SHOOFLY
Adelaide Hills
Australians are serious about keeping their cool. They may look relaxed as they casually shoo away the incessantly buzzing flies, but the message is clear - nothing's going to get them down! They tend to take life's challenges in stride and simply get on with the job at hand. Like making wines with some oomph and stuffing, the sort you'd just as likely tuck into with your midweek pasta and take to a fancy dinner party on the weekend. That said, they take their winemaking pretty seriously, and it shows with Shoofly's collection of robust, full-of-flavor wines. Crafted from hand-selected vineyard sites that are rich in character and demonstrate true varietal pedigree, these are wines that show Australia at its best.

"Key to Shoofly's success is in the management of the vineyards enabling Ben Riggs to deliver consistent quality."
Wine Spectator (2009)
  • Founded: 2005
  • Winemaker: Ben Riggs
  • Size: Sourced from premium vineyards in South Australia and Victoria
  • Climate: Barossa Valley: Continental - warm, dry days with low humidity and cool nights, McLaren Vale: Mediterranean - substantial meso climate variation between sites, Langhorne Creek: Mediterranean, Adelaide Hills: Cool climate due to high altitude vineyards, Yarra Valley: Cool climate, varies with altitude but even warmest sites are still comparatively cool
  • Key Varieties: Shiraz, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Winemaking

The winemaking team is led by one of Australia ‘s best – Ben Riggs. He’s a native of McLaren Vale and has been crafting some of the region’s finest for two decades. Ben knows his stuff and where to get it – his roster of grape growers is one of the most sought after contact lists in the country. Premium regions produce the best fruit and the grapes come from a who’s who of Australian growers and viticultural neighborhoods “ Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills and Heathcote. Shoofly wines combine the best characters of each area.

Viticulture

Winemaker Ben Riggs is a native of McLaren Vale and has been crafting some of the region’s finest for two decades. Ben knows his stuff and where to get it – his roster of grape growers is one of the most sought after contact lists in the country. Premium regions produce the best fruit and the grapes come from a who’s who of Australian growers and viticultural neighborhoods: Barossa Valley , McLaren Vale, Clare Valley , Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills and Heathcote.