Tara Sullivan
 
11 May 2015 | Tara Sullivan

Winner of the Shaw + Smith Tasting Room Competition

Winner of the Shaw + Smith Shiraz Vertical Selection and Nick Mount Decanter

Congratulations to Gabby Tait who has won our Tasting Room competition drawn on 1 May 2015. Gabby will receive the Shaw + Smith vertical Shiraz selection plus a Nick Mount decanter. 
 

Thank you to everyone who entered this competition. The draw date for the next Tasting Room competition is 30 September 2015.


 

 

Time Posted: 11/05/2015 at 10:00 AM
Tara Sullivan
 
24 April 2015 | Tara Sullivan

2015 Sauvignon Blanc classification

Today is International Sauvignon Blanc Day, and while we weren't aware of this fact until around lunchtime today, it is still fitting that the team has been tasting through our new vintage Sauvignon Blanc batches for classification. 

Martin Shaw, Adam Wadewitz and David LeMire tasted individual batches of the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc and the consensus was that this vintage shows consistent and even quality, with the different vineyard sources all performing very highly. 

In David's words: "Lovely aromatics, crisp acidity and great flavours."

The 2015 Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc is scheduled for release in July 2015. 

 

Time Posted: 24/04/2015 at 4:30 PM
Dan Coward
 
13 March 2015 | Dan Coward

S+S GUIDE TO ADELAIDE'S BEST WINE BARS

The S+S team travels frequently and between us, we spend quite a bit of time in restaurants and wine bars. We have started to put together a list of some of our favourite venues around Australia to share our experiences and thoughts with you, starting this month with Dan Coward's guide to Adelaide wine bars. 



Once upon a time Adelaide had the Universal Wine Bar and Krug at the Exeter Hotel and that was about it. Well the Krug is still there but the wine bar scene has exploded dramatically in the last few years. Go west for cocktail lists, late night juke joints and the forever young Apothecary 1878, or head east for the vinous beating heart. The Tasting Room, part of the iconic East End Cellars, slices charcuterie and pours a small but interesting list by the glass, while offering you a whole wine shop of bottles to drink in with a small corkage charge. Across the road Mother Vine blends the classics – Sherry, Nebbiolo and Burgundy – with top Aussie producers like Wendouree, Ochota Barrels and SC Pannell. Just round the corner Africola completes the picture with quirky local labels next to South African pioneers. 

With the best views of the city, newly opened 2KW (at 2 King William Street) has had a stunning fit out. Dress smartly and drink classically. Venture down Waymouth Street and Proof (behind the brilliant Press) provides the perfect dark corners to imbibe from an extensive wine list curated by journo Tim White and local young gun Dave Currie. Another making waves is Travis Tausend at Cork Wine Café on Gouger Street, where quirky cloudy bottles are the order of the day. Cantina Sociale (pictured) is rambunctious, complete with wines from barrel and great snacks, while the latest welcome entrant on the scene is Bar Torino, next to Chianti on Hutt Street, championing all things Mediterranean. Finding interesting wine in Adelaide has really never been so much fun.

 

Time Posted: 13/03/2015 at 4:27 PM
Zoe Feltham
 
12 January 2015 | Zoe Feltham

Recent winner of Shaw + Smith Shiraz Vertical Selection & Nick Mount Decanter

Congratulations to Liz Hoklas - you won the Shaw + Smith vertical Shiraz pack and Nick Mount decanter.
Thank you to everyone who has entered our recent competition.

Time Posted: 12/01/2015 at 1:00 PM
Zoe Feltham
 
13 October 2014 | Zoe Feltham

Winner of the 2009 Shaw + Smith Aged Release Shiraz

Congratulations to Brianna Chappell - you won a case (6) of award-winning 2009 Aged Release Shiraz.
Thank you to everyone who has entered our recent competition.

Time Posted: 13/10/2014 at 2:37 PM
Zoe Feltham
 
11 August 2014 | Zoe Feltham

Recent winner of the Shaw + Smith vertical Shiraz and Nick Mount decanter

Congratulations to Jane Glasson - you won the Shaw + Smith vertical Shiraz and Nick Mount decanter.
Thank you to everyone who has entered our recent competition.

Time Posted: 11/08/2014 at 1:36 PM
Zoe Feltham
 
10 June 2014 | Zoe Feltham

Recent winner of a case of Award Winning '09 Aged-Released Shiraz

Congratulations to Karen Sorensen - you won a case (6) of award-winning 2009 Aged Release Shiraz.
Thank you to everyone who has entered our recent competition.

Time Posted: 10/06/2014 at 10:02 AM
Zoe Feltham
 
28 May 2014 | Zoe Feltham

Voted Best Australian Red

Great news from London... the 2012 Shaw + Smith Shiraz  has just been announced as the 'Best Australian Red' and has been awarded 3 Trophies from the International Wine Challenge (IWC).

Best SA Shiraz
Best Australian Shiraz
Best Australian Red

A fantastic result - congratulations to our viticulturists and winemaking team! Another good news story for Adelaide Hills Shiraz.

2012 Shaw + Smith Shiraz
Cool climate Adelaide Hills Shiraz, in which balance is more important than power.

2012 was a terrific vintage with lower yields translating to great quality. Hand picked, crushed and fermented on skins in small fermenters with hand plunging and gentle pumping over to extract colour, flavour and tannin. Aged in French barriques with special care taken not to over oak the wine and maintain fruit integrity.

2012 Shaw + Smith Shiraz has the concentration and structure to develop fine tertiary characters in the bottle over the next 10 years.

Time Posted: 28/05/2014 at 2:40 PM
Michael Hill Smith MW
 
13 May 2014 | Michael Hill Smith MW

"I am what I eat"

Michael Hill Smith is interviewed by Tony Love, Herald Sun (Melbourne) about "I am what I eat."

Find out why food for Michael was schizophrenic.. why he became a wine producer ....and one of his most memorable meals...

Click here to see the full article.

Time Posted: 13/05/2014 at 2:53 PM
Zoe Feltham
 
11 April 2014 | Zoe Feltham

Closed for Easter

Due to exciting renovations at the winery, the Shaw + Smith Tasting Room will be closed for the Easter period (Friday 18th - Monday 21st April inclusive).  We apologise for any inconvenience and wish everyone a fabulous Easter break.

Time Posted: 11/04/2014 at 4:22 PM