Shiraz is planted and grown all over the world, but the spiritual home of this varietal is undoubtedly France’s northern Rhone. The world’s oldest, continuously productive shiraz vines are found in the Barossa Valley in South Australia (planted 1843) These ungrafted, pre-phylloxera vines still produce tiny crops of super-intense grapes - 176 years later!!! Over time, the blockbuster style of Australian Shiraz has softened to one that’s more focused on approachability, but the inky depth and incredible richness still prevail.