Australian Premium Shiraz  Mixed 6 Pack Value
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Australian Premium Shiraz Mixed 6 Pack Value

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Experience the bold and rich flavors of Australia with our Australian Premium Shiraz Mixed 6 pack value.This carefully selected assortment brings you the finest Shiraz wines from Down Under, offering a delightful journey through the country's diverse terroirs and winemaking traditions.

1 x Brown Hill Chaffers Shiraz 2018 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

94/100 James Halliday (2017 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2016 vintage)
Silver Medal RASV Melbourne Wine Show (2016 vintage)
95/100 Ray Jordan (2015 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2014 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2013 vintage)
94/100 Ray Jordan (2013 vintage)

‘SMALL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR’ ~ The West Australian Wine Guide 2010

‘SMALL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR’ ~ The West Australian Wine , Guide 2009

James Halliday “Hand-picked and sorted, destemmed then crushed, part of the must drained off to finish fermentation in French barriques, the remainder pressed to tank, the parcels blended and matured for 18 months in French barriques (35% new). While only medium-bodied, the blackberry and plum fruit has a sprinkle of spices.”

The Western Australian Wine Guide 2018 "Brown Hill Estate is small family-run southern Margaret River producer has gone from strength to strength with a range of exceptional quality and value-for-money wines. The vines are all dry grown and on quite harsh gravelly soils, resulting in small yields. All grapes are hand-picked. The reds are put into a high percentage of new American and French oak. Great value and super wines."

Brown Hill Estate is a family run, multi-award winning Margaret River winery focussed on single vineyards. It utilizes traditional methods of handpicking and hand sorting to get the best quality from its grapes, and French coopered barrels in production.

Margaret River is one of the best-known wine regions in Australia, recognized internationally for the quality of its wines and the natural beauty of the region. Although originally renowned for its unusually refined Cabernet Sauvignon and intensely citrusy chardonnay varieties, the region now produces Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends and Shiraz.

Located in the south-western corner of Western Australia, Margaret River is famous for having a more 'European' wine style than its counterparts across Australia, owing to the regions temperate, coastal location which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced.

Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.

1 x Glenlofty Estate Shiraz 2017 - Pyrenees Victoria Australia

Bronze - Nick Buttler, The Real Review
95/100 Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion (2015 vintage)
94/100 Nick's Wine (2015 vintage)
91/100 The Wine Front (2015 vintage)
Bronze - Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2015 vintage)
95/100 James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion (2014 vintage)
94/100 Nick's Wine (2014 vintage)
93/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2014 vintage)
92/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2014 vintage)

Top Gold - Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Gold - Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Gold - Chine Wine & Spirit Awards 2018 (2015 vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 (2015 vintage)
Silver - Victorian Wine Show 2016 (2015 vintage)
Silver - Australian Small Winemaker Wine Show 2018 (2015 vintage)
Silver - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018 (2015 vintage)
Gold - China Wine & Spirit Awards (2014 vintage)
Gold - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2017 (2014 vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 (2014 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge UK 2017 (2014 vintage)
Bronze - Victorian Wine Show 2016 (2014 vintage)
Bronze - National Cool Climate Show 2014 vintage)

4.5/5 Winestate Magazine
5 Stars - Halliday Wine Companion

Nick Buttler, The Real Review "A subdued purple/red colour in the glass. Blackberries and ironstone lead the bouquet, red licorice and oak-spice. Intensely red-berried, concentrated dark cherries and raspberries. Firm oak and grippy tannins - still settling into its skin. Loads of potential."

Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion "As sure-footed as they come. This is ripe and rich and yet neat as a pin, its flavours of sweet plum, spearmint, blackberry and chocolate melting in your mouth as they roll impressively through. Seductive in a controlled way. Tannin has been set just right too. Terrific value." (2015 vintage)

Nick's Wine "Totally opaque dark red black colour with a dark red hue. Aromas of liquorice, blackberry and dark chocolate meld into vanillin oak, earth and spice. Rich dark chocolate, blackberry and liquorice flavours flood the medium to full bodied palate with underlying earthy vanillin oak and spice. Fleshy mouthfeel with velvet like tannins that show seamless integration and a savoury medium to long aftertaste." (2015 vintage)

The Wine Front "This wine struck me as having some serious mojo. Reserved, medium weight wine of red-black berry fruit spectrum, dashes of pepper, faint ‘mineral notes’ with a suppleness and softness that speaks of easy appeal. It’s got good length of flavour, inward intensity, nice tannin profile, good draw of flavour. It’s very enjoyable, understated red wine here.” (2015 vintage)

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Deep red/purple colour. The aroma is shy and reticent and slightly odd, while the taste is tart and edgy and somewhat disjointed. The acid is a touch overdone and the wine is rather inexpressive. " (2015 vintage)

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion " Vibrant crimson-purple, it has a fragrant, fruit-filled bouquet leading into an intensely flavoured, red and black-fruited medium-bodied palate. Complexity grows each time you come back to the wine." (2014 vintage)

