We are always excited when we find a new vineyard to work with, and Mark Bartholomaeus old vine Shiraz is one of Eden Valley’s icon vineyards. Planted by Mark’s Grandfather, we were fortunate to select a small portion of the 2016 harvest to make the Poonawatta 1919 Shiraz. Matured in fine grain French oak barriques and only 900 bottles produced. The 1919 Shiraz shows beautiful fruit with lovely soft tannins balanced with fine oak. The wine sports a unique label printed on genuine wood veneer with burnished print; every label showcasing different grain patterns and features; some with knots, splits and holes, reminiscent of the old vines themselves.