The Turkey Flat Vineyard boasts some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world. Planted in 1847, these hard-working gnarled old vines are still producing fantastic grapes. They are dry grown with their roots extending metres into the soil in search of moisture.
Much of the credit for the best Shiraz made in the Barossa is due to old vines such as these. The fact that these vines still exist is largely due to a far-sighted quarantine scheme, in which South Australia was spared the phylloxera outbreak which devastated the vineyards of Europe, America and subsequently parts of Australia in the late 1800’s.
This shiraz is a result of a very intricate blending process. After each parcel of fruit is individually vinified & aged in specially selected French oak barrels, the final blend is created with careful consideration to upholding its reputation for cellaring gracefully, retaining its freshness and balance for many years.
The Turkey Flat Shiraz is a proud holder of a Barossa Trust Mark. The Barossa Trust Mark is a mark of aspirational standard set by the Barossa region. It provides you with a guarantee and assurance of quality.
It is founded on five value pillars:
Origin - our sense of place
Integrity - our sense of purpose
Quality - our sense of ambition
Environment - our sense of responsibility
Community - our sense of belonging
More information on the Barossa Trust Mark can be found here
This wine is the first wine to be produced by Turkey Flat Vineyards. It was made at Wirra Wirra Winery in the McLaren Vale. The Fruit flavour and colour from these unique berries has been highlighted using French oak fermentation and maturation.
The vines which produced the grapes for this wine were planted in 1847, before the Ballarat gold rush, the American Civil War or the Russian Revolution – and not long after the City of Adelaide was settled. They are among the oldest Shiraz vines in the world.
As fourth generation Barossa grape growers it’s a pleasure to offer this first estate grown wine from the Turkey Flat Vineyards. We know you will enjoy it now or in four or five years when you blow off the cellar dust.