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
219
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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2012 Toro Loco Barossa Valley Shiraz

2012 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 rating80
Region: Barossa Valley
2010 Simpatico Barossa Valley Secret Vale Shiraz

2010 Simpatico Barossa Valley Secret Vale Shiraz

Oh what a bargain this is - made by the Simpatico winery in the Barossa, this Secret Vale Shiraz is just a wonderfully generous rich red with deliciously soft plummy flavours

Cracka rating80
Region: Barossa Valley
2003 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange

2003 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange

From a toasty vintage comes this full-blooded, voluptuous Grange that has curves like Beyonce. There's plenty of rich, ripe, fleshy berries and plums on the nose, along with very generous hits of toasty cedary and mocha oak. The palate is more cho...

Cracka rating90
Region: Barossa Valley
1994 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange

1994 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange

Australia's most famous red wine is in fine form this vintage - it's a rich and chocolatey wine, as ever, but built almost with a degree of modesty. A modesty that has really turned on the goods now with some extended bottle age, giving extra comp...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley
2008 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay

2008 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay

Colour: Pale straw. Nose: Lifted citrus notes and floral aromatics rise above layers of freshly cut white peach and light, spicy marzipan oak. Palate: A light to medium bodied Chardonnay with rockmelon and grapefruit at the fore. A gentle c...

Cracka rating70
Region: Barossa Valley
2012 Cool Woods Shiraz

2012 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 Jacob's Creek Reserve Chardonnay Pinot Noir

2013 Jacob's Creek Reserve Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Wow! This has to be the ultimate value party starter. Made the same way as Champagne, it shows lots of citrus, stone fruits and red berries on the nose, which translates quite well to the palate. It's all wrapped up in fine bubbles, a creamy mouth...

Cracka rating80
Region: Barossa Valley
2012 Dandelion Vineyards Menagerie of the Barossa Valley Gre

2012 Dandelion Vineyards Menagerie of the Barossa Valley Gre

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
2013 Saltram Maker's Table Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Saltram Maker's Table Cabernet Sauvignon

A bit of an old favourite this Barossa Cabernet with its luscious blackcurrant flavour is  underpinned by some grainy tannins. Really quite a serious wine at a mouthwateringly good price.

Cracka rating60
Region: Barossa Valley
1979 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange

1979 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange

The pinnacle of the Penfolds red wine range, Grange is a rich, opulent, full-bodied Shiraz, destined for a long cellar life. The winemaking process involves great attention to detail; from selecting the best possible grapes sourced from low-yieldi...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley
2005 Rolf Binder Hubris Shiraz Blend

2005 Rolf Binder Hubris Shiraz Blend

Both hand pruned and hand picked, the Hubris is fermented in open fermenters with pump overs twice daily, resulting in a seven day fermentation process. This results in maximum flavour, colour and tannin extraction with both the hot ferment and...

Cracka rating80
Region: Barossa Valley
NV Penfolds Grandfather Rare Tawny

NV Penfolds Grandfather Rare Tawny

Here we have a Penfolds port in a much more serious style, with the contents of the bottle averaging around 25-years-old. There's plenty of atypical fruitcake on the nose, but it's mingling with complex smells of roasted nuts, butterscotch, baked ...

Cracka rating90
Region: Barossa Valley
2012 Turkey Flat Shiraz

2012 Turkey Flat Shiraz

It does not get more authentic than Barossa Shiraz and Turkey Flat can claim some of the oldest vineyards in the region, dating back to 1847. That’s some serious vine age and you’ll be bowled over by the regional authenticity on offer here. This i...

Cracka rating90
Region: Barossa Valley
2010 Elderton Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Elderton Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon

From a brilliant year in the Barossa comes this voluptuous seductress from Elderton, and it's not a shiraz! It's rich, ripe and sultry on the nose, with smells of cassis, dark cherries, black olives and a sprinkle of dried herbs and toastiness. Th...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley
2011 Head Wines The Brunette Syrah

2011 Head Wines The Brunette Syrah

It's unusual to get such a medium-bodied shiraz out of the Barossa, but Alex Head has done so with this brunette 2011 offering. Smells of dark cherries and black berries waft out of the glass, along with hints of toasted cedar, soft spice and eart...

Cracka rating90
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
2010 Elderton Command Single Vineyard Shiraz

2010 Elderton Command Single Vineyard Shiraz

Command is something of an icon in the context of Australian Shiraz, its commanding richness and hedonism commanding serious attention around the world. In other words, it is a commanding sort of wine. We recommend you commanding a bottle to decid...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley
2010 St Hallett Old Block Shiraz

2010 St Hallett Old Block Shiraz

Ancient vines. Sunny Barossan skies. Rich red dirt. Lots of Coopers beer.... All four of these elements combine to make this Shiraz a star. A thoroughly Barossan star at that, rich and ripe and wonderfully intense, dripping with classic flavour...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley
2006 Yalumba The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

2006 Yalumba The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

This is stately, noble red wine that deserves respect. It comes from one of the most lauded and awarded families in wine and shows off a blend that is uniquely Australian. It exudes a regionality that is unquestionably Barossa thanks to its bold s...

Cracka rating100
Region: Barossa Valley