2019 High Paddock Shiraz Wins Gold at the 2021 NSW Wine Awards

2019 High Paddock Shiraz Wins Gold at the 2021 NSW Wine Awards

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We have very little stock remaining of the 2019 High Paddock Shiraz and wanted to give our members and friends the last opportunity to purchase this exclusive wine before it sells out. From the acclaimed 2019 vintage, the High Paddock has always been a favourite amongst members and guests and this wine is no exception. Winning gold at the 2021 NSW Wine Awards, this wine is all about power and intensity and is the ideal wine coming into the winter months. Normally $240, we will deliver to your door for $174.

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About this Wine


Hunter Valley, NSW


Adrian Sparks


Deep purple with violet hues.


Intense blackberry, black currant and spice are all evident with underlying notes of licorice, cinnamon and toast.

Growing Conditions

The Hunter Valley experienced a mostly dry winter with regular rainfall throughout September. This, in conjunction with a focus our Viticulturalist on creating a sustainable environment within the Mount Pleasant vineyards – mulch, cover crops etc which has resulted in some of the healthiest vines on the estate in recent years..


The palate is dense with black fruits. Silky and long with wonderful balance with supporting oak providing excellent framework with intense fruit and soft acidity driving focus and finesse.


A combination of hand-picking and machine harvesting. Fruit was delivered to the winery, crushed and destemmed to open top fermenters for a 3 day cold soak. Cooling was switched off and inoculation occurred, with a pump over regime 3 times a day. Pressed off at dryness, with malolactic fermentation in tank before racking to 25% new French puncheons. Blended after 12 months maturation in oak with minimal fining.







Food Matches 

Peak Drinking

Drink now or cellar up to 15 years

Professional Reviews

91 points - Ned Goodwin MW

2022 Halliday Wine Companion

"This is archetypal, medium-bodied shiraz, with a firm district imprint. Aromas of fecund wet earth, sassafras, calf’s leather, lilac, thyme and lavender, with red- and blue-fruit allusions a go-go. The mouthfeel is ideal, offering versatility and accessible everyday drinking. The sole caveat: the overtly tangy acidity."

90 points - Mike Bennie

The Wine Front

"Warm spice of cinnamon and clove draped over raspberry fruit, dried rose petals, rum n raisin characters. Solid, blocky, bold red. Concentrated and quite dry. Too dry? Dry. A little lemony tang through the finish too. Will go well for some."

91 points - Huon Hooke

The Real Review

"Very deep purple/red colour, dark for this producer, and the bouquet is driven by black fruits and it smells and tastes very ripe and sunny, oak taking a back-seat. Subtle spice, very plummy; straightforward. A big, ripe, bold Aussie shiraz more than a regional Hunter wine. And very promising.