Craneford

+ 61 8 8564 0003 27-31 Moorundie Street
St. Truro, 5356
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Craneford Wines was founded in 1978 and was bought by John Zilm in 1998 who moved the business to the site of the historic fire station in Truro in the Barossa valley in South Australia. They are a producer of premium wines, mainly single variety,using bought in grapes; committed to handcrafting pristine fruit of the highest quality, ensuring the consistent production of elegant well structured wines.

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  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

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  • Craneford Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley John Zilm 2005

    Snoothrank:

    I bought two bottles of this wine for £20 from the www.cellartrade.co.uk website.It is 100% cabernet sauvignon from vines up to 80 years old that spent time in oak barrels.The Barossa valley is named after the nearby Barossa hills,although the river that runs through it is called the North Para river,and is located about 40 miles north-east of t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • No idea why anyone would really want Petit Verdot, but there are a few from ... Australia - Pirrammina and Craneford come to mind as making varietal bottlings, in Napa Ballentine does one, and in Spain Marques de Grinon does a pretty good one. At least those are the ones that come to mind from recent tastings. There are others but I'm blanking... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Petit Verdot


  • Where can I find a good supply of Petit Verdot?  Any good suggestions on this wine? Read More

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  • So last winter, we drank a bottle of 2004 Dom de la Roquete Chateauneuf du Pape.  Delicious.  Bought it at deep discount, and wished I had bought more.  Last month, at a large dinner, someone (a beverage professional from one of SF's best restaurants) brought the 2007 of same wine, direct from Kermit Lynch, so the provenance was unquestionable. ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic RP wrong about the vintage or...


  • I have finally got my hands on some Californian WinesJustin 08 Justification 65% Cab Franc 35% Merlot - Paso RoblesZD 08 California Chardonnay - Napa ValleyGroth 07 Cabernet Sauvignon - Oakville Napa ValleyFlowers 08 Pinot Noir - Sonoma CoastI am keen to get opinions on what I should expect from these wines.Also what you would eat with these win... Read More

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  • This wine was a little too sweet even for me. It did have a great fruity flavor though. Being a novice, I wonder if anyone can recommend a red that is full flavored yet somewhat sweet. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz


  • When I visit some wine shops, I happen to notice that most Australian wines are shiraz. Is shiraz primarily more popular in Australia? What's your favorite shiraz? Read More

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  • Craneford Shiraz Barossa Valley Allyson Parsons 2005

    Snoothrank:

    Awesome Barossa Valley Shiraz.Fantastic value for money Read More

    Wine review by daltonwineltd


  • Craneford Grenache Barossa Valley 2002

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    No written review

    Wine review by Jhawk03


  • Craneford Red Blend Barossa Quartet 2001

    Snoothrank:

    Has a good amount of dirt, spice, soft fruit notes, great red fruit presence and soft tannins. Good wine, great finish, tight nose. Read More

    Wine review by oxygin21


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