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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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      2011 Rolf Binder Hales Barossa Shiraz

      2011 Rolf Binder Hales Barossa Shiraz

      Boy does ol' Rolfy now how to make great wine! This smashing Barossa Valley Shiraz is testament to how skilful the man is. Bright, fresh, juicy and sumptuously Barossa, this wine well and truly punches above it's weight.

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

      NV Jacob's Creek Sparkling Lightly Rose

      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
      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
      2013 Mystery Barossa Valley GSM Blend

      2013 Mystery Barossa Valley GSM Blend

      Sourced from some of the best vines in the Barossa and tended to with the artisan touch. This cracking Grenache Shiraz Mataro blend is awesome value at it's RRP of $30 however, at this price, it's a little absurd! Good Food described it as "A s...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2012 Cimicky Autograph Barossa Shiraz

      2012 Cimicky Autograph Barossa Shiraz

      We love great Barossa Shiraz at Cracka, who doesn't? Charles Cimicky is one of the unsung hero's of the Barossa, producing vibrant, plum, fresh and flavoursome reds. This youthful wine has not even begun to hit its straps and is already drinking l...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2012 Landhaus Estate Classics Grenache

      2012 Landhaus Estate Classics Grenache

      The guys at Landhaus sure know what they are doing with their reds in particular, their Grenache. This is a rich, opulent, structured and thoroughly delicious red that is built for early drinking and for some 'nap time' in the cellar. Lovely Stuff!

      Cracka rating100
      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 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 rich sweet oak.

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2013 Penfolds Thomas Hyland Adelaide Chardonnay

      2013 Penfolds Thomas Hyland Adelaide Chardonnay

      This is one of Penfolds better secrets, a wine that is of a quality almost double what its worth. It’s made with fruit sourced from the Adelaide Hills that normally makes the grade for their super premium releases. There are some that claim this c...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2013 Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz

      2013 Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz

      Tasty, authentic shiraz with loads of flavour, genuine structure and intensity. Here we see a very typical Yalumba Shiraz with that trademark richness of fruit and oak if not quite the all-out ballsy intensity of some vintages.

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2014 Running With Bulls Barossa Tempranillo

      2014 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
      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
      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
      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
      2013 John Duval Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mourverdre

      2013 John Duval Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mourverdre

      Scents of raspberries, dark cherries and deli-meats rise appealingly from the glass, before the palate chimes in with red and black berries, a lick of toast, chalky tannins, and a dry, savoury-edged finish. Ex-Grange maker John Duval doesn't know ...

      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
      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
      2012 Henschke Keyneton Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Merlot

      2012 Henschke Keyneton Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Merlot

      The mere mention of the name Henschke sends shivers of excitement down the spines of many wine enthusiasts. They are know for top quality wines, and this one from a great vintage is top notch. Smells of cassis, plums, black olives and toastiness r...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Barossa Valley
      2013 Dandelion Vineyards Damsel of The Barossa Merlot

      2013 Dandelion Vineyards Damsel of The Barossa Merlot

      The Dandelion Vineyards comprises of a collection of vignerons and winemakers on a mission to produce the best examples of varieties and the regions that suit them. This is a Merlot that really delivers on its promise to over-deliver. In this inca...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Barossa Valley
      NV Dandelion Vineyards Legacy of the Barossa 30 Year Old Pedro Ximenez

      NV Dandelion Vineyards Legacy of the Barossa 30 Year Old Pedro Ximenez

      Who was Pedro Ximenez? Not actually a Spanish Porn star but a white grape native to Spain that is often fortified and emulated all over the world. This seductive dark coloured wine is just the thing to either end a meal on or just to have with a p...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Barossa Valley