Winestate Magazine "“Fantastic colour with lovely big rich Christmas cake-like varietal fruit. Beautiful aromas lift off the nose ant it is soft and generous in the mouth with velvety tannins.” (2014 vintage)

Decanter World Wine Awards - “Concentrated ripe fruit nose with a minty aromatic lift. Polished and supple on the palate with a mid-weight, spicy palate.” (2014 vintage)

Nick's Wine "Impenetrable black as night core with a deep black purple hue. Lifted black cherry and liquorice top notes overlay black plum and toasty vanillin oak with blackpepper end notes. Full bodied the palate is filled with black fruit flavours of black cherries, liquorice and black plum over toasty vanillin cedar and spicy pepper. Firm dry finish, the tannins providing some grip. Medium to long aftertaste of ripe black cherries, liquorice, toasty vanillin oak and blackpepper." (2014 vintage)

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Deep, rich red colour with a tint of purple, the bouquet rich, ripe and blackberry-ish, with very good concentration and depth of flavour. Lovely rich, fleshy, fruit-sweet and supple in the mouth, with hints of chocolate-coated black cherry. A lovely wine, full-bodied, ample yet soft and plush." (2014 vintage)

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Very deep, dark red colour with purple and black tinges. The bouquet is earthy and savoury with some development over dark chocolate, licorice and spice aromas. A hint of ironstone. The wine is full-bodied and quite powerful, with emphatic tannins and lots of grunt. A typical Pyrenees shiraz, the aftertaste long and resonating with warmth from alcohol. " (2014 vintage)

The award winning Australian winery Glenlofty has vineyards located 340 metres above sea level in the heart of one of Australia's most famous cool climate wine growing regions, the Victorian Pyrenees. Here the climate, ancient granitic soil types and varying slopes mirror those of France’s northern Rhône region. Until 2010 Glenlofty sent their cool-climate premium fruit for blending into high-end wines under Seppelts and Penfolds labels. In 2010 the 140 ha vineyards were acquired by the pioneering Richmond-Smith family, well-known in Australian agriculture since 1839. The first wines released under the Glenlofty brand appeared in 2013, and were an immediate success, winning gold medals across the world.

The Pyrenees mountain range in Australia shares its name with the ruggedly beautiful area that divides France and Spain - sweeping vistas, a temperate climate and cold climate wine growing are similarities that go way beyond the name. The Pyrenees foothills and ranges create a remarkable diversity of microclimates that provide a wealth of variety for winemakers. The region is a quintessential Australian wine region, with vineyards appearing sporadically between the ever present eucalyptus trees. Pyrenees wines produced from Cabernet Sauvignon can possess a sumptuously rich mid palate, with flavours running from eucalypt mint through to black currant as well as the earthy characters that develop during maturation. White and sparkling wines also contribute to the reputation of the Pyrenees region especially in the cooler south.

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.

1 x Hewitson LuLu Shiraz 2019 - Barossa Valley, South Australia

93/100 Ken Gargett, Winepilot.com
92/100 Regan Drew, Winepilot.com
92/100 Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
92/100 Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front
91/100 Ray Jordan, Winepilot.com
91/100 Angus Hughson, Winepilot.com
90/100 James Suckling
90/100 Annette Lacey, Winepilot.com
90/100 Andrew Graham, Winepilot.com
90/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)

Halliday Wine Companion - 5 Star Winery
James Halliday Top 100 Wine 2018
James Halliday Top 100 Winery 2017
James Halliday Top 100 Wine 2017

Ken Gargett, Winepilot.com "A soft deep red here. The nose offers chocolate, spices, florals and excellent oak integration. There is a little of the oak still evident, but the life which is ahead of this wine will see it more than melt away. There are red fruits, red currants, soft dry herbs, tobacco leaf characters and more. A really lovely nose here. Good density and fine length on the palate, right through to fine tannins. A delicious red, brilliant value, and one which not only offers much now, but has a decade or more ahead of it."

Regan Drew, Wine Pilot "Abounds with fragrant dark fruits of black cherry, blood plum and wine gums, tempered by anise and clove spice. A briny earthiness grounds it all. The maturation in older oak brings frisky fruit freshness to the fore as it slips silkily along the medium bodied palate, plumped just enough with those spiced dark fruits and a coda of easy, yet firm tannins."

Aaron Brasher, The Real Review “Young, dark and purple in the glass. Aromas of mulberry, geranium, dried herbs, anise and bouquet garni. Full-flavoured, fresh and really bright on the palate, with blackberry, spice, dark cherry. There's crunchy acidity, textured tannins, smart length and mouth-feel. A lovely Barossa shiraz in the modern genre.”

Ray Jordan, Winepilot.com "This spicy medium bodied Barossa sourced shiraz was previously only sold in the US. Nice to see it here. It’s made to be an early approachable shiraz but there’s plenty of fruit weight in the palate. Light sprinkle of pepper finishes things nicely."

James Suckling "A ripe and approachable shiraz with red-plum and berry aromas and flavors, delivered in a youthfully fresh style. Juicy and approachable."

