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

2011 Vintage Tasting notes

The 2011 growing season was atypical for the ordinarily sun-drenched Barossa Valley. A cool and wet summer was instrumental in the approach to the winemaking, leading to a Turkey Flat Shiraz unusually dominated by parcels from our more exposed sites. These sites, in particular our Stonewell vineyard, have shallow soils and vines with low vigour, exposing low-yielding fruit. These factors allowed full ripening to occur in 2011.

The resultant wine is typical to the Turkey Flat style. It has a deep colour with iodine hues, a bright nose of red fruits balanced by a subtle pepper influence. The palate is supported by long tannins and carefully chosen French oak lifts the fruit, lengthens the palate and adds longevity to the wine. Cellar 10 years plus.

Download: Tasting notes and info pack.

Reviews and Awards

2011 Shiraz - Shows power & elegance

The tannic grip loosens a bit as the ripe, blackberry-centered flavors take over and extend into the long, graceful, tobacco-accented finish. Shows power and elegance. Best from 2015 through 2019. 250 cases imported.

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2011 Turkey Flat Shiraz - ripe aromas of spiced plums

Deep colour; dark and brooding on the bouquet, with ripe aromas of spiced plums, fruitcake, blackberry and a lifted not of sea spray; the palate is tightly wound and full of fresh fruits, dense tannins and a lick of licorice lingering on the long finish.


Ben Edwards - James Halliday's Wine Companion 2014 edition

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2011 Shiraz - elegant

Elegant Barossa shiraz from a old vines in a cool year. Red plum, berry and nutty oak aromas precede a finely proportioned, medium-weight palate treading an interesting line between rips & savoury characters. Ageing? Drink over 8 years Food ideas - herbed veal chops, lamb pie Rating: 93/100

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2011 Shiraz - You won't find a more composed, meticulously crafted Barossa shiraz

The famous Turkey Flat Barossa shiraz from one of the coolest, wettest years anyone can remember. This is released in March 2013. You won’t find a more composed, meticulously crafted Barossa shiraz. This tastes as though it’s been fussed over. That said, if your general drinking fare consists of Barossa shiraz and lots of it – then you might want to taste this before you put in your standard order. It’s just a suggestion. It’s reflective of the season, and therefore different to previous releases. It’s peppery, for starters. There’s a clear note of coffee grounds, but it is in no way oak dominant. There’s a darkness to the fruit, in terms of flavour, but a lightness in terms of intensity or weight. Not “light”: just lighter than usual. There are dried herb notes and well honed, well ripened, nutty tannins. I think it’s a quality wine, but it may just appeal to cool climate shiraz drinkers more than it does warm climate shiraz drinkers.

Rated : 91+ Points Alcohol : 14.5% Price : $42 Closure : Screwcap Drink : 2015 - 2020+

Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front - January 2013

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Release history

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