First Village

First Village Shiraz 2020

A wine of elegance and character that reflects the cooler aspect of the fruit from Bethany. Dark fruits and floral aromatics intermingle with lightly spiced oak, the palate is rich and driven with fine grained tannins that provide a fluid and elegant finish.


2020 was a year of significantly reduced yield in the Barossa in general and specifically at Bethany. This was partly due to a hot, dry December and early- mid-January which was similar to 2019. Careful soil moisture monitoring was beneficial in allowing Bethany to manage soil moisture in the most efficient way possible. The major impact on the reduced yield was the highly variable temperatures and weather conditions in spring 2019. The resulting crop was very small even by recent low yield standards but critically the quality was very high with good natural acidity, excellent colour and tannin structure leading to some magnificent wines.

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