Yangarra Estate is an award-winning biodynamic farm, located in the eastern side of McLaren Vale region in South Australia.

Yangarra Estates 250 acres, planted to Southern Rhône and other Mediterranean varieties such as Tempranillo, are defined by the diversity of its soil types: ironstone, exposed or gravelly, clay and
loam layers, chunks of petrified woods, both alluvial and wind-blown sands.

Peter Fraser’s wine philosophy is built around the Estate’s original, dry-farmed bush vines planted in 1946. Yangarra Estate wines are powerful yet subtle, more of a cooler expression of the McLaren Vale thanks to the elevation and cooling evening breezes.

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Yangarra Blanc 2021

Blanc is the result of years of research and quarantine of the best white varieties found amongst the ancient north-west Mediterranean vine types. The fact that these Châteauneuf varieties have been successfully blended for so many years, inspired the estate to pursue Châteauneuf’s top whites on the southern coast. The Blanc is produced using the simplest winemaking techniques to showcase the fresh and crunchy style these varieties provide. VARIETY: 49% Grenache Blanc, 13% Roussanne, 15% Clairette, 18% Picpoul, 5% Bourboulenc

Yangarra Noir 2019

Grenache is the emerging hero variety of McLaren Vale. Traditional blends of Grenache from the region generally focused on the varieties Grenache (G), Shiraz (S) and Mourvedre (M), and thus the term GSM. For many years in the old world Grenache has had many more blending partners. In France, namely the Sourthern Rhone, it can be blended with Cinsaut, Counouise, Picpoul Noir, Muscardin. In Priorat Spain, with Carignan. We started planting some of these obscure Southern Rhone and Priorat varieties in 2008 which has culminated in our first Noir blend being produced. Many of these varieties, including Grenache, have a blanc (white), gris (grey) and noir (black) expression of the variety, which lead to calling this the Noir. Kept on lees in 100% older French oak for 6 months after fermentation. VARIETY: 45% Grenache, 19% Mourvédre, 19% Carignan, 12% Shiraz, 4% Cinsaut, 1% Counoise

Yangarra Preservative Free Shiraz 2021

The PF Shiraz is made from grapes grown on our certified biodynamic single estate vineyard, grown without herbicides, fungicides or synthetic chemicals. It is made without additions of any kind: sulphur (preservative), acid, tannin or finings. It’s a medium bodied, fresh, fruit driven wine that is delicious enjoyed as a young wine. With that in mind, we do have PF Shiraz back to our first vintage of 2013 that is still showing some of lovely vibrant characters. The wine was carefully basket pressed after approximately 2 weeks on skins. No additives were used throughout entire production. No fining occurred, just filtration. VARIETY: 100% Shiraz

Yangarra GSM 2016

Our GSM is a careful blending of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre in which the composition varies from year to year, conveying the traditional estate blends of the southern Rhône. The backbone of the wine comes from our old bush vine Grenache, which was planted in 1946. After fermentation, the wine was kept on the yeast lees in older French oak for approximately 10 months prior to blending. The wine received no fining, just filtration. VARIETY: 58% Grenache, 24% Shiraz, 18% Mourvèdre

Yangarra Shiraz 2019

There are 87 hectares of vineyards at Yangarra, of which 47 are Shiraz made up of thirteen individual blocks. Each block is defined by different aspects and subtle variations of the sand and Ironstone soils that overlie the ancient North Maslin Sands geological formation. Spread amongst an extra 70 hectares of creeks, native vegetation and native corridors. Our estate has twelve individual blocks of Shiraz. Kept on lees in 20% new French oak, 80% older French oak for 10 months. VARIETY: 100% Shiraz

Yangarra Roussanne 2017

2017 growing season was one of the coolest on record with a long ripening period. The grapes were hand-picked and carefully basket pressed, with only 60% of the extractable juice used to eliminate any potential broadness. No sulphur was added, and the juice was transferred to French oak barriques (10% New) without any settling or fining, where it underwent wild yeast fermentation. The wine was matured for 7 months, stirred monthly with the lees retained. No fining occured, just filtration. Pale gold colour with green highlights. Rich bouquet of apricots, white peaches, quince and Meyer lemon with subtle nuances of honey and dried white flowers. Deep and rich medium-bodied palate with a crisp acidity and creamy, oily texture for a smooth ride. Wet stone minerals are the foundation for a fruit mix of ripe peach, apple and citrus with undertones of honeycomb toffee and brioche. Closes with a persistent buttery and nutty finish.

