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View details Shingleback Shiraz 2010
$ 23.99 Shingleback Shiraz 2010
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Shiraz / McLaren / SouthAustralia
Shiraz was Shingleback's first choice, the inaugural vintage of 1998 was released to highly encouraging critical acclaim. Shingleback can now lay claim to a succession of superlative vintages which have collected an industry wishlist of coveted trophies and gold. Generously flavoured, intense with complexity, enhanced by an extravagant oak treatment, vinified from the finest Shiraz grown to the Davey Family Vineyard, home of the 2006 Jimmy Watson. Crafted from vine to bottle without excessive manipulation, gently handled right through to extended ageing.
View details Shingleback D Block Reserve Cabernet 2005
$ 56.99 Shingleback D Block Reserve Cabernet 2005
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CabernetSauv / McLaren Vale / SouthAustralia
Gold Mundus Vini International Wine Awards + the 2006 Jimmy Watson Winner. A spectacular red wine fashioned from a small batch of superlative Cabernet berries with intense fruit flavours, out of an outstanding McLaren Vale vintage. Brothers Kym and John Davey planted their family vineyard in the Willunga Basin, on land acquired by their grandfather in 1959. Within a small niche, the soil, climate and vines combine to create something special - the fruit that is ultimately hand-crafted to become D Block Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
View details Shingleback Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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CabernetSauv / McLaren Vale / SouthAustralia
Shingleback know about Cabernet Sauvignon, having claimed a Jimmy Watson Trophy in 2006. Winemaker John Davey selects the best blocks of vine, then picks them right at the precise moment that both sugars and flavour are mature. With the right fruit, minimal handling is required and the character of the luscious McLaren Vale Cabernet grapes shines through. A fully aromatic, blackberried wine with rich earthy flavours, made in the ripe fruit forward style that has distinguished Shingleback as one of the McLaren Vale's finest ever Cabernet Sauvignon.
View details Red Knot Shiraz 2011
$ 14.99 Red Knot Shiraz 2011
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Shiraz / McLaren Vale / SouthAustralia
Red Knot has been crafted to give wine lovers what they want, a delicious quaff at any time of day or night. Fashioned from choice Shiraz grown to the award winning Davey Family Vineyard, with select parcels from good friends and neighbouring growers around McLaren Vale. Shingleback's vines are closely managed to ripen grapes fully, developing intense fruit flavours for a wine of splendid balance between natural acidity and fine fruit, supple tannins and fragrant oak. Match Red Knot with lambf, gourmet snags or an eggplant and spinach lasagna.
View details Red Knot Chardonnay
$ 14.99 Red Knot Chardonnay
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Chardonnay / McLaren Vale / SouthAustralia
A mostly Chardonnay wine with smaller components of complimenting white varietal grapes grown to some of the finest vineyards, including the Davey family's own. Red Knot brings together the best of McLaren Vale, big bold wines which offer consistency, alluring bouquets and a stylish palate with good varietal character. Fashioned to give white wine lovers what they want, the Shingleback team has constructed a generously flavoured classic dry white in vibrant fruit driven styling, completely unoaked and innately suited to contemporary Al fresco cuisine.
View details Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
$ 14.99 Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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CabernetSauv / McLaren Vale / SouthAustralia
By one of McLaren Vale's most highly decorated teams, the palate of this generously proportioned wine is bursting with ripe black and blue berry Cabernet flavours that are so rich, they're positively decadent. Every vineyard tells a story, Shingleback's is about yielding the finest fruit to be fashioned into fully accessible wines that put a smile on your dial. For those who love their Cabernet every single day of the week, a long and lingering fruit filled palate that resolves on a firm dry tannin finish makes Red Knot a no brainer in McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon.
Shingleback is a family-owned wine estate handcrafting rich, fruit-forward Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rosé and Grenache from the McLaren Vale

The Shingleback winemakers utilize innovative canopy management and progressive farming techniques to produce wines of exceptional quality and character. Shingleback Wine takes its name from one of South Australia's most loveable lizards, the Shingleback, typically found in backyard gardens including those of Shingleback owners John and Kym Davey.


Shingleback was first introduced in Australia with the 1998 vintage and has won significant acclaim since. The wines are the pride of John Davey, a veteran Australian winemaker, who has worked throughout the Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek and Yarra Valley as well as the McLaren Vale since the early 1990s. He and his brother Kym co-manage the family’s Davey Family Vineyard.

"When you own your own vineyard and make your own wines, you manage the site right down to the individual vine," John explains. "Our goal is to produce superior fruit that will make rich, ripe and complex wines, typical of the McLaren Vale. Small batch open fermentation and minimal handling help to express the terroir of the region, allowing the essence of the grape to shine through."

Situated in a beautiful rammed earth building with established gardens and vineyards, the Shingleback Cellar Door offers visitors the chance to purchase local produce

The Davey Family Vineyard is located in the Willunga Basin at the southern end of the acclaimed McLaren Vale. Brothers Kym and John Davey planted their 320 acre (128 hectare) family-owned estate vineyard on land their grandfather purchased in 1959. Their goal is to produce high-quality wines from select vineyard blocks through careful, hands-on vineyard management. Superior fruit is grown by managing canopies for balance through a moveable foliage wire system; hand-pruning; precise deficit irrigation and integrated pest management and attention to detail.


70% of the vineyard area is planted with selected clones of Shiraz , with the balance of plantings including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Semillon. Rows are planted north to south to capture maximum sunlight. Vines are trained "one up - one down" to cover 10 feet (3 metres) of cordon wire. This reduces shoot crowding and controls vigor resulting in balanced canopies. Spacing is 5 feet (1.5 metres) between vines and 10 feet (3 metres) between rows.

Winemaker John Davey handcrafts his wines from vine to bottle selecting a percentage of his family's finest estate-grown grapes each vintage to make the wines of Shingleback. He describes himself as a ‚Äúminimalist winemaker‚ÄĚ who seeks to capture the true character of the McLaren Vale by avoiding excessive manipulation and treating wines gently from fermentation through aging.

In addition to his Shingleback wines, John Davey also crafts Red Knot wines sourced primarily from the Davey Family Vineyard

A graduate of South Australia’s Roseworthy College with a degree in enology, John worked for 15 years as a winemaker in Australia including the Barossa, Langhorne Creek and Yarra Valley . In 1995 he returned home to the McLaren Vale to join his brother Kym for the planting of the Davey Family Vineyard, named after their maternal grandfather, on property the family had owned for five decades.


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