Barossa Valley

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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 94 Point Cellar Release Barossa Shiraz

2011 94 Point Cellar Release Barossa Shiraz

This is not to be missed. It's Barossa down to its bootstraps and from one the finest products and vineyards - massive colour with huge concentration of classic choc-blackberry fruit with lots of top quality oak to match showing its old vine class...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley
2008 Mystery ICONIC Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

2008 Mystery ICONIC Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

Flagship. Famous. Revered. Heroic... They're just some of the words you could use when describing this established champion of the wine industry. An ultra-rich, ultra-powerful blend of South Australian Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, we can't empha...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley
2008 Rolf Binder Wines Heinrich Shiraz Mataro Grenache

2008 Rolf Binder Wines Heinrich Shiraz Mataro Grenache

What a great old Barossa name is Heinrich. Reminds you in a heartbeat that the Barossa Valley was founded by German migrants (with excellent surnames like Hoffman and Henschke and Schwarz). Fittingly, the secret to this wine's success is old Ba...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley
2014 Schild Estate Riesling

2014 Schild Estate Riesling

Schild source this from their higher altitude (in Barossan terms) Tweedies Gully vineyard which is noted for its suitability for Riesling production. It's still a Barossan Riesling though, which means that it's still a vibrant and fruit driven win...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley
2011 Rockford Basket Press Shiraz

2011 Rockford Basket Press Shiraz

An iconic Barossan Shiraz, this is such a charismatic wine. The story here is all about the relationship between old school Barossa grapegrowers and suitably old school Barossan winemaking. The net result is a hearty, worthy, full flavoured of cha...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley
2012 Elderton High Altitude Shiraz

2012 Elderton High Altitude Shiraz

The Elderton family are hard working, old fashioned types. They don't boast and brag about their many accolades, just let the wine do the talking for them. We love them here at Cracka for their honest to goodness Barossa characters that ooze from ...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley
2012 Wolf Blass Gold Label Barossa Shiraz

2012 Wolf Blass Gold Label Barossa Shiraz

Wolf Blass sure know a thing or two about making full bodied reds, with this typically rich and chocolatey Shiraz the latest example in the Blass line to follow through with a load of generous smooth flavours. Good now, even better in five years t...

Cracka rating90
Region: Barossa Valley
2012 Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz

2012 Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz

From an absolute 10/10 vintage in South Australia, this is a classic Kalimna - juicy, ripe, generous and carrying the richness of American oak with those classic Penfolds tannins. Built for the long haul and already in good form. Want $100 off ...

Cracka rating90
Region: Barossa Valley
2014 Oxford Landing Estates Sauvignon Blanc

2014 Oxford Landing Estates Sauvignon Blanc

Here we have a savvy that is not only at an everyday price, but also vegetarian and vegan friendly! That's bound to please everyone. It's a crisp, tropical and herbaceous style that shows lots of green herbal smells and tastes, along with a touch ...

Cracka rating70
Region: Barossa Valley
2012 St Hallet Butcher's Cart Shiraz

2012 St Hallet Butcher's Cart Shiraz

The Lindner family established St Hallett in 1944 on a property they had owned since the late 1800’s. The property was used for the butchering business which remained the priority in the early days, with only a small amount of wine made for local...

Cracka rating0
Region: Barossa Valley
1999 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange

1999 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange

Grange is both Penfolds' and arguably Australia's most famous wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy betwee...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley
2012 Dandelion Vineyards Menagerie of the Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mataro

2012 Dandelion Vineyards Menagerie of the Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mataro

The definition of menagerie is a collection of wild or unusual animals. GSM blends may not be unusual to the Barossa Valley, but they are certainly and interesting collection of grapes. There are plenty of raspberries, black pepper, ground ginger ...

Cracka rating70
Region: Barossa Valley
2011 Schild Estate Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz

2011 Schild Estate Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz

A super powered, super rich Shiraz this one, drawn from super old vines and spending a massive 24 months in oak, all making for one massively concentrated, super luscious Shiraz. If you like wines with both depth and penetration, don't miss this.

Cracka rating90
Region: Barossa Valley
2010 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange

2010 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange

With more 100 point perfect scores than you can poke a stick at (from Matthew Jukes, Tyson Stelzer and Nick Stock so far), this 2010 Grange is being touted as one of the best yet. Hugely concentrated, incredibly plush and full flavoured, it is a c...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley
2000 Penfolds RWT Shiraz Single Bottle

2000 Penfolds RWT Shiraz Single Bottle

The RWT (Red Wine Trial) has always been overshadowed by it's big brothers - Grange and Bin 707, but out of the top level Penfolds reds, it probably represents the best value. Hailing solely from the Barossa Valley, it’s a dense beast that has sme...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley
1997 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange

1997 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange

It’s a Grange all right. Not the prettiest Grange, nor the biggest boldest Grange but when it comes to iconic Australian wine there is no bigger name than Penfolds Grange. This is a more restrained vintage but still aging beautifully with its dark...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley
2013 St Hallett Gamekeeper's Shiraz Grenache Touriga

2013 St Hallett Gamekeeper's Shiraz Grenache Touriga

The Jimmy Watson trophy is (arguably) the most important piece of silverware in Australian wine - and this humble red almost took it out in 2014!  Winner of the Trophy for 'Best Red Blend' and scoring a massive 95 points, this supremely tasty...

Cracka rating80
Region: Barossa Valley
2013 Jacob's Creek Twin Pickings Pinot Gris Moscato

2013 Jacob's Creek Twin Pickings Pinot Gris Moscato

The Twin Pickings range from Jacobs Creek sees the meeting of two like-minded grape varieties in a light-bodied, low alcohol (7.9%), slightly sweet style. This one shows smells of red apples, green pears and musk florals, whilst the palate is ligh...

Cracka rating70
Region: Barossa Valley
2010 Henschke Keyneton Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Merlot

2010 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
2014 Tin Shed All Day Rose

2014 Tin Shed All Day Rose

Tin Shed implies that this is small batch, artisan winemaking at its finest and that’s what you get from this Barossa outfit. This very smart Rosé combines all the best varietals from the region including; Grenache, Mourvedre, Shiraz as well as a ...

Cracka rating70
Region: Barossa Valley