Annette Lacey, Winepilot.com "Vibrant purple wine oozing youthful vibrancy. Juicy red and black plum with a candied perfume note. Mid weight with juicy acid and soft chalky tannins and upfront fruit and florals taking the lead. Pretty and peppery with enough fruit and texture to not notice the 14% warmth. Great value for money and lovely to see this warm climate style have some restraint so you can enjoy with or without food, as you wish."

Andrew Graham, Winepilot.com "...this broad-brushed, concentrated and slightly tarry red is very ripe and concentrated with a big personality. Plenty of flavour at this price."

James Suckling "From parcels at both ends of the Barossa, this is blended and selected for a cooler, lighter style. This has deep, dark-berry aromas and flavors as well as plenty of tarry dark plums. Smooth. Plenty of flavorful punch here." (2018 vintage)

Qantas "The palate showcases flavours of fresh fruits, fine tannins and soft fruit finish." (2018 vintage)

The Winemaker “Dark red with purple hues. Classic cooler climate aromas of red fruits, pepper and spice. Fresh fruits, fine tannins and soft fruit finish.”

In early 2021, leading global publication Wine Enthusiast included Hewitson in its top 10 list of “Vineyards Behind the World’s Most Famous Wines” alongside heralded blocks in Burgundy, Champagne, Piedmont and Napa Valley.

Australian Wine Companion "Established in 1998 Hewitson winery is situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the historic Seppeltsfield Road and boasts some of the oldest vines in the world. Hewitson fruit is sourced from historic, dry-grown vineyards in the Barossa Valley and also from single site vineyards in Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills."

Frederick Wildman "Dean Hewitson founded his eponymous winery in 1998. He is a highly respected Australian winemaker ...Hewitson has worked at wineries in Australia, France, Italy and Oregon. Hewitson then moved to the U.S. where he earned a Masters from UC-Davis. On his return home, Dean brought a wealth of knowledge, practical experience and a driving passion to produce wines not only from Barossa Valley but also from the McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills regions.

Hewitson fundamentally believes great wines are the expression of the soils they are grown in and the season in which they are grown. With his longstanding focus on terroir—specific terroir plots in fact—many of Hewitson’s wines are single vineyard. He sources grapes from not only his own vineyards but also from long-standing grower contracts including a few sourced from some of the oldest living, still productive vines on plots that date back to the mid-19th century and are pre-phylloxera. His ‘Old Garden’ Mourvèdre is a single-vineyard wine, whose vines were planted in 1853 in Barossa Valley and are reputed to be the oldest Mourvèdre vines in the world. Hewitson’s ‘Miss Harry’ is sourced from a Grenache vineyard planted in 1880, also thought to be the oldest Grenache in existence.

Due to Hewitson’s education and experience in Australia, California and France, Hewitson wines combine Old-World traditions with New-World fruit purity. And while he clearly excels with Rhône Valley grape varieties, Hewitson also produces award-winning Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. A practitioner in solar energy, water recycling and encouraging natural biodiversity, Hewitson produces wines in an environmentally sustainable fashion."

James Halliday "Dean Hewitson was a winemaker at Petaluma [one of Australia's leading wineries] for 10 years, during which time he managed to do three vintages in France and one in Oregon as well as undertaking his Masters at the University of California, Davis. It is hardly surprising that the wines are immaculately made from a technical viewpoint. Dean sources 30-year-old Riesling from the Eden Valley and 70-year-old shiraz from McLaren Vale; he also makes a Barossa Valley Mourvedre from vines planted in 1853 at Rowland Flat, and Barossa Valley Shiraz and Grenache from 60-year-old vines at Tanunda."

The Barossa Valley is an extremely important wine-producing region within the Barossa zone of South Australia, particularly associated with powerful red wines from the red wine grape variety Shiraz. A prestigious and internationally renowned region, it is not only home to some of the oldest vineyards and wineries in Australia but produces some of its most recognizable and sought-after brands. A striking feature of the Barossa Valley's wine landscape is the presence of very old vines, proudly showcased on many wine labels and during vineyard tours.

1 x Patrick of Coonawarra Two Blocks Shiraz 2016 ~ Coonawarra, South Australia

91/100 - Qwine Reviews (2017 vintage)
90/100 - James Halliday Wine Companion (2017 vintage)

SILVER - LIMESTONE COAST WINESHOW

The Winemaker “This shiraz is full bodied with a mix of bold plum flavour and a hint of pepper spice. The aromas of fruitcake and violet lead to a well balanced and complex palate. The chocolate oak finishes the wine with a smooth vanilla lift.” (2016 Vintage)

Patrick of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The Estate is now managed by his son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. It is located in the far south-east of the state, adjoining the border with Victoria south of Wrattonbully.

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, particularly the Barossa Valley.

1 x Plantagenet Lions Circle Shiraz 2018 - Mt. Barker, Western Australia

Bronze - Natalie MacLean
92/100 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2017 vintage)
Bronze - Natalie MacLean (2017 vintage)

Natalie MacLean "... is an excellent value Shiraz, supple, full-bodied with layers of dark cherry, plum, dried herbs, pepper and well-integrated toasty oak spice flavours with a silky, long and vibrant finish."

