The highly anticipated annual Grampians Winemakers Shiraz Barrique Auction

Always a hit with connoisseurs and collectors, be one of the winning bidders lucky enough to take home a rare ‘taste of the Grampians’ on the Saturday of Grampians Grape Escape.

A major fundraiser for the Grampians Winemakers, the 2020 vintage Barrique Auction will be held at 2:15pm on the Saturday in the Festival Masterclass marquee, so be sure to get yourself there to bid big and bold. Tastings will occur prior to the auction at the Barrique Bar, located close to the Masterclass marquee.

So what is a Barrique?

The word ‘barrique’ refers to a specific size and shape of oak barrel. The auction at Grampians Grape Escape provides a unique opportunity for wine collectors to invest in something rare and special. This is because the wineries that contribute to the barrique donate a limited volume of their best Shiraz from that vintage.

The barrique showcases all that is great about Grampians Shiraz. Grampians Winemakers select wines that display beautiful aromatics and lift, others that have incredible concentration and structure and others that are vibrant and have silky tannins, this process guarantees that the Barrique Shiraz will age gracefully and always drink superbly.

The job of blending ensures a wine that is harmonious and one that allows the greatness of Grampians Shiraz to shine.


This GGE marks the release of the 28th vintage of the barrique with the ‘2020 Grampians Winemakers Shiraz’ set to go under the hammer at the festival.


The Grampians wine region is one of Australia’s most historical and acclaimed wine regions. The soils can range from grey-brown and brown loam to red sandstone and red clay quartz.


The start of the Great Dividing Range, by the 1880’s the region was famous for its sparkling wines, but it was soon realised that the cool climate viticulture, influenced by the Grampians mountain range, could also produce wines of intense varietal definition.


From famous sparkling wines to the region’s signature Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Dolcetto, the region’s award-winning wines are nothing short of spectacular. All Grampians wines are renowned for their ageability. Shiraz the region’s signature variety.


From the quirky to traditional, each cellar door offers a unique experience – from classic wine tastings and sales, to cheese platters, great coffee and local produce. It is the diversity the Grampian’s award-winning wineries that makes touring the Grampians wine region so appealing.