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

2006 Vintage Tasting notes

The 2006 vintage was mild and long. We managed to escape serious heat waves to achieve a slow long ripening period. This produced wines that are floral, elegant and well structured. Cold soaking and extended time on skins has resulted in a firm tannin structure ensuring that this wine will improve with careful cellaring of up to 10 years.

Reviews and Awards

Reviews for the 2006 Shiraz - 'sumptuously rich, yet retains elegance', 'One of the best value in the country' 'Should provide superb drinking through 2026'

WINEWISE - Volume 25 Number 1, April 2009

Here's yet another delightful regional red which is rich and firm, but balanced, showing fragrant aromatics with more than a dash of licorice. Mouthfilling and very much alive.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE - Issue 181, February 2009

The 2006 Shiraz is a glass-coating opaque purple colour with an aromatic array of pain grille, pencil lead, smoke, espresso, and blueberry. Layered on the palate, it has outstanding grip, savoury black fruit flavours, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. It will continue to unwind for several years and offer a drinking window extending from 2012-2022. Rating: 91 Points


Dense deep purple-crimson; a sumptuously rich cascade of black fruits and some Christmas cake spices, yet miraculously retains elegance thanks to restraint in winemaking. Oh for a screw cap. Rating: 96 Points


Turkey Flat's 2006 is a wine still very much in the making, as are many wines from this excellent but slow developing vintage. Bright ripe red and dark berry fruits, the palate carries sinewy richness and raw muscular tannins that will settle in time. This is cruising slowly but surely along to greatness, so cellaring is a must.

THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN - 19/7/2008 James Halliday

The just released 2006 Turkey Flat Shiraz has to be one of the best value top-quality red wines in the country. It has a track record of excellence, a recent tasting of the 99, 01, 02, and 04 all supporting a minimum 10 to 15 years life span. It has superb texture and structure, with velvety tannins supporting an array of black fruits plus a touch of licorice. With a true alcohol content of 14.5 per cent, it is a perfect paradigm of what Barossa Valley Shiraz should be. (96 points)

WINE PRESS - Tyson Stelzer, August 2008

Drinking this wine is like being in the drivers seat of an Audi R8 on a windy coastal road - without your wife in the passengers seat. Sheer power and control.

THE ADVERTISER - TOP 100 WINES November 2008

The Barossa in full swing here with essential dark fruit and creamy oak characters bringing some exciting licorice aromatics to the fore, again the trademark spice of the variety working its magic building a very smart, juicy Shiraz which fills out the mouth with good youthful acidity and persistence. Plenty of interest on the drinkability scale. 93 Points.

ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE – Issue 173, October 2007

Twenty percent of the 2006 Shiraz was sourced from vines planted in 1847 and was aged in French oak, 15% new. It offers aromas of smoke, cedar, bacon, blueberry, and blackberry. This leads to a voluptuous, full-flavoured Shiraz with enough structure to evolve for 6-8 years. Rip, sweet, and very lengthy, it should provide superb drinking through 2026. Rating: 91-94 Points

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