Barossa Shiraz & Beyond
- For lovers of big, rich red wine.
- Australia's favourite wine region.
- From iconic brands to hidden secrets.
Think you know
Think again. Join us on this Journey as we peel back the layers of this iconic region. Fall into the wondrous wormhole of your wine glass, and get as close as you can to the Barossa without a cellar door tour.
Quality. Intensity. History. Barossa is an Australian wine powerhouse.
You’ll explore wines from traditional to trailblazer. Buckle up.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Barossa, which encompasses both the well-known Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, is widely regarded as Australia’s most famous and iconic wine region.
- Barossa’s uniquely protective sandy soils have fostered some of the world’s oldest producing vines. Some are over 170 years old!
- Settled by Silesians, Barossa still exhibits a distinctive Germanic character — from food and architecture to family traditions.
WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE
- Expertly curated Barossa reds (mostly Shiraz) that will transport you straight to the beating heart of one of the world’s most prestigious New World regions.
- An overview of the traditional and the trailblazer, featuring regional icons and rising stars.
- Restaurant-quality wines delivered in custom gift box experience.
Barossa Shiraz wine-tinerary
Ready to experience the full might of the Barossa? Here’s where we're going:
Magpie Estate ‘The Schnell’ 2017
The delicious marriage of the minds of former Penfolds Chief Winemaker Rolf Binder and UK wine merchant Noel Young, Magpie Estate has been gifting the world with great wine for nigh on three decades. Created to showcase the potential of Rhône varietals on Australian soil, Magpie works with the Barossa’s best growers to source and produce regional expressions of Rhône trademarks Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Shiraz. A vibrant blend of 80% Shiraz and 20% Grenache, The Schnell unites fruit from six of Barossa’s top cultivators and comes complete with an irreverent label that personifies Magpie’s philosophy: to craft excellent, world-class vino without taking themselves too seriously.
Spinifex Bête Noir Shiraz 2019
Say ‘bonjour’ to Spinifex, innovators who parlayed their French connection into a spot as one of the trailblazers of the new wave of Barossa wine. Owners Peter Schell and Magali Gely both have strong links to France — winemaker Peter has worked vintages in several regions, and Magali’s family of vintners reside in the country’s sun-soaked south. The duo bring an Old World ‘style over substance’ approach to the Barossa. They blend fruit from various vineyards and of different varieties, to create quintessentially Barossan beauties with a French flair. Their Bête Noir is a deliciously complex wine redolent of plum and spice that marries grapes from six vineyards guarding the perimeter of Barossa.
Teusner ‘The G’ Grenache 2018
If you thought Barossa was all about Shiraz, then sit back and put your feet up while we make a pitstop at fellow regional star Grenache. Teusner is the offspring of Kym Teusner and Mick Page, who launched their partnership nearly two decades ago when they rescued some gnarled then-85-year-old Grenache vines from unceremonious annihilation. Today, they’re crafting truly memorable wines that demonstrate that Barossa has more in its bag of red wine tricks than simply Shiraz. ‘The G’ unites Grenache grapes from vineyards sprinkled around the entire Barossa Valley perimeter and handily testifies to the skill and power of the close-knit grower community Teusner has spent 20 years building.
Sons of Eden Marschall Shiraz 2019
Sons of Eden is the match-made-in-heaven of ‘wine tragic’ oenologist Corey Ryan and trained viticulturist Simon Cowham, who both cut their teeth working in Eden Valley vineyards and cellars. The pair, who between them have a list of accolades of near-Biblical proportions, has been in the business together for 20 years, sourcing the best berries from a whopping 30 different Barossa vineyards and handling them gently and lovingly in order to coax out the purest expressions of the region. The powerful Marschall is named for the late martial artist and demolition expert David Marschall, whose vineyards grew the fruit for this explosive wine.
Schild Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018
Schild Estate head Ed Schild has been at the helm of his family’s winery for 64 years. This is a bonafide family operation, with Ed’s wife Lorraine and their children and even grandchildren helping tend and grow the 134-hectare Schild domain, which includes a Moorooroo site home to ‘ancestor’ vines planted all the way back in 1847. Now a household name in Australia’s most famous region, Schild produces extraordinary wines that evoke the sun-limned majesty of the southern Barossa. The 2018 is hallmark Barossa Shiraz, packed full of ripe berries, indulgent chocolate, and heady spice.
Murdoch Hill Syrah 2018
Now we journey south to Barossa’s cool-climate neighbour Adelaide Hills, which showcases a more elegant, restrained style of Shiraz. The Downer family-run Murdoch Hill - a staple of the Onkaparinga Valley since 1939, dotting its gentle hills with everything from lowing cattle and mother hens to hearty potatoes and vivid wildflowers. Today, son and winemaker Michael Downer crafts the wines, using a minimalist approach to distil pure expressions of the land into bottles, while brother and designer Andrew dreams up the labels. Their Syrah, made from fruit grown on slopes shaded from the relentless glare of the afternoon sun, offers a spicy, headily perfumed glimpse into the alter ego of Shiraz.
- For lovers of bold, rich reds.
- Explore local secrets in your glass.
- Discover unique and interesting wines.
What's included in my Journey?
An expertly curated wine adventure-in-a-box. Complete with six wines, maker and destination notes (in the form of post cards), with knowledge tapped straight from the locals — that helps you explore and discover the world’s most exciting and renowned wine regions. You'll be drinking like a local in no time.
“The renowned Barossa Shiraz put this powerhouse region on the map, though there's so much more to it than big names. You'll meet cult producers and icons alike as you travel like a local through this legendary area."