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

2009 Vintage Tasting notes

The 2009 Shiraz shows bright and generous fruit character with lively acidity. Extended pre and post ferment maceration has given the wine a fine tannin finish. The 100% French oak adds depth and length of flavour to the structure supporting a palate of blackberries, cedar and nutmeg. A complex and restrained wine which benefits from decanting to reveal depth and purity of fruit whilst young, promising great ageing potential

Download: Tasting notes and info pack.

Reviews and Awards

James Halliday on the 2009 Shiraz

AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2012 - James Halliday Deep crimson Purple; one of the icons of the Barossa Valley that in, year out, has an extra degree of elegance without compromising the depth and intensity of its spicy blackberry and Black cherry fruit; the use of 100% French oak is the the icing on the cake. Rating: 96 points

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2009 Shiraz - clearly of above average quality

THE WINE FRONT - Campbell Mattinson, June 2011 Always look forward to a spot of Turkey Flat shiraz. We've been on a bit of a run in terms of coverage too. 2009 was of course a hot vintage but I enjoyed this wine from the first sniff/taste. I haven't looked at the specs but it tastes as though there's a smidge more new oak in this release than there have been in the few years previous. There's some coconut, spice, cedarwood and toast - but before anyone is put off, these flavours are gentle and well integrated. They made a positive contribution. It's otherwise blackberried and tarry and, as well, red berried. The aftertaste is all sweet, dessicated fruits and fine tannin. It's a difficult wine to rate, but it's clearly of above average quality. Rating: 92 Points

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Release history

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