Yangarra Old Vine Grenache (MLV) 2020

Produced from the fruit of bush vines planted in 1946 high on our Estate’s deep sandy soils. Our Old Vine Grenache is complex, perfumed and elegant with a trademark tannin structure. The grapes were hand-picked and mechanically sorted. The wine was kept on lees in 100% older French oak. No fining, just filtration. VARIETY: 100% Grenache Noir

Yangarra Roux Beaute Roussanne 2019

The 2019 growing season was very dry, which resulted in incredibly low yields. We had a relatively warm lead up to the ripening period, which produced a very condensed and fast harvest. With Roussanne being a late ripening variety, it faired very well in a season like this, giving rise to concentration, freshness of flavor and marked natural acidity. Hand-picked from Block 6 (1.0 ha) on March 16th, our oldest Roussanne planting which is now 15 years old. 50% is destemmed, crushed, and filled to 675L ceramic eggs, where it is fermented and remains on the skins for 193 days. The other 50% is pressed into ceramic eggs and fermented off of the skins. The final blend was 40% extended skin batch and 60% without skin contact. The final blend was 40% extended skin batch and 60% without skin contact. Bottled November 2019. “This is a rich white, showing impressive structure and plenty of ripe lemon, pear, peach and mangosteen with some savory pastry-like notes, too. The palate has a tangy edge and smooth-toned phenolics carrying plenty of flavor. From organically grown grapes. Drink over the next six years.” – Nick Stock, James Suckling

Yangarra Estate King’s Wood Shiraz 2019

Royal Oaks and King’s Wood were forests planted by monarchs to build cathedrals and navies. The wine is exclusively matured in 25hL French oak Foudre for 15 months. No pressings. “Incredibly vibrant deep purple colour in the glass. Subdued nose, dark loam and black fruits lurk with intent. Remarkable poise for such a young wine, dark fruits, blood and ironstone all meld seamlessly. Full of palate yet has a feeling of compression from acid and tannin so it pushes very deep and long. Time will provide even further layers and complexity.” - Stuart Knox; The Real Review

Yangarra Estate Ironheart Shiraz 2018

Ironheart is the flagship Shiraz from our single vineyard estate at the northern edge of McLaren Vale. The wine was kept on lees in 35% new French oak, 65% older French oak for 15 months. Each barrel was carefully selected to ensure it showcases the characters of the ironstone that it grows in. "Squid-ink-purple colour, scents of plush boysenberry, balsamic flowers and coffee. A rush of flavour, sweet red and black cherries, bacon fat, dried herbs and vanilla bean cradled by a full-body with svelte tannins. Showcasing flavour concentration, depth, opulence and long persistence to finish." Amanda Yallop, The Real Review.

Yangarra Estate High Sands Grenache 2018

High Sands is our Holy Grail. It captures the essence of our prized old vines. The wine was kept on lees in 100% older French oak for 11 months. Each barrel was carefully selected to ensure it showcases the pedigree of the deep sand, with lifted fragrance, intense fruit expression and fine, gritty long tannin structure. Not fined. “Intense ruby colour, bright and clear throughout the glass. Wine gums, dry earth and wakame on the nose. The palate is medium in weight but full in power. Fruit sits with depth, but the tannin profile is something special in its intensity and grip. Great length, it lingers very long. Time in the cellar is highly recommended as this will age very well. If you're a classical Châteauneuf-du-Pape fan, then this is a wine to note.” - Stuart Knox, The Real Review