The Barossa is one of the world’s great wine regions; revered alongside Bordeaux, Napa and Tuscany. With outstanding vintages over the past 150 years, six generations of winemakers have established the Barossa as Australia’s leader in crafting wines of great distinction.
Located in the heart of the wine and tourism precinct of Lyndoch in Barossa Valley, Six Gates is dedicated to the production of premium grapes and boutique wines. The estate occupies a 1 km scenic stretch of fertile land, along the Barossa Valley way in the wine capital of Australia.
In more than one way, Six Gates is immersed in history. Soon after the first European settlement in Barossa Valley mid 1800s, the property became a Stagecoach Station linking Adelaide to the outback Australia. A historic ironstone barn and a homestead of that era are today parts of a stunning guest accommodation (see www.barossashirazestate.com.au). The property was under wine production early last century and the new plantings of Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon were established in 1998.
The brand name Six Gates, originates from the ancient city of Shiraz, Persia where the oldest wines have been traced scientifically and where wine and romance are intertwined in many elaborate masterpieces of iconic poets like Omar Khayyam:
And if the Wine you drink, the Lip you press,
End in the Nothing all Things end in--Yes-
Then fancy while Thou art, Thou art but what
Thou shalt be--Nothing--Thou shalt not be less.
Translated by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883)