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 Barossa to the more elegant, spicy examples from cooler regions, Shiraz just loves it here in Australia.
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.
2018 Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz
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 2018 received 97 points from James Halliday making it one of the highest scoring Shiraz of this price in the country.
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 2018 Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz
2018 Sons of Eden Marschall Shiraz
Marschall is a brilliant little Shiraz, sourced from the sub-regions of Ebenezer and Tanunda where David Marschall (the namesake of this wine) planted his vineyards at the time the Barossa was still finding its feet.
There is no denying it, Corey Ryan and Simon Cowham know how to handle Barossa fruit, and the Marschall is a very slick example of their winemaking nous and prowess in full swing. In terms of top value Shiraz from this part of the world, this wine has a great track record.
The 2018 vintage sees one of the best versions of this wine to date. The balance managed by Corey Ryan is absolutely on point, it's a cracking wine from a great vintage.
A delicious bargain for Barossa lovers!Read more about 2018 Sons of Eden Marschall Shiraz
2019 Luke 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.
On the 2019 rendition, Luke says, "We are trying to build more muscle from the whole bunches and crushing the whole bunch berries: i.e., less cab-mac, and more extraction from the skins and stalks."
Lovers of Luke's wines and/or cool climate Shiraz should back up the truck.Read more about 2019 Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz
2018 De Iuliis Shiraz
Super daily drinking Hunter Valley Shiraz from Mike De Iuliis here.
The value on offer in the De Iuliis Estate range is outrageous. This Shiraz punches wel above its weight.
Taken from the original plantings by his father, along with the Steven vineyard and the Talga Road vineyard, Mike’s Shiraz is elegant, earthy, structured and a great example of what the Hunter has to offer.
The 2018 was rated 96 points by James Halliday and is an absolute steal for any lover of the Hunter.Read more about 2018 De Iuliis Shiraz
2019 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 Young has got a good eye for fruit. For this fresh, nouveau take on Syrah, he sourced from a vineyard he describes as "Possibly the warmest, hungriest site in Canberra." It was fermented as 100% whole berries for max aromatics, cold soaked for a week, fermented for two weeks, then pressed to a combination of ceramic egg and a French puncheon.
There's also a dash of Grenache and Mataro thrown in for a little extra 'pop'. This is a highly perfumed, exuberant style of Syrah, which is reliant on impeccable fruit for its appeal, not oak. If you love the trend towards medium-bodied, youthful reds, this is going to be right up your alley.Read more about 2019 Mada Syrah Nouveau
2018 Adelina Shiraz Mataro
The Adelina Shiraz Mataro showcases the exquisite old vine Clare Valley fruit that Jen Gardner and Col McBryde have at their disposal.
Over half of the fruit is sourced from vineyards 100+ years old, these are some of the Clare Valley's most precious and respected vineyards.
The wine itself is treated with the typical Adelina care: wild ferments, gentle handling, and this year a portion fermented in concrete. This is yet anothher remarkable release, delivering a flavour-packed yet more restrained and elegant representation of old-vine Clare Valley fruit.
As a complete package, this is unbeatable value and one of the best pound-for-pound reds in the Clare Valley.Read more about 2018 Adelina Shiraz Mataro