About The Pack
Shiraz is our most famous vinous export - it's what we're known for and we do it oh so well.
From the robust, concentrated wines of the South Australia to the more elegant, spicy examples from cooler regions, Shiraz just loves it here.
Here are six excellent every-day drinking Shiraz for a bargain price.
You will cover a wide range of regions, styles and price points all from the comfort of your home. At this price, you won't find a better mix of Aussie Shiraz anywhere in the country.
2021 Lambert Crudo Shiraz
Luke Lambert's 'entry level' Crudo Shiraz is terrific value for money.
Luke is one of the modern superstars of the Yarra Valley. If you want to get to know his house style, this is the perfect place to start.
Luke makes this in a style which is more approachable in its youth than the exceptional, collectable Luke Lambert Syrah. A Yarra Valley Shiraz with drinkability as the focal point, it shows all the perfume, freshness and spice that makes Luke's Shiraz/Syrah so unique. The Crudo is ready to go now. It's delicious.
Lovers of Luke's wines and/or cool climate Shiraz should back up the truck.Read more about 2021 Lambert Crudo Shiraz
2020 Tonic Wines Shiraz
Not your average Barossa Shiraz, but there's never anything average about Tonic Wines.
New packaging and a new Shiraz from Glenn Barry, with long maceration time, no oak and a straight to bottle philosophy.
Medium, leaning towards full bodied but it's all in fruit character and grippy natural grape tannin. Vibrant, raspberry, spicy and savoury, this is a wonderfully-framed incisive new Tonic release.
What is old is new again...Read more about 2020 Tonic Wines Shiraz
2020 Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz
"Lovely. Chewy. Delicious."
Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
The name 'Violet Hour' refers to the fading light owners Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly saw on the horizon as they picked the last bunches of Shiraz for their first ever release, the 2012 edition of this wine. A violet sky, a beautiful wine, and a new future ahead for the couple and their vines.
The Violet hour tastes as stylish as it looks, it hits that sweet-spot for all red wine lovers - a combination of elegance and power.
The pedigree of the McLaren Vale vineyard is second to none - it's one of the most respected sites in McLaren Vale where Seaview and Blewitt Springs meet. You get the lively, bright blue fruits of the sandy soils of Blewitt Springs with the power and structure of the Seaview terroir. It's a winning combination. The quality of the Shiraz speaks for itself.
Put simply, if you like McLaren Vale Shiraz with a fresh face - this is a must buy.Read more about 2020 Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz
2020 Mada Syrah Nouveau
The modern Australian Shiraz/Syrah is a much different beast to that of twenty years ago. Thank the wine gods for the evolution of style, it's allowed for great wines like this to come into existence.
Hamish's usual NSW fruit sources were impossible in the bushfire-devastated 2020 vintage so this bouncy red is sourced from the Tuerong sub-region of Mornington Peninsula via good friend Barney Flanders at Garagiste wines.
It's hand picked, with 100% carbonic maceration, and a short spell in both concrete and oak. Soft, spicy and with a satiny palate caress, just a lovely high-toned, low-priced wine for drinking over the next couple of years.Read more about 2020 Mada Syrah Nouveau
2018 De Iuliis LDR Shiraz Touriga
"The flow of the fruit is complex. The flavours run to the beat of a different drum."
Jame Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)
There is a great sense of tradition and heritage in the Hunter Valley which is quite romantic, but Mike De Iuliis, along with some of his contemporaries are doing great things to advance the local industry into uncharted waters.
The LDR (Lovedale Road) Shiraz Touriga is a blend of Shiraz fruit sourced from their iconic Lovedale Road vineyard, planted by Joss De Iuliss in 1990 and 20% Touriga Nacional (a Portuguese variety, traditionally used in fortified wines) which Mike asked Joss to plant after being inspired by an SA winemaker friend’s use of the variety.
This wine just works. The earthy/red fruit characters of Hunter Shiraz meets the floral aromatics and structure of Touriga Nacional. Looking for a different red that still feels familiar? Try the LDR, it’s an absolute home run from Mike, and we hope we see more like it!Read more about 2018 De Iuliis LDR Shiraz Touriga
2021 Bloody Hill Villages Coldstream Syrah
"... brilliant at the price point."
Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)
This is one of the best value versions of Yarra Valley Syrah you will find at the moment.
Crafted by young Rivar Ferguson-Mayer, he includes 30% whole bunches in the ferment to add spice and structure to the wonderfully floral style of Syrah he has picked from St Huberts in Coldstream.
A simply delicious new release and absolutely stellar value for money here.Read more about 2021 Bloody Hill Villages Coldstream Syrah