The history of Shiraz wine in both France and the Barossa Valley is a testament to the influence of terroir on grape development. In France, Syrah thrived in the Rhône Valley, producing elegant and refined wines that captivate the senses.
Back in 2005, after two bumper vintages we had some Shiraz grapes left over from what would normally be provided to one of the many different wineries we supplied grapes to, with no other options for the fruit we had a choice to make..
It’s that time of year again when the Barossa starts to kick into gear for yet another vintage. The grapes have been ripening for about a month already and at one point in time it looked like the start of the grape harvest was going to be 2-3 weeks ahead of an average start date.