Large bottle 2019 rose thumb

The Barossa Valley has the perfect climate and ideal grape varieties to produce Rosé. It is a wine style that should be enjoyed fresh and chilled.

Having been amongst the first to lead the great Rosé revival, it has been interesting to watch the popularity of this wine style grow.

Bucking the notion that Rosé is an afterthought, our 'Prince of Pink' has a special place in our hearts & is crafted with a clear purpose.

Sourced from specific sites achieving perfect yields promoting prominent primary fruit while retaining appealing palate cleansing crispness.

Enjoy with: Friends, under a tree on a hot, summer's day. Not summer? Just turn up the heat & serve with Asian or Spanish inspired spicy or seafood dishes. Best served chilled.

2009 Vintage Tasting notes

Having been amongst the first to lead the great Rosé revival, it has been interesting to watch the popularity of this wine style grow. We dedicate one vineyard to Rosé ensuring continuity of style. Our Rosé is still drier than most and displays complexity and balance difficult to find.

The 2009 vintage has delivered another great Rosé. Following the small heat spike in January the Rosé production all went to plan. Displaying a brilliant ruby colour, with soft tannins and a crisp, dry balanced finish with complexity and elegance. Our Rosé fans will not be disappointed.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 2009 Rose - still the country's perennial favourite

SELECTOR – October 2010

Still the country's perennial favourite, Turkey Flat is one of the benchmarks of the style. Vibrant raspberry, musk and spice aromas lead to an intense raspberry and red berry palate, with a minerally finish and warm, balanced length.

SUNDAY TIMES – Peter Forrestal, August 2010

While the Barossa's Turkey Flat reliably makes one of Australia's finest rosés, the 2009 is arguably the best in the country. It's a blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Dolcetto that has attractive brambly redcurrant flavours with a hint of licorice and musk stick.


This has been one of the benchmark roses in Australia each year. It comes from one vineyard specially set aside for rose. The acid is crisp and there is a good structure which provides something more substantial. It is a good food wine and will handle some cellaring. Needs to be served quite chilled. Rating 92/100

THE AGE, UNCORKED - Ralph Kyte-Powell, 5th January 2010

Turkey Flat's Barossa Rosé is an excellent example that combines the region's traditional rosé variety grenache with shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and dolcetto. It's more delicate and seems a shade drier than past vintages. A restrained pink wine with subtle raspberry and floral aromas, the palate is light, clean and lively with ripe, fruity flavours and tangy, lip-smacking acidity. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE - Issue 186, December 2009

The dry 2009 Rosé is medium pink-coloured with a delightful nose of strawberry and rhubarb. Concentrated and full-flavoured on the palate, it is well balanced and long in the finish. Drink it over the next 12-18 months. Rating: 90 Points

THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN - James Halliday, November 14 - 15, 2009

A blend of Grenache (60%), Shiraz (19%), Cabernet Sauvignon (16%), and Dolcetto (5%) sourced largely from a single vineyard. Bright fuschia; the bouquet has fragrant small red fruits plus a touch of spice; the palate with structure and length way above average, the finish deliciously dry, spice coming again on the after taste. Drink to 2010 with antipasto. Rating: 96 Points

THE ADVERTISER - Tony Love, 18th November 2009

Blended from a well tried set of components that changes subtly each vintage - this year grenache, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and a small dose of dolcetto, in that order, brings out a lovely fresh burst of strawberry aromas with foresty undertones that follow through with a pleasant texture and spice in the mouth, well rounded, fully realised and with an adult approach to the flavours often forgotten in the style. Rating: 91 Points

THE WINE FRONT – Campbell Mattinson, July 2009

It's a blend of grenache, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and dolcetto. It's (almost) fluorescent pink and, of course, tastes as fresh as a daisy. Fresh raspberry and cranberry. Beautifully inviting. There might even be a spot of fennel-like flavour in this. It seems to wane through the finish but it tastes delicious while it lasts. Indeed it tastes and smells beautifully of sweetly ripened summer berries. Rating: 91 Points

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2009 & 2010 Rose - reliably one of the finest

MONEY MAGAZINE - Peter Forrestal, October 2010 While Turkey Flat has reliably been one of Australia's finest roses, the 2009 is an absolute cracker. It's a blend of grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet and Dolcetto with attractive brambly redcurrant flavours a hint of licorice and musk stick. A touch of sweetness is offset by lively natural acidity and a gentle grip.

I tasted the 2010 Turkey Flat Rose in a line-up of 21 roses and it was as good as the previous wine - in fact, it topped the tasting just ahead of the 2010 Majella 'Melody' Rose. The Turkey Flat is vibrant fresh and tangy.

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Release history

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2019 750ml bottle $22.00
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