Barton Estate is perched on gentle slopes nestled in the Jeir Valley, running adjacent to the Barton highway and formerly part of the original Jeir Station.
I’m sure we’ve all seen the cellar door sign with the wind-waving feather flags, as we pass by the Barton Highway.
Bob and Julie have racked up nearly 25 years in the Yass Valley wine scene and have many varieties in their kitbag.
They were also one of the first to produce the increasingly popular Italian variety, Sangiovese.
Their wines display a sense of place and the passion they have for their craft.
A great example of this is this week’s “swirl” – the Barton Estate Georgia Shiraz 2017.
This Shiraz is a deep garnet red colour in the glass.
A swirl reveals an instant shake of cool climate spice including pepper and allspice with blackberries, blackcurrants and bright red cherries.
There’s also a waft of fragrant violets from the Viognier. In the mouth, it delivers a lively lick of acid that gives rise to lovely red and black fruit flavours including red cherries and blackcurrants.
This is a very versatile food wine, enjoy it with a spicy beef dish, lamb curry or in my case a homemade spicy Turkish lamb pide pizza.
I bought mine at the cellar door for $30 but is also available online