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "Solid core of dark fruits, plums and white pepper follow through from the nose. Great acidity balances the dense fruit core with soft tannin and an elegant mouthfeel. Savoury herbal notes at complexity with a slightly old world feel to the wine. Classical cool climate shiraz from a cool vintage." (2017 vintage)

Natalie MacLean "A generous, full-bodied, supple Australia Shiraz with aromas of fleshy ripe black plums and spice. Perfect for grilled meats." (2017 vintage)

Western Australian winery, Plantagenet is acclaimed internationally for its consistently highly-awarded, quality wines produced from its five vineyards located in the cool climate region of the Great Southern. It is known for its highly aromatic riesling, tangy citrus-tinged chardonnay, exceptional Rhône-style shiraz and superb cabernet sauvignon. The five estate vineyards are overseen by Chief Viticulturist Jordan Ellis whose philosophy is sustainability and remaining true to the terroir of the region.

The Real Review "Plantagenet is a pioneer of the Great Southern region of Western Australia with vineyards first planted in 1986 and the first commercial winery established in the region. Celebrated for its rich heritage, the winery was until recently owned the Lionel Samson family, the oldest family owned business in Western Australia established in Fremantle in 1829. Plantagenet has five vineyards in the Mount Barker sub region each with the unique characteristics, ancient soils and a cool maritime climate creating expressive wines of provenance, quality & prestige. "

James Halliday, Halliday Australian Wine Companion "Plantagenet has honed its flagship varieties into a distinct Great Southern wine style; a depth of lively flavour, seamless elegance and natural purity"

The Great Southern is emerging as a wine region of international significance and reputation. It is the largest wine growing region in Australia and is the second largest producer of grapes in Western Australia. It is a landscape of forested cliffs and resplendent mountain ranges, grazing pastures and towns steeped in history. The regional climate ranges from the coastal, maritime subregions of Albany and Denmark to the inland, continental subregions of Mount Barker, Porongurup and Frankland River. The predominant soils are similar to those of the Margaret River region - either lateritic gravelly sandy loams (marri country) or sandy loams deriving directly from granite and gneissic bedrocks. Near perfect conditions for grape growing has lured some of the most creative and talented winemakers to call this land their home and become part of its ancient story.

The region is known for commitment to be sustainable, and organic, and is attracting some of Australia’s best winemakers. In 2023 the region dominated the Halliday Wine Companion Awards with its Top Rated 2023 Rieslings winning 10 of the top 40 awards. Other varietals from the region also received exceptional ratings of 97, 96 & 95 points.

Winemakers who work in cooler-climate growing regions, both in the Old World and New World, tend to call their wines Syrah. The most famous examples come from the northern Rhône Valley of France, notably Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. In the New World, in regions like Sonoma Coast, California; Yarra Valley, Australia; and parts of Chile, the wines are called Syrah because they emulate the leaner, acid-driven, savory styles of the Old World French classics.

Shiraz tends to come from warmer growing climates, namely the South Australian regions of Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills. Stylistically, these wines are lush, fruit-forward examples that embody the warmer, sunnier climate. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.

1 x Glenlofty GO Shiraz 2015 ~ Pyrenees Victoria Australia

91/100 The Wine Front
91/100 CellarTracker
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
Bronze - Huon Hooke
Bronze - Jeni Port (Halliday) (2017 Vintage)
Bronze - Aaron Brasher (2017 Vintage)

Silver - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020 (2017 Vintage)
Gold - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019 (2017 vintage)

Huon Hooke "Deep ruby colour without purple tints, but the wine is in OK condition, with some developed raspberry, chocolate nuances. There's a whiff of oak and a lot of developed characteristics. The palate is full-bodied and drying, showing development from age but not really complex."

Tastings.com " Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of candied bacon, purple fruit, nutmeg, and black pepper with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, charming, medium-length finish with notes of plum pudding, grilled spice cake, and sage tea with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A sturdy Shiraz for grilled meats."

Jeni Port (Halliday) "Upfront and sweet-fruited red that is ready to go right now. Ripe red berries, blue fruits and juniper spice drive the engine. Smooth and succulent on the palate. Meets the price point perfectly." (2017 Vintage)

Aaron Brasher "Ripe, dark cherry, spice and cool, minty aromatics. Flavours are driven by a crunchy, tangy, red cherry spiciness that is lively, fresh and bright. Quite a straightforward wine that needs a little time for the angles to soften" (2017 Vintage)

The Winemaker “Red and black fruits abound, supported by earthy and savoury characters as well as licorice and spice. Complex length of flavour.”

Winestate Magazine "Glenlofty’s vineyards have been carefully nurtured since 1995 in the cool-climate foothills of Victoria’s Pyrenees. Formerly blended into premium wines produced by Penfolds, Seppelts, Rosemount and Brown Bros, Glenlofty’s remarkable fruit has been bottled under its own Glenlofty Wines label only since 2013. Early industry applause has been rapid, as demonstrated by its awards."

The vineyards of Glenlofty lie at 340 metres above sea level in the heart of the Victorian Pyrenees and total 110 hectares. Glenlofty grow a diverse range of low yielding grapes, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Nebbiolo.

