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

2004 Vintage Tasting notes

A mild January was excellent for development of colour and flavour. A bout of extreme heat mid February caused some concern as baumés rose and acids dropped. Milder conditions prevailed during autumn resulting in Shiraz rich in colour. Each small parcel of Shiraz was vinified separately and matured in French oak barrels. The result is a firmly structured, elegant Shiraz, with lifted ‘primary‘fruit aromas of red current and plum and ‘secondary aromas’ of dark bitter chocolate, black pepper, aniseed and suede.

The full-bodied palate has flavours of plums, red fruits and cedar, which will improve with careful cellaring of up to 10 years.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 2004 Shiraz - 'a blockbuster finish', 'combines complexity and elegance'


As complex and elegant as ever, not withstanding higher than usual alcohol; gently spicy blackberry and blood plum fruit; fine tannins, fine French oak. Rating: 95 points. Drink: 2019.

GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE – August – September 2007

"One mouthful and you’re dreaming of those Barossa ranges at sunset."

THE WINE FRONT – Campbell Mattinson, May 2006

If you like Turkey Flat shiraz, you have to buy this. It's a stunning Barossan wine. The oak's low but the fruit is pure, ripe, slinky and soft, with force and smoothness to the black, inky, brilliant fruit. Descriptors: blackberries, plums, coal, earth, sundry herbs, VA and brandy, with the lightest, slightest vanillin smear as it rushes across your tongue. It finishes pure and perhaps a touch warm, but the sheer concentration of old-vine fruit, largely unadulterated by oak, shoots it direct into the A-league. I am impressed. To be released in July 2006. Rating: 93 Points

THE ADVERTISER – August 16, 2006

Including in its cuvee some of the oldest vine juice in the region, this is a sophisticated bowl of fruit that remains balanced and smooth despite its 15 per cent. It's Rhone-ish, moreish, drinks really well now and probably will for several more years.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE – Issue 167, October 2006

Co-fermented with 1% Marsanne, the fabulous 2004 Shiraz boasts a dense purple colour as well as a big, sweet nose of blackberries, toasty French oak, liquorice, and new saddle leather. Full-bodied, rich and heady, with loads of glycerin, silky tannin, and a blockbuster finish, it should be drunk over the next decade. Rating: 94 Points.

THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN – James Halliday's Top 100 Wines November 11-12, 2006

Along with the Clare Valley’s Wendouree reds, the Turkey Flat Shiraz is one of our most serially underpriced wines. Drawing on vines that date back to 1847, it is deeply coloured, combines complexity and elegance and easily carries its slightly elevated alcohol. Gently spicy blackberry and plum fruit is supported by fine tannins and subtle French oak. Drink: 2009-2019. With: Medium-rare rib of beef. Rating: 95 Points.

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