Local Heroes Shiraz Grenache 2020

Tasting Note

Vibrant purple-red. The Shiraz, grown on loamy clay, contributes blackberry, mulberry and spice to the blend, whilst the hand-picked, old bush vine Grenache (grown on deep sand over clay) adds a potpourri of perfumed roses and savoury notes. Small batch open fermentation and maturation in older oak ensures the proven synergy of these two, equally matched, McLaren Vale Local Heroes.


* No animal products are used in the production of this wine.


Silver medal:
  • 2021 Royal Hobart Wine Show, class 27
Bronze medal:
  • 2021 Royal Queensland Wine Show, class 46
  • 2021 Perth Royal Wine Awards, class 29
  • 2021 Sydney Royal Wine Show, class 40
91 pts - 2022 Halliday Wine Companion


100% McLaren Vale


52% Shiraz, 48% Grenache





Titratable Acidity

5.7 g/L
2022 Halliday Wine Companion
Ned Goodwin

Old-vine material aplenty from sand (grenache) and alkaline clay loams (shiraz) matured in seasoned oak. Plump, a bit reductive, but poised and nicely relaxed. None of the hard tannic tweaking or Berocca acid that too often mars wines at this price point. Maraschino cherry, chinotto, violet and anise. I’d decant this to blow off the reduction. Then, a good drink in the making.

91 pts