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced.

Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.

Experience the bold and rich flavors of Australia with our Australian Premium Shiraz Mixed 6 pack value.This carefully selected assortment brings you the finest Shiraz wines from Down Under, offering a delightful journey through the country's diverse terroirs and winemaking traditions.

1 x Brown Hill Chaffers Shiraz 2018 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

94/100 James Halliday (2017 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2016 vintage)
Silver Medal RASV Melbourne Wine Show (2016 vintage)
95/100 Ray Jordan (2015 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2014 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2013 vintage)
94/100 Ray Jordan (2013 vintage)

‘SMALL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR’ ~ The West Australian Wine Guide 2010

‘SMALL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR’ ~ The West Australian Wine , Guide 2009

James Halliday “Hand-picked and sorted, destemmed then crushed, part of the must drained off to finish fermentation in French barriques, the remainder pressed to tank, the parcels blended and matured for 18 months in French barriques (35% new). While only medium-bodied, the blackberry and plum fruit has a sprinkle of spices.”

The Western Australian Wine Guide 2018 "Brown Hill Estate is small family-run southern Margaret River producer has gone from strength to strength with a range of exceptional quality and value-for-money wines. The vines are all dry grown and on quite harsh gravelly soils, resulting in small yields. All grapes are hand-picked. The reds are put into a high percentage of new American and French oak. Great value and super wines."

Brown Hill Estate is a family run, multi-award winning Margaret River winery focussed on single vineyards. It utilizes traditional methods of handpicking and hand sorting to get the best quality from its grapes, and French coopered barrels in production.

Margaret River is one of the best-known wine regions in Australia, recognized internationally for the quality of its wines and the natural beauty of the region. Although originally renowned for its unusually refined Cabernet Sauvignon and intensely citrusy chardonnay varieties, the region now produces Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends and Shiraz.

Located in the south-western corner of Western Australia, Margaret River is famous for having a more 'European' wine style than its counterparts across Australia, owing to the regions temperate, coastal location which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced.

Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.

1 x Glenlofty Estate Shiraz 2017 - Pyrenees Victoria Australia

Bronze - Nick Buttler, The Real Review
95/100 Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion (2015 vintage)
94/100 Nick's Wine (2015 vintage)
91/100 The Wine Front (2015 vintage)
Bronze - Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2015 vintage)
95/100 James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion (2014 vintage)
94/100 Nick's Wine (2014 vintage)
93/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2014 vintage)
92/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2014 vintage)

Top Gold - Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Gold - Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Gold - Chine Wine & Spirit Awards 2018 (2015 vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 (2015 vintage)
Silver - Victorian Wine Show 2016 (2015 vintage)
Silver - Australian Small Winemaker Wine Show 2018 (2015 vintage)
Silver - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018 (2015 vintage)
Gold - China Wine & Spirit Awards (2014 vintage)
Gold - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2017 (2014 vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 (2014 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge UK 2017 (2014 vintage)
Bronze - Victorian Wine Show 2016 (2014 vintage)
Bronze - National Cool Climate Show 2014 vintage)

4.5/5 Winestate Magazine
5 Stars - Halliday Wine Companion

Nick Buttler, The Real Review "A subdued purple/red colour in the glass. Blackberries and ironstone lead the bouquet, red licorice and oak-spice. Intensely red-berried, concentrated dark cherries and raspberries. Firm oak and grippy tannins - still settling into its skin. Loads of potential."

Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion "As sure-footed as they come. This is ripe and rich and yet neat as a pin, its flavours of sweet plum, spearmint, blackberry and chocolate melting in your mouth as they roll impressively through. Seductive in a controlled way. Tannin has been set just right too. Terrific value." (2015 vintage)

Nick's Wine "Totally opaque dark red black colour with a dark red hue. Aromas of liquorice, blackberry and dark chocolate meld into vanillin oak, earth and spice. Rich dark chocolate, blackberry and liquorice flavours flood the medium to full bodied palate with underlying earthy vanillin oak and spice. Fleshy mouthfeel with velvet like tannins that show seamless integration and a savoury medium to long aftertaste." (2015 vintage)

The Wine Front "This wine struck me as having some serious mojo. Reserved, medium weight wine of red-black berry fruit spectrum, dashes of pepper, faint ‘mineral notes’ with a suppleness and softness that speaks of easy appeal. It’s got good length of flavour, inward intensity, nice tannin profile, good draw of flavour. It’s very enjoyable, understated red wine here.” (2015 vintage)

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Deep red/purple colour. The aroma is shy and reticent and slightly odd, while the taste is tart and edgy and somewhat disjointed. The acid is a touch overdone and the wine is rather inexpressive. " (2015 vintage)

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion " Vibrant crimson-purple, it has a fragrant, fruit-filled bouquet leading into an intensely flavoured, red and black-fruited medium-bodied palate. Complexity grows each time you come back to the wine." (2014 vintage)

Winestate Magazine "“Fantastic colour with lovely big rich Christmas cake-like varietal fruit. Beautiful aromas lift off the nose ant it is soft and generous in the mouth with velvety tannins.” (2014 vintage)

