the identity of this wine without giving the game away, we can let slip that it comes from a small producer on the up - one who we've sold a lot of wine from over the last 12 months. For this wine, they've pul...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2013 Mystery 96 Point Single Vineyard Barossa Shiraz

      2013 Mystery 96 Point Single Vineyard Barossa Shiraz

      Normally this five-red-star-rated Barossa producer is known for wine blended from multiple vineyard plots. But more recently they've branched out into single vineyard wines, and this 2013 Mystery 96 Point Single Vineyard Barossa Shiraz shows exact...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2013 Mystery 95 Point Single Vineyard Barossa Shiraz

      2013 Mystery 95 Point Single Vineyard Barossa Shiraz

      An incredible wine this is, with Halliday awarding 95 points and calling it a 'great illustration of... terroir.' James Suckling also loved it, awarding it 92 points and commenting that the 'superb vineyard' beginnings had produced a wine 'rich' w...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2007 Smidge Barossa The Tardy Zinfandel

      2007 Smidge Barossa The Tardy Zinfandel

      This 2007 Smidge 'The Tardy" Barossa Zinfandel is the passion project of Two Hands head winemaker Matt Wenk. Named after Matt's creative approach to timekeeping, this Barossan powerhouse of a wine is unapologetically massive - it ain't no wallflow...

      Cracka rating90
      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 John Duval Plexus GSM

      2014 John Duval Plexus GSM

      From ex-Grange winemaker John Duval, comes this elegant and juicy SGM. Scents of raspberries, dark cherries and deli meats rise appealingly out of the glass, before the palate chimes in with red and black berry tastes, a lick of toast, chalky tann...

      Cracka rating80
      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 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
      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 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
      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 Chaffey Bros Battle for Barrosa La Conquista! Temprani

      2015 Chaffey Bros Battle for Barrosa La Conquista! Temprani

      What a lovely medium-bodied red this is! Made from tempranillo and grenache, it's a juicy, elegant style that shows abundant cherries on the nose, along with red berries and whiffs of chocolate. The palate is smooth and velvety, with a succulent c...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2015 Langmeil The Long Mile Shiraz

      2015 Langmeil The Long Mile Shiraz

      Langmeil means 'long mile' in German, with the winery given this name as it was a rather slow, mile-long walk from the closest township for the early Barossan settlers. Fittingly, this is a very Barossan red - loads of ripe fruit, sweet oak and ch...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2015 Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz

      2015 Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz

      The Glaetzer name is synonymous with many of the Barossa’s most famous drops produced by patriarch Colin. Today the Glaetzer name proudly continues with son Ben responsible for winemaking duties. This Shiraz uses fruit from vineyards ranging from ...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2016 Chaffey Bros Not Your Grandma's Eden Valley Riesling

      2016 Chaffey Bros Not Your Grandma's Eden Valley Riesling

      Not Your Grandma's riesling may allude to the fact this is a dry style of riesling rather than the really sweet ones from back in the day, but that's not to say your grandma won’t like this one, too. There's plenty of bright, zesty lemons and lime...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 John Duval Eligo Shiraz

      2014 John Duval Eligo Shiraz

      Varieties: Shiraz 100%. Eligo represents the best of my 2014 vintage and is sourced from some excellent Shiraz vineyards in the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley regions. Winemaking: Fermentation with submerged cap in small stainless steel ferment...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 Kaesler Estate Stonehorse Barossa Shiraz

      2014 Kaesler Estate Stonehorse Barossa Shiraz

      You can always bank on the Kaesler Stonehorse range providing some of the best value wines you are ever likely to see coming out of the Barossa. This Shiraz is a Cracka - a big fist full of old-fashioned Barossa fruit - the kind of wine that might...

      Cracka rating80
      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