Large bottle turkey flat shiraz bottle

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

2000 Vintage Tasting notes

The 2000 vintage produced lower than average yields due to unseasonably cool weather during flowering followed by a very hot February. The result is a softer structured and more complex Shiraz than previous vintages, with lifted aromas of Christmas cake/plum pudding, cocoa, mocha, leather/suede and bitter cherries and prunes.

The palate is full bodied with flavours of cherries, plums, leather, spice, cardamon, coffee and bitter chocolate.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 2000 Shiraz - 'A masterpiece of understatement'

WINE SPECTATOR, July 31, 2003

Smooth, plump and generous with its peppery, slightly leathery black cherry and plum flavours, finishing on a tangy note. Impressive for its plush texture and sense of refinement. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 3,000 cases made. Rating: 90 Points.

THE AUSTRALIAN -Halliday's Top 100, 23 November 2002

Made from 1847 estate plantings and must surely contend for historical pride of place, notwithstanding the claims of others. Smooth, plum and black cherry fruit on the bouquet, then a supple, smooth palate with black fruits, spice cedar and vanilla. A masterpiece of understatement. Region: Barossa Valley, SA. Best drinking: 2004-24 Drink with: Venison. Rating: 95 Points.

SUNDAY LIFE/FROM THE VINE with Ralph Kyte-Powell July 21, 2001

Made from Barossa vines planted in 1847, this relies on classy old vine characters with oak a secondary contributor. Spiced blackberry and plum fruit of great concentration dovetail into ripe, fine-grained tannins in lovely balance. Go wintry and have steak and kidney pie.


The Turkey Flat Shiraz vineyard was planted in 1847, and hence boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia (and the world). They have never been irrigated, and the vast root system is well able to compensate for the varying conditions of each growing season, never failing to produce grapes of the highest quality. The wine spends 22 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak hogsheads. So far it seems to have escaped the notice of Robert Parker, and the price is but a fraction of other comparable wines from old-vine Barossa plantings. Medium to full red-purple; an ultra-smooth bouquet with rich, dark plum fruit, then a perfectly assembled palate with a core of dark, satiny fruit, sweet but in no way jammy. Oak travels in the back of the plane. Rating: 94 out of 10

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