Samuel's Gorge

Samuel's Gorge is a boutique winery, with a cult following, specialising in small batch red varietal wines of exceptional quality from McLaren Vale, namely: Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Graciano and Tempranillo.

"Samuel's Gorge is a mosaic of dreams, with a principal philosophy of people and place. ​Samuel's Gorge was established by winemaker Justin McNamee in 2003.  Housed in an 1853 built farm shed, the winery and cellar door sits atop a ridge. Our winery overlooks the spectacular Onkaparinga River National Park to the North, and to the South, the ocean. The Samuel's Gorge label is an impression of the rugged landscape that is viewed from the winery; look closer and see our storyboard within the tiles. At Samuel's Gorge we focus on five key varietals; Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Graciano and Tempranillo. 

The wines of Samuel's Gorge are crafted by hand and reflect the landscape in which we work.  We reference history for texture, complexity and harmony. We engage patient techniques, utilising indigenous yeast, ensuring our ferments are long and slow.  Our winery is under the cover of a lean to and at night a ceiling of stars.  Visitors to Samuel's Gorge are welcome to see our process during harvest, in late summer. Driven by aromatics, texture, silkiness and intrigue our wines are great to drink now and yet have structural support and intensity that ensures they cellar well.  Samuel's Gorge wines reflect the unique vintage conditions and represent the personality and the imagination of the makers." - Samuel's Gorge

 

  • Samuels Gorge Grenache 2017

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    WINE FRONT 93 POINTS!WINE COMPANION 93 POINTS!    "McLaren Vale grenache in light, frisky form. The mid-palate is juicy and fruit-driven but the edges are nervy with spice. There’s crackle to the pops of flavour. Redcurrant, crushed dry...

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  • Samuels Gorge Shiraz 2017

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    Wine Front 94 Points!  "15% carbonic maceration, 18 months in French oak (20%) new. Spot on. Svelte, stylish and sustained. A power of plum-drenched flavour, tips of bitumen, redcurrant and dried herbs, slips of dark chocolate. It feels measured and...

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  • Samuels Gorge Tempranillo 2018

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    A TEMPRANILLO THAT COMES AT YOU WITH A DARK SAVOURINESS, AND ALSO BRIGHT, VARIETAL JUICINESS.  "Aromas of Jamon Serrano, lavender, dried sage, sun worn dusty limestone walls infiltrate the senses. Be prepared for an extended journey in the cellar...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Samuels Gorge Grenache 2016

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    Wine Front 93 Points! "Excellent grenache. Well ripened and well handled. Redcurrant, roses, anise and cola. Cheerful and serious at once. Tannin to close. A firmness. An emphasis. It’s grenache with one nod to pinot noir, and another to nebbiolo. In...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Samuels Gorge Shiraz 2016

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    There is a special and particular joy in looking at a new wine and seeing its potential. The cool nights and long warm days of the 2016 vintage provide elegant tannins and longevity. However, we should not make the mistake of relinquishing all great wine...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Samuels Gorge Tempranillo 2017

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    The 2017 Tempranillo’s charm lies in its structure; the fine-grained, mature tannins with zipping lines of acidity. A bouquet of tart cherries and native wilderness give way to animal and peppery tobacco leaf. Its homeland is magnificently harsh with...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Samuels Gorge Tempranillo 2016

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    Tempranillo - the precarious co-mingling of good and evil both on a vine and its personality in the glass akin to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. On heavy ground it can behave like a feral triffid yet on the right plot this infinitely low yielding, Iberian icon...

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  • Samuels Gorge Shiraz 2013

    [SOLD-OUT] Samuels Gorge Shiraz 2013

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    "Vintage 2013: another glorious summer in the Vale blessed by cooling breezes of the Gulf of St Vincent, freshening the vines and the wines. This graceful shiraz has extraordinary intensity displaying an earthy, black fruit spectrum, a dusty, savoury...

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