The Wines of Murray Street

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 04/22/2016

Reading time: 3 mins

The Barossa Valley boasts the perfect environment for grape growing. Rich soils and a warm climate make it one of the most popular wine growing regions in the world.

The first vines here were planted in the 1840s, and it has been an important wine growing region ever since! Year on year the region produces amazing wines and household name brands.

Today, it is home to some of the oldest vineyards in the world. Many wineries are passed down generations, and some families have farmed here for over 100 years. Additionally, many new vines have arrived, exploring new-age wine making. The region has a delightful mix of both new and old – school wineries for you to explore.

Murray Street Vineyards comes under the latter category. Founded in 2001, it aims to honour Barossa Valley’s rich wine making traditions. Meanwhile, it elevates the high standard of wine making in Australia for future generations.

The vineyards are all managed and maintained in a sustainable way, as the team are focused on creating a healthy legacy for future winemakers. In order to create their distinct flavours, they use new world technologies alongside traditional techniques. This mixing of techniques produces a distinct flavour to their speciality, estate grown Shiraz and Shiraz blends.

Wine Tasting at Murray Street Vineyard

The best part about visiting the vineyards in the Barossa Valley is the chance to taste some delicious produce.

At Murray Street Vineyards, you can try out some of the many flavours the winery produces each year. Tuck into a unique set of flavours while enjoying the incredible sweeping backdrop of the Barossa Valley.

Enjoy a tasting in a unique setting here. Choose to relax out on the veranda, or snuggle together on lounges as you sip away. Meanwhile, eyour tasting with a platter of local meat and cheese. Cheese and wine, we can’t think of a more perfect pair!

The Vineyards

  • Greenock Estate

    Murray Street Vineyards is home to two separate vineyards, each of which boast their own unique scenery and diverse flavours. The Greenock Estate Vineyard is home to Grenache and Semillon plantings that date back around 50 years. These vines produce full-bodied wines like Shiraz, Mataro, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Semillon.

  • Gomersal Estate

    The Gomersal Estate sits on top of a hill surrounded by an exceptional array of flora and fauna. Rocky hillsides peter down into the valley below, making the perfect planting ground for Shiraz, Viognier, and Marsanne. Wines produced at this vineyard boast a rich, signature flavour.

Related article: The Wines of the Barossa Valley

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.