We love winter at Pooles Rock as we get to dive into some of our bigger reds. We’ve got two Shiraz in particular we recommend, that will be the perfect accompaniment on these cool winters nights.

Best wine tasting experiences in Pokolbin, Australia, Pooles Rock

First, our new release 2020 Pooles Rock Premiere Shiraz. Coming from our best Shiraz block on our McLaren Vale Chairman’s Vineyard, this wine is already punching above it’s age. Ticking all the classic South Australian Shiraz boxes, the wine’s already drinking incredibly well.
A full bodied style, the Shiraz is showing a bouquet of red cherry, plum and mulberry with hints of savoury spice. A complex palate, with intense juicy flavours of cherries and plums with a soft & silky tannin structure. A delightful companion to pair with slow cooked wintery comfort food, like Lamb Shanks or Osso Bucco.

Second, our 2017 Pooles Rock Centenary ShirazWhilst it might not be a ‘Tuesday – night’ wine, if you have a special occasion, birthday or anniversary coming up, we can’t think of anything better. A truly classic Hunter Shiraz, handpicked from our low yielding 115 year old Centenary Block vines.
A deep red colour with purples hues and a bouquet of plum, mulberry and leathery savoury spice with hints of clove. A beautifully balanced palate, with intense mulberry and black cherry fruit core with complex savoury spice. Underlying oak gives this wine structure with soft and silky tannins. While this Shiraz would sit comfortably next to any red meat dish in any fine dining restaurant, it also pairs nicely with dark chocolate in front of the fire.

Comfortable chairs and leather couch inside the Pooles Rock Cellar Door tasting room

If you are looking to travel to the Hunter Valley this winter and want to stay warm, our newly renovated Pooles Rock Cellar Door is the place to be! Enjoy tasting some of our Premium wines from the Pooles Rock range whilst keeping warm sitting fireside – book here today!