Decanter World Wine Awards - “Concentrated ripe fruit nose with a minty aromatic lift. Polished and supple on the palate with a mid-weight, spicy palate.” (2014 vintage)

Nick's Wine "Impenetrable black as night core with a deep black purple hue. Lifted black cherry and liquorice top notes overlay black plum and toasty vanillin oak with blackpepper end notes. Full bodied the palate is filled with black fruit flavours of black cherries, liquorice and black plum over toasty vanillin cedar and spicy pepper. Firm dry finish, the tannins providing some grip. Medium to long aftertaste of ripe black cherries, liquorice, toasty vanillin oak and blackpepper." (2014 vintage)

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Deep, rich red colour with a tint of purple, the bouquet rich, ripe and blackberry-ish, with very good concentration and depth of flavour. Lovely rich, fleshy, fruit-sweet and supple in the mouth, with hints of chocolate-coated black cherry. A lovely wine, full-bodied, ample yet soft and plush." (2014 vintage)

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Very deep, dark red colour with purple and black tinges. The bouquet is earthy and savoury with some development over dark chocolate, licorice and spice aromas. A hint of ironstone. The wine is full-bodied and quite powerful, with emphatic tannins and lots of grunt. A typical Pyrenees shiraz, the aftertaste long and resonating with warmth from alcohol. " (2014 vintage)

The award winning Australian winery Glenlofty has vineyards located 340 metres above sea level in the heart of one of Australia's most famous cool climate wine growing regions, the Victorian Pyrenees. Here the climate, ancient granitic soil types and varying slopes mirror those of France’s northern Rhône region. Until 2010 Glenlofty sent their cool-climate premium fruit for blending into high-end wines under Seppelts and Penfolds labels. In 2010 the 140 ha vineyards were acquired by the pioneering Richmond-Smith family, well-known in Australian agriculture since 1839. The first wines released under the Glenlofty brand appeared in 2013, and were an immediate success, winning gold medals across the world.

The Pyrenees mountain range in Australia shares its name with the ruggedly beautiful area that divides France and Spain - sweeping vistas, a temperate climate and cold climate wine growing are similarities that go way beyond the name. The Pyrenees foothills and ranges create a remarkable diversity of microclimates that provide a wealth of variety for winemakers. The region is a quintessential Australian wine region, with vineyards appearing sporadically between the ever present eucalyptus trees. Pyrenees wines produced from Cabernet Sauvignon can possess a sumptuously rich mid palate, with flavours running from eucalypt mint through to black currant as well as the earthy characters that develop during maturation. White and sparkling wines also contribute to the reputation of the Pyrenees region especially in the cooler south.

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.

1 x Hewitson LuLu Shiraz 2019 - Barossa Valley, South Australia

93/100 Ken Gargett, Winepilot.com
92/100 Regan Drew, Winepilot.com
92/100 Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
92/100 Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front
91/100 Ray Jordan, Winepilot.com
91/100 Angus Hughson, Winepilot.com
90/100 James Suckling
90/100 Annette Lacey, Winepilot.com
90/100 Andrew Graham, Winepilot.com
90/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)

Halliday Wine Companion - 5 Star Winery
James Halliday Top 100 Wine 2018
James Halliday Top 100 Winery 2017
James Halliday Top 100 Wine 2017

Ken Gargett, Winepilot.com "A soft deep red here. The nose offers chocolate, spices, florals and excellent oak integration. There is a little of the oak still evident, but the life which is ahead of this wine will see it more than melt away. There are red fruits, red currants, soft dry herbs, tobacco leaf characters and more. A really lovely nose here. Good density and fine length on the palate, right through to fine tannins. A delicious red, brilliant value, and one which not only offers much now, but has a decade or more ahead of it."

Regan Drew, Wine Pilot "Abounds with fragrant dark fruits of black cherry, blood plum and wine gums, tempered by anise and clove spice. A briny earthiness grounds it all. The maturation in older oak brings frisky fruit freshness to the fore as it slips silkily along the medium bodied palate, plumped just enough with those spiced dark fruits and a coda of easy, yet firm tannins."

Aaron Brasher, The Real Review “Young, dark and purple in the glass. Aromas of mulberry, geranium, dried herbs, anise and bouquet garni. Full-flavoured, fresh and really bright on the palate, with blackberry, spice, dark cherry. There's crunchy acidity, textured tannins, smart length and mouth-feel. A lovely Barossa shiraz in the modern genre.”

Ray Jordan, Winepilot.com "This spicy medium bodied Barossa sourced shiraz was previously only sold in the US. Nice to see it here. It’s made to be an early approachable shiraz but there’s plenty of fruit weight in the palate. Light sprinkle of pepper finishes things nicely."

James Suckling "A ripe and approachable shiraz with red-plum and berry aromas and flavors, delivered in a youthfully fresh style. Juicy and approachable."

