Traditionally a cold climate grape, Australia has a strong reputation of taking on the challenge of growing this variety despite its climate struggles. Being located in the sunshine state this possesses more difficulties for us than colder states. Because of this we grow a beautifully fruit forward shiraz, due to the thinner skins. A beautiful example of its climate is giving us yummy plump notes of blackberries, plums & cherries. We call it a naked shiraz, since it is left to be its perfect self, un-oaked. Vineyard closest to the Manor with very ‘designer’ grape leaves – the ones you imagine!