Lion's Den of McLaren Vale Shiraz

Lion's Den of McLaren Vale Shiraz

2019 Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia

Our Lion's Den is our big game McLaren Vale Shiraz. A pure bred playful cub that always matures into a roaring red.



After hand picking whole bunches of our Lion’s Den of McLaren Vale in early March our winemaker Elena Brooks gently crushed the fruit into open top fermenters. After a 12 day fermentation the wine was basket pressed into some new but predominantly older French Oak barriques, to then mature for a further 20 months in the same oak, before bottling with minimal winemaking artefact to capture the essence of the vineyard. Although ready to drink the Lion’s Den of McLaren Vale will also reward cellaring and decanting.


  • AWC Vienna 2022 – Silver


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Five Red Star Winery

"This is a highly impressive partnership... It brings together vineyards spread across the Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula. Elena is not only the beautiful wife of industry dilettante Zar Brooks, but also an exceptionally gifted winemaker.”
James Halliday, 2021 Australian Wine Companion

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