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
Zoe Feltham
 
7 April 2014 | Zoe Feltham

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

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

Time Posted: 07/04/2014 at 1:09 PM
Zoe Feltham
 
31 March 2014 | Zoe Feltham

Vintage 14 continues

VINTAGE UPDATE 2014

Next on Shaw + Smith’s picking list is Shiraz, and we’re excited about the slow, cool end to the season which has given rise to amazing flavour and balance at relatively low baumé levels (a measure of the amount of sugar that is concentrated in the wine). Spice and floral aromas are wafting out from our favourite S+S blocks.
 
The Chardonnay ferment is now ticking along nicely and we are happy to see what we thought were great flavours in the vineyard showing up in the fermented batches. Savvy is also fermenting away, working its magic, and the filing the cellar with its wonderful aromas.
 
Watch this space.

Time Posted: 31/03/2014 at 12:48 PM
Zoe Feltham
 
25 March 2014 | Zoe Feltham

Winewise Championship 2014 - Outstanding Shiraz

We are very happy to receive the Winewise Championship Outstanding score for our 2012 Shiraz, but we are more excited about the comments!

Winewise Championship 2014 (source)

2012 Shaw + Smith Shiraz
"We’ll say it yet again. The Shaw + Smith Shiraz is one of Australia’s best reds. Forget auction prices. Forget the over-hyped “classics”. This is the real deal – opulently varietal, fresh and concentrated, with polished tannins." 

Score: Outstanding

Time Posted: 25/03/2014 at 10:05 AM
Zoe Feltham
 
11 March 2014 | Zoe Feltham

Vintage 14

What started as an early start to vintage, slowed down with some unseasonal rains allowing the vineyards to recover from heat.  This was followed by a cool slow ripening period, keeping the grapes longer on the vines, increasing fruit intensity and flavour - always a good thing. Now we are in full swing with the cellar on 24 hour shifts. Dan, one of our vintage interns tweets "My hands are finally getting leathery, discoloured and generally manly. Thank you #v14@shawandsmith"!

Challenging vintages show the extraordinary value of years of experience and knowledge.  Ray Guerin (Viticulturist of the Year 2013) and winemaker, Adam Wadewitz have just come from the Woodlot vineyard, Balhannah and believe its some of the best Sauvignon Blanc flavours they have seen.  Chardonnay looks like the stand out variety for the season.  We are still a couple of weeks off picking the shiraz and although the yields are looking low, Ray and Adam are excited about the potential quality.
 

Time Posted: 11/03/2014 at 9:29 AM
Zoe Feltham
 
3 February 2014 | Zoe Feltham

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

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

Time Posted: 03/02/2014 at 11:13 AM