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

2002 Vintage Tasting notes

The 2002 vintage had ideal ripening conditions, with cool temperatures and extended ripening on the vine. 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 2002 Shiraz - 'Does the Barossa Proud'


An intense and concentrated fruit bowl of blackberry, licorice and spice; outstanding balance and length; great style and quality. Rating: 96 Points.

WINEFRONT MONTHLY - Campbell Mattinson, May 2004

The rawness and fruit purity of this wine is something to behold. It's bright and fresh, with syrupy plum and blackberry in healthy measure and flashes of nutty warmth on the finish. Tannins simply roll into the fruit, and there's a musk-smothered herbal element that seems every bit ripe. Pure shiraz. Excellent. Does the Barossa proud. Drink: Now-2016

WINE SPECTATOR - Harvey Steinman, September 15 2004

Ripe and generous, with heady ripe plum and spice flavours, but nicely refined to keep them from over-doing it, picking up a hint or raspberry and a floral note as the flavours linger beautifully. Drink now through 2010. Rating: 92 Points.

THE WINE ADVOCATE -Robert Parker, October 2004

Winemaker Peter Schulz has turned in a brilliant effort with the 2002 Shiraz. Glorius notes of creme de casis, raspberry liqueur, licorice, and vanilla (15-20% new oak is utilized) jump from the glass of this inky/ruby/purple-colored Shiraz. Great fruit on the attack is followed by an expansive, full-bodied, deep, harmonious mid-palate, and a long finish. One component of this cuvee emerges from one of South Australia's oldest Shiraz plots, planted in 1847. This 2002 should drink well for 10-12 years. Rating: 94 Points.

THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN - Halliday’s Top 100. November 20-21, 2004

Many of the vines on the Turkey Flat vineyard that go to make this wine were planted in 1847. Densely coloured, it is an intense and concentrated fruit bowl of blackberry, plum and licorice, with quite outstanding balance. Commendably moderate oak and moderate alcohol at an immoderately low price. Rating: 97 Points. Best Drinking: 2007-22. With: Eye fillet of beef.

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