Annette Lacey, Winepilot.com "Vibrant purple wine oozing youthful vibrancy. Juicy red and black plum with a candied perfume note. Mid weight with juicy acid and soft chalky tannins and upfront fruit and florals taking the lead. Pretty and peppery with enough fruit and texture to not notice the 14% warmth. Great value for money and lovely to see this warm climate style have some restraint so you can enjoy with or without food, as you wish."

Andrew Graham, Winepilot.com "...this broad-brushed, concentrated and slightly tarry red is very ripe and concentrated with a big personality. Plenty of flavour at this price."

James Suckling "From parcels at both ends of the Barossa, this is blended and selected for a cooler, lighter style. This has deep, dark-berry aromas and flavors as well as plenty of tarry dark plums. Smooth. Plenty of flavorful punch here." (2018 vintage)

Qantas "The palate showcases flavours of fresh fruits, fine tannins and soft fruit finish." (2018 vintage)

The Winemaker “Dark red with purple hues. Classic cooler climate aromas of red fruits, pepper and spice. Fresh fruits, fine tannins and soft fruit finish.”

In early 2021, leading global publication Wine Enthusiast included Hewitson in its top 10 list of “Vineyards Behind the World’s Most Famous Wines” alongside heralded blocks in Burgundy, Champagne, Piedmont and Napa Valley.

Australian Wine Companion "Established in 1998 Hewitson winery is situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the historic Seppeltsfield Road and boasts some of the oldest vines in the world. Hewitson fruit is sourced from historic, dry-grown vineyards in the Barossa Valley and also from single site vineyards in Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills."

Frederick Wildman "Dean Hewitson founded his eponymous winery in 1998. He is a highly respected Australian winemaker ...Hewitson has worked at wineries in Australia, France, Italy and Oregon. Hewitson then moved to the U.S. where he earned a Masters from UC-Davis. On his return home, Dean brought a wealth of knowledge, practical experience and a driving passion to produce wines not only from Barossa Valley but also from the McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills regions.

Hewitson fundamentally believes great wines are the expression of the soils they are grown in and the season in which they are grown. With his longstanding focus on terroir—specific terroir plots in fact—many of Hewitson’s wines are single vineyard. He sources grapes from not only his own vineyards but also from long-standing grower contracts including a few sourced from some of the oldest living, still productive vines on plots that date back to the mid-19th century and are pre-phylloxera. His ‘Old Garden’ Mourvèdre is a single-vineyard wine, whose vines were planted in 1853 in Barossa Valley and are reputed to be the oldest Mourvèdre vines in the world. Hewitson’s ‘Miss Harry’ is sourced from a Grenache vineyard planted in 1880, also thought to be the oldest Grenache in existence.

Due to Hewitson’s education and experience in Australia, California and France, Hewitson wines combine Old-World traditions with New-World fruit purity. And while he clearly excels with Rhône Valley grape varieties, Hewitson also produces award-winning Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. A practitioner in solar energy, water recycling and encouraging natural biodiversity, Hewitson produces wines in an environmentally sustainable fashion."

James Halliday "Dean Hewitson was a winemaker at Petaluma [one of Australia's leading wineries] for 10 years, during which time he managed to do three vintages in France and one in Oregon as well as undertaking his Masters at the University of California, Davis. It is hardly surprising that the wines are immaculately made from a technical viewpoint. Dean sources 30-year-old Riesling from the Eden Valley and 70-year-old shiraz from McLaren Vale; he also makes a Barossa Valley Mourvedre from vines planted in 1853 at Rowland Flat, and Barossa Valley Shiraz and Grenache from 60-year-old vines at Tanunda."

The Barossa Valley is an extremely important wine-producing region within the Barossa zone of South Australia, particularly associated with powerful red wines from the red wine grape variety Shiraz. A prestigious and internationally renowned region, it is not only home to some of the oldest vineyards and wineries in Australia but produces some of its most recognizable and sought-after brands. A striking feature of the Barossa Valley's wine landscape is the presence of very old vines, proudly showcased on many wine labels and during vineyard tours.

1 x Patrick of Coonawarra Two Blocks Shiraz 2016 ~ Coonawarra, South Australia

91/100 - Qwine Reviews (2017 vintage)
90/100 - James Halliday Wine Companion (2017 vintage)

SILVER - LIMESTONE COAST WINESHOW

The Winemaker “This shiraz is full bodied with a mix of bold plum flavour and a hint of pepper spice. The aromas of fruitcake and violet lead to a well balanced and complex palate. The chocolate oak finishes the wine with a smooth vanilla lift.” (2016 Vintage)

Patrick of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The Estate is now managed by his son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. It is located in the far south-east of the state, adjoining the border with Victoria south of Wrattonbully.

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, particularly the Barossa Valley.

1 x Plantagenet Lions Circle Shiraz 2018 - Mt. Barker, Western Australia

Bronze - Natalie MacLean
92/100 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2017 vintage)
Bronze - Natalie MacLean (2017 vintage)

Natalie MacLean "... is an excellent value Shiraz, supple, full-bodied with layers of dark cherry, plum, dried herbs, pepper and well-integrated toasty oak spice flavours with a silky, long and vibrant finish."

