2021 Meadowbank Syrah

Derwent Valley, TAS

Beautifully elegant Tasmania Syrah - Pete Dredge does enjoy getting his Syrah on.



...I certainly had no hesitation in taking it from the tasting bench to the dinner table.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Meadowbank vineyard is largely responsible for putting Tasmanian Syrah on the map.

The 2011 Glaetzer-Dixon Syrah that shocked the country by taking home the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show, was sourced from the oldest plantings of Syrah on Meadowbank planted in 1974.

This site produces Syrah with elegance and spice in more of a European style than the big, bold Shiraz that we typically produce on the mainland.

Peter Dredge has once again put his large but gentle hands to good use with another classy Syrah release.

About Meadowbank

Meadowbank is one of the oldest vineyards in Tasmania with the Ellis family having farmed this site since 1976.

This is one of the most important sites on the Apple Isle.

After taking a brief hiatus from producing their own wines, Meadowbank now has the formidable talents of winemaker Peter Dredge at their disposal.

With Dredge in the winemaking hot seat, Meadowbank is set to be one of the benchmark producers in Tasmania for many years to come.

Team Meadowbank amongst the vines
Team Meadowbank amongst the vines
Derwent Valley, Tasmania
Additional Info

From The Producer

Our relationship with Shiraz began well over 40 years ago, when the first of these vines were planted at Meadowbank and have been lovingly nurtured by the Ellis family ever since. No doubt there were a few raised eyebrows, and a few words probably being muttered under disbelieving breaths.

An elegant and purposeful step away from big, bold Shiraz. It is wholeheartedly light and ethereal, in all its unashamed glory.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Ellis Family
The Ellis Family
Derwent Valley, TAS
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"It’s like a familiar face. Black pepper and cloves, florals and roasted nuts, twiggy spice aplenty, a touch of Mezcal. These characters of course are attached to cherried fruit, bordering on boysenberry and perhaps touching on cranberry too. The point being that it has all the characters you’d hope for in a Tasmanian Syrah, and the fruit profile to match, though it is quite slender, with apple-y acidity, and as a result its quality isn’t quite as emphatic as perhaps it could be. But it’s still delicious, in its style, and I certainly had no hesitation in taking it from the tasting bench to the dinner table." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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