Unashamedly Barossa, that’s the Greenock way. And it’s precisely why the winery has developed such a loyal base amongst our customers. These small batch South Australians hero the complexity and nuance of the region’s terroir. Today, we offer the new releases in a tidy 6-pack that gives you the opportunity to experience the breadth and craftsmanship of Greenock Creek.
In this six-bottle pack, you’ll find one bottle each of the following wines: Greenock Creek Mataro, Barossa Valley 2020 Greenock Creek Alices Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2019 Greenock Creek Apricot Block Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2019 Greenock Creek Seven Acre Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2018 Greenock Creek Stone Block Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2019 Greenock Creek High Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley 2019
Greenock Creek is a rare Barossa Valley phenomenon, a small estate growing its own grapes and making its own wines in a region where winemakers and grape-growers generally lead separate lives. They’ve been doing it for close to four decades.
Explore the breadth of Barossa through the lens of Greenock Creek in a smart six-pack of new releases, including the cult Apricot Block Shiraz.
Hand-harvested fruit from the estate vineyard in Seppeltsfield. Basket pressed, matured 21 months in seasoned American oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. The savoury, dried sage signature of mataro is well married to the satsuma plums and blackberries of ripe Seppeltsfield, eloquently backed by fine-grained American oak. A long finish of powder-fine tannin and bright acidity carries lingering rhubarb freshness that completely trumps its alcohol. Skilfully composed and great value.
94 points, Wine Companion (February 2021)
Hand harvested from the estate vineyard in Seppeltsfield. Basket pressed; matured 21 months in seasoned American oak barrels; unfined and unfiltered. Cassis and blackcurrant jam define density and ripeness with crunch and carry. Think vintage port style in aroma and flavour. Dark chocolate American oak, fine-grained tannins and bright, powdery acidity sit comfortably on a long finish. Inimitable Greenock Creek, and impressively composed.
93 points, Wine Companion (February 2021)
This is right on the limit of ripeness with aromas of dried plums, some prunes and tomato paste. Spicy and earthy notes, too. The palate is very rich, velvety and round and finishes with quite concentrated blackberries. Very ripe.
92 points, JamesSuckling.com (September 2020)
Very deep, youthful, glass-staining purple/red colour, with a blackberry jam and vanilla-coconut oak aroma, which is sweetly super-ripe, borderline overripe, while the palate adds gritty, drying tannins and savoury earthiness. A big, gutsy, very ripe shiraz, more about generosity than finesse. Cellaring will be very worthwhile. (From the Moppa subregion)
92 points, The Real Review (May 2021)
Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.