Turkey Flat Vineyards - Press Comments

Barossa Valley, Australia

Turkey Flat Vineyards

Barossa Valley White 2016

“2016 Turkey Flat White Barossa Valley Marsanne, Viognier, Rousanne is great wine at a great price. This has classic greengage and red apple fruit lightened by touches of peach but counterbalanced by that elusive “Northern Rhone” savoury – slightly saline texture.”

Brian Elliot, Scotland on Sunday
19th February 2017


Turkey Flat Rosé 2020

“This Grenache is a perfect summer sipper. It’s light and crisp, with notes of fresh lemon, strawberries and cream, and redcurrants. Crisp acidity, with a fresh bite to the finish.”

Julie Sheppard, Decanter
July 2021


Turkey Flat Rosé 2015

“Vivid fuchsia-pink colour to a blend of 92% Grenache, 5% each of Cabernet and Shiraz, 2% Dulcet and 1% matter, details that reflect the intense care that this taken with this best-selling rosé. Raspberry, strawberry and red cherry (take your pick) flavours are given an edgy freshness by the crisp acidity without this would not be the same wine, instead of screaming value, value, value.” 95 points

James Halliday
August 2015


Turkey Flat Shiraz 2019

“Smart, modern style, showing a firm seam of black pepper running through fresh black plums, blackberries and Black Forest gateau. Built for time.” 93 points

Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2021


Butchers Block Red 2016

“Aged in tank and older wood, the 2016 Butcher’s Block Red is a blend of 49% Shiraz, 38% Grenache and 13% Mataro. It delivers almost grapey blueberry fruit, even a hint of stone fruit, delicate floral notes and a touch of cocoa. Medium to full-bodied, it’s a plump, juicy wine on the mid-plate, turning dry and savory on the finish.” 88 points

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
31st August 2018


Butcher’s Block Red 2015

“Interesting wine at an approachable price.” 5/5 Stars

Andrew Catchpole, Harper’s Wine Star Awards Australian 2018
1st January 2018

“Butchers Block used to be a forward-drinking SGM / Côtes-du-Rhône style wine with open fruit and minimal tannin. In the last few years it has clearly invested in a gym membership (note to self) and this has not resulted, thankfully, in a Muscle Mary physique, but in more tone and sinew than I expected. Today Butchers Block is ninja-fit with elevated aromatics and punchier tannins. There is a lot of wine here and I dearly hope that we will see it sold in many more outlets.”

Matthew Jukes, 100 Best Australian Wines 2017/18
30th July 2017


Butcher’s Block Red 2013

“A lovely rich full-bodied red that will provide instant warmth. Plush dark fruits with a solid backbone.”

John Wilson, Irish Times Magazine
20th February 2016


Mataro 2017

“Better known as Mourvedre, this 100% Mataro wine has a baked red fruit and plum character with sweet spice and fine-grained chocolatey tannins. It has a menthol and alcohol warmth, followed by a lifted finish of violets, cherry, black fruits, vanilla and spice.” 90 points

James Button, Decanter
26th September 2017


Pedro Ximénez

“The other wine to look out for in the TF range in the unhinged NV Pedro  Ximénez. This wine is a 100 Best Alumni and I often forget to mention it but it really is a wickedly decadent pudding wine with all of the drunken raisin and fig notes you crave from this style of sweetie.”

Matthew Jukes, 100 Best Australian Wines 2017/18
30th July 2017

“A PX as we call it in the wine trade, but from the Barossa Valley in Australia. This is not something you will see every day, the wine has been through a solera system for around 7 years. This will be the wine everyone will love, especially the keen cheese eater!”

Yannick Lowe, Devon Life
1st January 2016


The Last Straw 2010

“Inspired by JL Chave’s very rare vin de paille from hermitage, 100% Marsanne grapes are dried, crushed and fermented slowly in new 500-litre French oak. Sweet richness and marzipan texture with lovely floral and ripe pear notes.”

Decanter, May 2014


Turkey Flat Vineyards bottle