The McLaren Vale lies to the south of The Barossa and near to the coast, benefitting from cooling breezes which temper the evening warmth and maintain acidity. The Cabernet Sauvignon, along with a portion of the Shiraz, comes from the Azzolino vineyard, where the vines are around 30 years - and grown on heavier, dark 'Terra Rossa' soils, giving the wine rich, bold tannins. The remaining Shiraz comes from the Hillside vineyard which is located in the Sellicks Hill sub region and is generally regarded as one of the first Shiraz vineyards in the region, with a proportion of grapes from old vines up to 80 years of age.
54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Shiraz.
Both the Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz were harvested during March and April. Each parcel was fermented separately in a combination of open top fermenters and stainless steel tanks. The wine was then matured in both French oak and stainless steel tank to allow a portion of intensely aromatic wine to be blended and compliment with the barrel aged parcel.
Drink now and over the next 2 years
After only its first vintage in 2005, wine journalist and judge James Halliday gave Willunga a Five Star rating in the 2008 Guide, and named it as one of his ‘Top Ten newcomers’. This vindicated the original aim of Willunga 100, which was to inject some quality and excitement back into Australian wine industry at this price. Winemaker Mike Farmilo joined the team as head winemaker in 2013 and is assisted by Kate Day, who has been with Willunga 100 since the start.
The term "hundred" originates from late Saxon and Norman England and refers to an administrative unit of government, meaning that 100+ households had to live in the area to qualify for its place on the map.
Simple, bold char grilled meats and mid week stews.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
In the press
Gold and Food Match Trophy Award - Sommelier Awards 2017 (2015 vintage)
Bronze- Sommelier Wine Awards 2016 (2014 Vintage)