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 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 Mada Wines Shiraz
Hamish Young's Mada Shiraz is a very seductive wine.
The fruit comes from three vineyards in the Murrumbateman area, one providing incredible perfume, the other two contributing underlying power.
A third of the fruit was fermented as whole bunches, some saw time in ceramic egg to maintain freshness, and only 15% new oak used in the maturation of the wine. This is the essence of silky, slippery Canberra Shiraz.
A wine that oozes sex appeal. Hamish has not put a foot wrong since starting his own label in 2016, and this gorgeous Shiraz is yet another notch in his belt.Read more about 2018 Mada Wines Shiraz
2018 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 wine, 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 2018 Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz
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
2016 Spinifex Bete Noir
"Exceptional length, beautiful wine." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)
Husband and wife team of Peter Schell and Magali Gely have extensive winemaking experience in the south of France, which proves the inspiration for their unique wines made from predominantly Rhone varietals.
Unlike most of Spinifex's wines, 'Bete Noir' is 100% varietal, in this case, Shiraz.
But unlike many big and bold Barossa Shiraz, with 30% of the fruit coming from the Barossa's cooler neighbour Eden Valley this wine has remarkable perfume, elegance and balance.
This has a distinctive 'old world' feel with the vibrancy of South Australian fruit. A wine with an impeccable track record for a true Shiraz connoisseur.Read more about 2016 Spinifex Bete Noir
2018 Woods Crampton Barossa Shiraz
Pound for pound one of the best value reds in the Barossa Valley. The 2018 is a top release of this much-loved Shiraz.
Yet again the Woods Crampton Barossa Valley Shiraz shapes as one of the year's true wine bargains. Shiraz lovers eat your hearts out.
The style of this wine is best summed up by the Woods Crampton boys themselves: "A modern, fruit driven Barossa Shiraz with a focus on drinkability. A world away from the over-extracted and over the top styles loved by the Americans. Cool Climate Barossa Shiraz?"
If you're a fan of this quintessential Aussie wine style, this is quite simply one of the best value Shiraz in the Barossa Valley.Read more about 2018 Woods Crampton Barossa Shiraz