The Gate

Big and bold, these are seamless, age-worthy wines. Winemaker John Davey’s aim is to use premium fruit from the family estate vineyard to produce rich, complex wines that represent the best characteristics of McLaren Vale. The Gate is a “winemaker’s wine”.


The first release of The Gate Shiraz was in 2002. In 2018 the range was extended to include our interpretation of the “Classic Australian Blend” – The Gate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz.


Vintage availability varies throughout our markets – to find the vintage currently available in your market, please contact your local distributor.

The Gate Shiraz

Select parcels of fruit from Shiraz vines grown across the Davey Estate Vineyard are handcrafted to maximise the potential of each unique batch. Maturation for 15 months in 1 – 5 year old, fine grained American (80%) and French (20%) oak hogsheads softens, enhances and integrates the fruit and structural components of the wine. Individual barrel selection is carried out to create the final blend.

The Gate Cabernet Shiraz

Generations of Australian winemakers have appreciated how well these two great varieties can work together. The regal Cabernet Sauvignon’s fragrant aromatics and tight tannic structure is expanded by, and gives focus to, the juicy generosity of the Shiraz. Cabernet Sauvignon from two distinct blocks has been selected to lead the chosen Shiraz in this classic Australian blend, creating a worthy partner for our highly awarded Gate Shiraz. Varietal clones selected and the soil in which they grow add further dimension and depth to the blend.