Shingleback Wine

Shingleback Wine is a single-estate, family-owned winery that controls all of the aspects of its winemaking process, from growing the fruit on its mclaren Vale vineyard, to the bottling of its wines.
Combining their love of winemaking, farming and business, brothers Kym and John Davey collaborated to develop the estate that was first farmed by their grandfather in 1957. Today, the estate has grown to produce some of the most prestigious wines in Mclaren Vale, and has been was awarded a 5-star rating by James Halliday for many years. Shingleback Wine was also named as one of Halliday’s Top 10 Best-Value Wineries in australia in 2015, which is a well-deserved recognition of the value and quality that the winery offers.

A modern yet minimalist approach is taken in crafting the wines, with the belief that respecting the fruit is crucial to delivering premium products. This approach also represents a family that is committed to producing outstanding wines from the land it loves.

The Shingleback Shiraz was the first wine produced by Shingleback Wine, winning the first of its many awards – a gold medal at the royal Hobart Wine Show. This estate Shiraz is still at the heart of the winery’s portfolio, but the range has grown to include a number of award-winning brands, including Shingleback, red Knot, Haycutters and The Gate. To date, the winery has received an astounding 43 trophies and 395 gold medals across all of its labels.

Housed in the original barn of aldersey Farm (circa 1890), visiting the tasting room is a rewarding experience for wine and history lovers alike. In winter, guests are encouraged to enjoy a glass of wine, while indulging in a personally selected regional platter or bowl of soup, by the open-wood fire. In summer, the South australian sunshine can be savoured either under the shade of the verandah or on the lawn, as visitors take in the surrounding views of the winery’s Kitchen Garden mataro vineyard. The knowledgeable and friendly team is always on-hand to offer tastings of current-release wines, as well as tasting room exclusives.




2017 Shingleback Haycutters Salmon Rosé

Rose petal and cranberry aromas lift from the glass. The palate is filled with flavours of strawberry, raspberry and mixed peel, as well as with earthy, textural elements. The sweet, fruit flavours are defined by a lingering natural acidity and savoury moreishness.

NV Shingleback Black Bubbles Sparkling Shiraz

This sparkling shiraz delights and surprises the senses. Best served in a flute glass, the vibrant magenta bubbles deliver aromas of blackcurrant, liquorice, spice and dark cherries. Creamy bubbles and a luscious sweetness envelop the plump blackberry mid-palate, which is enhanced by hints of savoury development.

2015 Shingleback Davey Estate Reserve Shiraz

Only selected parcels of shiraz, grown on both red and black soils over limestone on the Davey estate vineyard, qualify for this reserve wine. Brooding blackberry, dark cherry and plum aromas combine with notes of espresso and chocolate. a compote of dark berries is encased within the chewy, robust tannin structure.

2015 Shingleback Unedited Shiraz

This shiraz is a single-block wine made with minimal intervention in order to highlight the distinctive sites of mclaren Vale. Fragrant primary aromas of dark cherry and mulberry combine with nuances of savoury spice, summer earth and Jaffa milk chocolate. This terroir-focused wine has balance and poise on release, but will reward careful cellaring as well.


  • Getting There: 3 Stump Hill Road,
  • Suburb: McLaren Vale
  • Phone: (08) 8323 9919
  • Fax: (08) 8323 0105
  • Email: [javascript protected email address]
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  • Cellar Door: Open 10:00am–5:00pm daily
  • Restaurant: Elbow Room A seasonal menu featuring fresh ingredients from the region
  • Weddings & Functions: No
  • Accommodation: No
  • Additional Features: Private structured tastings