South Australia is the driest state on the driest continent on the planet. It is bordered to the north by the Australian Outback and to the south by the Great Southern Ocean. Sandwiched in between these two incredibly harsh environments is arguably one of the top Shiraz-growing regions of the world.
Within South Australia, the McLaren Vale and the Barossa are diverse and historic sub-regions, with vines dating back to the 1830s. The microclimates within these areas are what give Layer Cake Shiraz its complexity.
We pull from vineyards in McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley – from the sandy-soiled blocks on the sea coast of Gulf St. Vincent to the Terra-Rosa based, tiny-berried, windblown rolling hills in the Barossa Zone. The microclimates give us a broad array of flavors to blend into a complex, rich, full wine.