Author Archives: Adam Skelton

Pirathon Gold Label Shiraz Scores 96 points

We are very pleased to announce Pirathon Gold Label Shiraz 2016 was awarded 96 points  by New Zealand’s well known reviewer Sam Kim of Wine Orbit.

“Gloriously opulent and powerful, the wine shows black/blueberry, cedar, pepper spice, floral and cocoa

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Photos from the First Crush of the 2021 Vintage

Vintage started last Wednesday Feb 17 at the new winery. To date we have crushed just under 18 tonnes of Barossa Shiraz. So far quality looks excellent, colours are deep and vivid. Yields in the Barossa are much better than …

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Pirathon wins Gold at the Global Syrah Masters 2020

Gold Medal Winner! Both Pirathon Blue and Pirathon Silver 2018 won gold at the Global Syrah Masters 2020. Available now:

The Drinks Business Global Syrah Masters is a competition for all styles of Syrah from around the world. From …

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What does Shiraz wine taste like?

Shiraz and Syrah are wines of power and intensity, both have blackberry-like black fruit characteristics, medium to strong tannin structure and a touch of black pepper. However, the climate in which the grapes are grown will make a significant difference …

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What’s the correct way to pronounce the wine name Shiraz?


Shiraz is an immensely popular red wine. In Australia phonetically it’s pronounced “shee-raz”, which rhymes with the planet Mars. If you’re from America the pronunciation may differ a little to rhyme with “jazz” instead.

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What is the difference between Syrah and Shiraz?

On the surface, not much! Syrah and Shiraz refer to the exact same grape. Generally, they’re just referred to differently on either side of the Equator with Syrah north of the Equator and Shiraz south of equator, more specifically in …

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Pirathon Acquires Gaelic Cemetery Vineyard and Brand

South Australia (November 3, 2019) – Pirathon Wines, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the vineyard and brand behind Gaelic Cemetery Wines Pty Ltd (Gaelic Cemetery Wines).

We are proud to welcome Gaelic Cemetery to the Pirathon family. …

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