2015 Shiraz - bloody brilliant!

Turkey Flat Vineyards in the Barossa Valley is currently celebrating its 170th Anniversary, something that only a handful of Australia’s 2,468 wineries have been able to do. To celebrate this amazing milestone they are having a very special dinner on [Saturday] evening and will be trotting out some of their finest, special wines to be enjoyed along with a meal from one of Adelaide’s hottest restaurants, Africola I have been a long-term fan of the Turkey Flat wines, from its Barossa Valley White (Marsanne/Viogner/Roussanne) through to the Butchers Block Red (Shiraz/Grenache/Mataro). The Shiraz is also awesome and is made from grapes grown on very, very old vines, it is oak fermented and given extraordinary TLC (tender loving care).

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04/09/2017
Dan Traucki Wine Assist

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2015 Shiraz - first class

If you’re looking for first class, traditionally styled, Barossa shiraz, this release from Turkey Flat is the perfect ‘go to’. It’s toasty, malty, beautifully blackberried and rich, the deliciousness factor from start to finish (very) high. To boot, it has both the inherent structure and balance to keep it at a high level for a good long time. This is Turkey Flat Shiraz in exactly the form you’d like to see it. Plum, kirsch, cream and cocoa characters are all nothing if not seductive. Licks of oak are perfectly applied. Fruit is dark and satisfying. Redcurrant and spice notes are there, but as bit players. It’s Barossa shiraz, fighting fit. 95 points

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29/08/2017
Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front

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Toasting 170 years of shiraz in style

Blog full david brookes & chef duncan welgemoed at turkey flat vineyards 170 years dinner

Saturday 26 August saw the winery polished to perfection, ready to host a wonderful group of friends to celebrate the 170th anniversary of our 'Ancestor' shiraz vines. These shiraz vines, planted in 1847 by Johann Fiedler, are the very reason Turkey Flat Vineyards exists as a winery, so honour them we did. Our guests were treated to a sumptuous, wine-friendly dinner by chef Duncan Welgemoed of Africola, along with our most favourite wines from our current releases and the museum. The stand out being 'The Ancestor' - a single site wine made purely from the very same 1847 vines being honoured.

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29/08/2017

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170 years of Shiraz - winner!

Sharing our love of wine history is a wonderful thing. Today we are thrilled to announce the winner of our 170 years of Shiraz winner... Congratulations Mark L! Please check your email for all the details. Mark has won a once-in-a-lifetime collection of Turkey Flat Shiraz with a cumulative bottle age of 170 years. This dozen includes 1 x 750ml bottle each of Turkey Flat Shiraz from vintages:

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07/08/2017

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2017 Rosé - one of the best

Reliably good year after year, this is, quite simply, one of the best dry savoury rosés to be found in Australia. Made from 100% grenache fruit grown in the Barossa Valley, this has for several years been one of the style leaders as rosé transitioned from curiosity to mainstream. The back label tells the story: "Simply a light, crisp and beautifully aromatic wine that is best served chilled." Match it will anything from seared tuna to a Lebanese mezze platter. Winsor Dobbin - Wine of the Week 

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07/08/2017
Winsor Dobbin Wine of the Week

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