2015 Barossa Wine Show win!

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Last night was Barossa's night of nights as the wine industry came together to celebrate the 39th annual Barossa Wine Show. With 717 wines entered in this year's competition - up by 116 from last year - it's a testament to the growing quality, confidence and pride of our region's. International guest judge Lisa Perrotti-Brown spoke highly of the entries, noting in particular the 2015 rieslings and 2014 grenache. With this in mind we were blown away with the results:

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18/09/2015

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Introducing the Ancestor by Turkey Flat Vineyards

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We are thrilled to finally announce a project which is very close to our hearts - a celebration (of the vinus variety) of the very reason Turkey Flat exists as a winery today. Introducing The Ancestor by Turkey Flat Vineyards... For the very first time we have produced a shiraz purely from the shiraz vines planted on our property in 1847. It was the preservation of these vines from the 1987 vine pull scheme that prompted the Schulz family (now 5th generation owners of the Turkey Flat property) to take charge and begin a very personal approach to winemaking. Thus Turkey Flat Vineyards was born. Naming 'The Ancestor' refers, of course, to our own Ancestors who purchased the Turkey Flat property in the 1870s, although interestingly the vines themselves are classified as 'Ancestor' vines by the Barossa Old Vine Charter. The distinctive script on this label has been taken directly from the 1888 Schulz family butchers ledger, discovered while restoring their shop to become our Cellar Door in 1992.

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22/06/2015

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Vintage 2015 - the report

The 2015 vintage will be remembered for the earliest start in our 26 year history, beginning on Tuesday 3 February with a 4am harvest of Marsanne from our Stonewell vineyard. A dry end to winter as well as a warm start to spring brought forward both budburst and flowering delivering a vintage a month ahead of schedule. A cool, but dry January allowed flavours to develop evenly and earlier than average, with varieties and vineyards ripening collectively. Staying a step ahead of the February heatwave was to be the defining factor this year. Quality is high and the balance of flavour is superb. 2015 will be a truly memorable vintage.

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24/03/2015

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Dear Friends {Easter 2015 edition}

After a short break over the Christmas – New Year period, the Turkey Flat team are back in action. Vintage kicked off on February 3rd, the earliest start in our 26 year history. I reluctantly headed off to the UK for our UK distributors annual portfolio tasting, returning 12 days later to find a very full winery and a very happy, albeit tired winery crew. The fruit flavours and colour are sublime, 2015 is a stunning vintage. Mark, in his 7th vintage at TF, is leading the way ably assisted by Peter, known to all as Peaches, Baz and my son Alex. Yes, another son, I promise there are no more! Oli passed the baton to Alex and has headed off to the US to study. Alex has returned to the Barossa Valley after many years working overseas and domestically in both hospitality and the wine industry. It is a joy to have him back with his fresh ideas, there is already an exciting new addition planned for release later this year. While the winery crew are hard at work, the cellar door sales, marketing and events are not neglected. Our latest addition, a new kitchen, was just completed in time for our fringe event – the Secret Garden Party 2015. Many months of planning go into making this a successful day. The happy crowd were entertained by the beautiful melodies of Holly Throsby, Kaurna Cronin and Echo and the Empress & fed the most delicious picnic morsels by Tracy Collins paired with our finest wines. WOW what a day!

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24/03/2015

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...and our lucky winner is...

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Wow! What an amazing response we have had to our Shiraz Retrospective Competition! After finally sorting through the huge number of entries this morning I had the very lovely task of drawing our lucky winner... You're taking home a 6 pack of our favourite Turkey Flat Shiraz vintages from our Cellar!

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15/12/2014

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