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
Our best yet! It is in our view even a little bit better than the 1992, which was given 5 Stars in James Halliday’s Pocket Compendium of Wine. It is typical of the concentrated 1993 Shiraz’s from the better Barossa Valley Vineyards, and the concentrated flavours of chocolate, mint and cherry overtones are typical of this extremely low yield year. Again we have had to limit the purchase of this product, due to low stocks, to six bottles per order.