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
The sell-out 1990 Turkey Flat Shiraz was described by wine authority David Farmer as “distinctive, unique and very satisfying – a highly individual Barossa red”. We couldn’t agree more – it is our flagship wine and represents the special blending of grapes from 147 year old dry grown Shiraz vines, sweet American oak and time honoured Barossa winemaking skills.
The new release Shiraz has a dark brick red colour, a rich, full flavoured palate suggesting plums and mint and a tannin structure to make it last and last. This vintage was made at Rockford Winery using open fermenters and the basket press. The 1992 vintage was considered by many as a classic year. Buy it now for your new born’s 21st birthday celebration and you won’t be disappointed – or drink it next week with pheasant of jugged hare!