The famous Heysen Trail is a 1,200 kilometre hiking trail that passes through some of South Australia’s most diverse and breathtaking landscapes, traversing coastal areas, native bushland, rugged gorges, pine forests and vineyards, as well as rich farmland and historic towns. It also happens to run along the western border of the Rolf Binder ‘Chri-Ro’ estate and the Shiraz vineyard adjacent to it is home to some special vines planted by Rolf and his father in 1972.
The Heysen Shiraz is one of our flagship wines, first released in 1989. It is made from dry grown Shiraz planted in sandy soils with a varying amount of 1-4% Cabernet Sauvignon, depending on the vintage.
Matured in the larger format, French puncheon barrels for a more restrained oak treatment, the Heysen is characterised by a velvety texture and delicate softness.
An excellent cellaring wine with typically 10-20 years ageing potential.