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

2001 Vintage Tasting notes

The 2001 vintage produced good yields thanks to warm, dry weather throughout the flowering season. Each small parcel of Shiraz was vinified separately and matured in French oak barrels. The result is a firmly structured complex Shiraz, with lifted aromas of Christmas cake/plum pudding, cocoa, mocha, leather/suede and bitter cherries and prunes.

The full-bodied palate has flavours of plums, leather, spice, and cardamom and will definitely improve with careful cellaring of up to 15 years.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 2001 Shiraz - 'generous fruit & beautiful structure'

THE WINE FRONT – Campbell Mattinson, January 2005

The shiraz wines from the 2001 Barossan vintage are generally concentrated and charming, with some reservations on their eventual longevity – which takes nothing away from their worth right now, nor over at least the medium term. This wine should suffer from no such reservation, because it's firm and shy and stuffed with concentrated black berry and plum flavours – with an oak-touched caramelly richness installed like built-in-robes to the overall design. It's going to be really good. Rating : 92 Points

WINE SPECTATOR - 30 September, 2003

Ripe and generous, open-textured and appealing for its cherry, tobacco and dusky spice flavours, finishing with impressive lift. Drink now through 2007. 500 cases imported. Rating: 90 Points.

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD - Good Living, Huon Hooke. October 28, 2003

A solid Barossa Valley shiraz that doesn't stint on flavour. You need to like oak, though: it has heaps. Camphor, eucalyptus andtoasty oak aromas. In the mouth, bags of sweet, very ripe fruit flavour that verges on porty. Best 2005-2012.

THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH - Stuart Gregor. November 26th, 2003

The wine is a classic Barossa shiraz with generous fruit and beautiful structure. Mercifully it is not engulfed in mountains of new oak - in fact less than 20 percent of the wine saw new oak, which is a tribute to the wonderful fruit and the winemaking restraint of New Zealander Peter Schell.


Winner - Great Australia Shiraz Challenge 2003 "I was delighted that the top award went to 2001 Turkey Flat Shiraz from the Barossa Valley, which encapsulates the very essence of Australia's best Shiraz. It comes from a vineyard (and vines) dating back to 1847, but has been made with finesse, allowing the fruit full expression. It is also very reasonably priced, if not under priced."

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