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "Solid core of dark fruits, plums and white pepper follow through from the nose. Great acidity balances the dense fruit core with soft tannin and an elegant mouthfeel. Savoury herbal notes at complexity with a slightly old world feel to the wine. Classical cool climate shiraz from a cool vintage." (2017 vintage)

Natalie MacLean "A generous, full-bodied, supple Australia Shiraz with aromas of fleshy ripe black plums and spice. Perfect for grilled meats." (2017 vintage)

Western Australian winery, Plantagenet is acclaimed internationally for its consistently highly-awarded, quality wines produced from its five vineyards located in the cool climate region of the Great Southern. It is known for its highly aromatic riesling, tangy citrus-tinged chardonnay, exceptional Rhône-style shiraz and superb cabernet sauvignon. The five estate vineyards are overseen by Chief Viticulturist Jordan Ellis whose philosophy is sustainability and remaining true to the terroir of the region.

The Real Review "Plantagenet is a pioneer of the Great Southern region of Western Australia with vineyards first planted in 1986 and the first commercial winery established in the region. Celebrated for its rich heritage, the winery was until recently owned the Lionel Samson family, the oldest family owned business in Western Australia established in Fremantle in 1829. Plantagenet has five vineyards in the Mount Barker sub region each with the unique characteristics, ancient soils and a cool maritime climate creating expressive wines of provenance, quality & prestige. "

James Halliday, Halliday Australian Wine Companion "Plantagenet has honed its flagship varieties into a distinct Great Southern wine style; a depth of lively flavour, seamless elegance and natural purity"

The Great Southern is emerging as a wine region of international significance and reputation. It is the largest wine growing region in Australia and is the second largest producer of grapes in Western Australia. It is a landscape of forested cliffs and resplendent mountain ranges, grazing pastures and towns steeped in history. The regional climate ranges from the coastal, maritime subregions of Albany and Denmark to the inland, continental subregions of Mount Barker, Porongurup and Frankland River. The predominant soils are similar to those of the Margaret River region - either lateritic gravelly sandy loams (marri country) or sandy loams deriving directly from granite and gneissic bedrocks. Near perfect conditions for grape growing has lured some of the most creative and talented winemakers to call this land their home and become part of its ancient story.

The region is known for commitment to be sustainable, and organic, and is attracting some of Australia’s best winemakers. In 2023 the region dominated the Halliday Wine Companion Awards with its Top Rated 2023 Rieslings winning 10 of the top 40 awards. Other varietals from the region also received exceptional ratings of 97, 96 & 95 points.

Winemakers who work in cooler-climate growing regions, both in the Old World and New World, tend to call their wines Syrah. The most famous examples come from the northern Rhône Valley of France, notably Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. In the New World, in regions like Sonoma Coast, California; Yarra Valley, Australia; and parts of Chile, the wines are called Syrah because they emulate the leaner, acid-driven, savory styles of the Old World French classics.

Shiraz tends to come from warmer growing climates, namely the South Australian regions of Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills. Stylistically, these wines are lush, fruit-forward examples that embody the warmer, sunnier climate. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.

1 x Glenlofty GO Shiraz 2015 ~ Pyrenees Victoria Australia

91/100 The Wine Front
91/100 CellarTracker
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
Bronze - Huon Hooke
Bronze - Jeni Port (Halliday) (2017 Vintage)
Bronze - Aaron Brasher (2017 Vintage)

Silver - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020 (2017 Vintage)
Gold - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019 (2017 vintage)

Huon Hooke "Deep ruby colour without purple tints, but the wine is in OK condition, with some developed raspberry, chocolate nuances. There's a whiff of oak and a lot of developed characteristics. The palate is full-bodied and drying, showing development from age but not really complex."

Tastings.com " Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of candied bacon, purple fruit, nutmeg, and black pepper with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, charming, medium-length finish with notes of plum pudding, grilled spice cake, and sage tea with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A sturdy Shiraz for grilled meats."

Jeni Port (Halliday) "Upfront and sweet-fruited red that is ready to go right now. Ripe red berries, blue fruits and juniper spice drive the engine. Smooth and succulent on the palate. Meets the price point perfectly." (2017 Vintage)

Aaron Brasher "Ripe, dark cherry, spice and cool, minty aromatics. Flavours are driven by a crunchy, tangy, red cherry spiciness that is lively, fresh and bright. Quite a straightforward wine that needs a little time for the angles to soften" (2017 Vintage)

The Winemaker “Red and black fruits abound, supported by earthy and savoury characters as well as licorice and spice. Complex length of flavour.”

Winestate Magazine "Glenlofty’s vineyards have been carefully nurtured since 1995 in the cool-climate foothills of Victoria’s Pyrenees. Formerly blended into premium wines produced by Penfolds, Seppelts, Rosemount and Brown Bros, Glenlofty’s remarkable fruit has been bottled under its own Glenlofty Wines label only since 2013. Early industry applause has been rapid, as demonstrated by its awards."

The vineyards of Glenlofty lie at 340 metres above sea level in the heart of the Victorian Pyrenees and total 110 hectares. Glenlofty grow a diverse range of low yielding grapes, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Nebbiolo.

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced.

Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.