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Drinking satisfaction comes with South Australian reds and the best are from the Barossa Valley-though Glug does have favourites.
Meet a real Barossan, of German heritage - Aussie grower, Kevin Graue, pruning bush vine Grenache he planted in 1960. Alas the vines are dying. Let us pray they survive while we drink good Barossa Grenache.




Exciting New Release
Crayford Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017

Region: Barossa Valley
When I began selling wine in 1975 it was not easy to locate and thus stock a range of 100% Barossa Valley Shiraz. The Barossa was a centre for wine production for large companies, Seppelts, Penfolds, Hardys, Yalumba, Gramps -Orlando, Kaiser Stuhl and others a bit smaller like Saltrams, Tollana and later Peter Lehmann.

Mostly they concentrated on large volumes of regional blends and the idea of promoting a range of Barossa reds was yet to develop. Now you can purchase perhaps 50 to 100 different Shiraz individual bottlings from each vintage which is of course the future for this unique vineyard setting. Glug specialises in a range as that is what the Barossa does best.

The most popular for a number of years has been the Crayford and it good to have it back and under $10.

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Good Enough for Blockies Good Enough for Us
Landaus Vintners 'Blockies' South Australia Shiraz Mataro 2018

Region: South Australia
A sensational new wine from Parker and his team and a personal favourite. As I adore Mataro because it’s the rich beef broth that makes the sauce. The first Blockies blend was made in 1996 though while I was around it was left to winemakers as I lived in Sydney. Now I can get my hands closer to how it's made the quality is far better.

The first we made when we moved to the Barossa was not until the 2009 which was a creation of Benjamin and Phil Lehmann. The shiraz came from a selection of South Australian barrels and the mataro from our resources of the best Barossa.

Good mataro is the back drop of many a good blend and it strengthens the final taste. This is a quality all purpose red with lots of meat on the bone. The final wine was blended and bottled in the Barossa Valley.

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100% Barossa at Bargain Price
Bagot Station Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Region: Barossa Valley
This Bagot represents what I could never obtain as a shop retailer from 1975-2005. A good honest, well-spoken Shiraz from the Barossa Valley at a great price. We purchased this in bulk and re-blended it at our winery. Normally wines such as this are tipped into vast vats and emerge as wines that sell for $15-$20 as that is how they are assembled.

We are a new player and move purchases down a different supply chain, in this case directly to the Glug customer. Please note this is not Karrawirra at $15.99 but a you beaut special for day to day drinking which you can enjoy because you are smart.

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Fabulous and So Barossa
Village Belle Barossa Valley Grenache 2017

Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Why not move your drinking along by adding two heritage Barossa varieties to your drinking repertoire? At that back end of many Glug wines lies Mataro though the one we like to bottle as a 100% varietal is Grenache. We make and deal in high quality Grenache and offer a broad selection. The Village Belle is one of our best.

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New Brilliant Combination Cabernet from Winemaking Team
Landaus Vintners 'Chapmans Crossing' South Australia Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Third Bottling)

Region: South Australia
I’m over the moon with this latest creation being a blend from our considerable stocks of Cabernet Sauvignon. Alert readers are aware that being able to see an opportunity for a smart red, take it to the tasting bench, and shortly after have it bottled at our winery premises is creating an amazing array of wonderful reds at all price points.

It began with Benjamin and Greg cleaning up all manner of odds and ends which had accumulated for years. Since then it has moved to making an array of reds in tiny quantities, careful to preserve the difference, which give our customers a constantly changing banquet, in a way that big wineries dealing in tens to hundreds of thousands of cases can never do.

The last Chapmans Crossing was made in 2011 and to give you an idea of what to expect is was a white and a blend of Semillon, Riesling and Chenin blanc from high altitude vineyards in the Hilltops, Canberra and Tumbarumba. So expect plenty of interest from this little bargain-red not white of course.

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New Vintage from Sun and Vines
Goat Square Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017

Region: Barossa Valley, SA
The Goat is a pure expression of Barossa Shiraz with a light dose of mature oak as it does not see new oak. Benjamin does not want the rich, ripeness and complex flavours developed from the fruit being clouded or masked with new oak. The wine does though have a lot of extract so stands easily on its own. Full blown, ripe and rich as you would want. We at Glug are so proud of this Barossa Shiraz. The first, the 2008 seems so long ago though it symbolises the march of vintages and with it our customers.

Goat Square is an historic masterpiece as it was the old centre of Tanunda, Barossa Valley, and survives with three original cottages on the corners of the square with the oldest, the Rieschieck house built in 1850. This style of wine is what we wanted to do when coming to the Barossa which is let each vintage express itself and to do this we use simple wine making methods.

These can be summed up as pick, ferment in small open fermenters, settle and age for two years in old, oak puncheons. Benjamin does not over-use pump-overs which can extract unwanted hard flavours, there is no pre or post soaking and no new oak. Most vintages in the Barossa deliver all the flavour needed as in this 2017.

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Rich Value for Money Reds
Farmers & Growers 'The Ploughman' South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2013

Region: South Australia
The search never ends for the ‘holy grail’ of wine which is full flavoured red that sells for a good price.

Impossible to provide but the idea is having a Grange in your glass every night. So we search high and low and get as close as we can. By far the best chances for making such a wine is from a centre in the Barossa Valley.

This wine is actually made from left-overs that have been sitting around and are the result of a clean up and consolidation of many tiny amounts cluttering up the work space. I know you will be pleased with the result and the style is day to day comfort in a glass at a fair price.

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Explore SA's Richest Reds


Glug 'Exploring the Full Flavoured Reds of SA' Mix 8

The reds of South Australia are very special. The reason is the geography of the premium vineyard regions means the climate is a balance between cooling and ripening in a way which is not found anywhere else on the globe. The bunches of grapes are pulled towards the coolness of the Great Southern Mega Ocean which slows flavour development, which can alter quickly by the intense, inland, heat flowing in from the baking, red centre. It is this balance, constantly tilting, which makes complex, intense, interesting flavours which are best referred to as warm flavoured reds. Though a grower in Coonawarra may well disagree.

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Winemakers Create Great Bargain


Glug Winemakers SA Best Value Mix

Over the last six months the winemaking team of Benjamin, Greg and Mel have made many incredible value for money wines which are a Glug specialty. These have been collected into this South Australia Best Value Mix which at the price offers incredible value.

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