The Turkey Flat vineyards and winery are now situated on the historic Section One property in the centre of the Barossa. The Schulz family became owners of the Turkey Flat property in around 1865 and while they continued to tend the ancient vineyard, they also developed a thriving butchers business.
In the ranks of sparkling reds,Turkey Flat is right at the top. It has an enticing aroma of liquorice allsorts and stewed blood plums. There is not too much fizz and, thankfully, not too much sweetness. Serve with stylish terrines. Quietly Quaffing, January 2008
Turkey Flat in the Barossa has some of the world's oldest Shiraz vines, dating to 1847. Only the best barrels are used. It spends 10 months on lees, is liqueured with old fortified Shiraz and is under crown seal. A complex savoury, fabulous red fizz. -Qantas, Sally Gudgeon, February 2009
Barossa neighbours Charles Melton and Rockford have been long-time exponents of sparkling red, but Turkey Flat are relative newcomers. Of course, they've been making rich black shiraz since the early 1990s, and have access to vines about a century older than that - they're perfectly placed to make a goodun'. NV RELEASE You could bite into this! It's dense, black, chocolaty and richly flavoured, the smooth, spreading flavour of it very easy to fall for. It tastes of Christmas cake, plums and chocolate, the combination resulting in a big fat ball of dark-coloured fun. 94 Points; Campbell Mattinson
Blend No. 5 disgorged Nov '09. Deep colour; typically rich and textured, with layers of black fruits sustained by perfect dosage; will develop and age with grace if given the chance. Drinking: To 2016 Rating: 94 Points; James Halliday
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