Today marks the official national day of Australia and what better way to celebrate than sipping on Australian wine? Wakefield’s Estate Shiraz and Jaraman Shiraz are both excellent options for those who are looking to raise a toast in honour of Australia Day.
Wakefield Wines is a family-owned and Australian based brand that purchased 178 hectares of land in the Clare Valley in 1969. Wakefield is known for its sustainable efforts especially when it comes to preserving ocean wildlife. The seahorse is a symbol of the winery that is displayed on every bottle in order to represent their conservation and awareness efforts to help protect this indicator species.
The Wakefield Estate Shiraz is a well-balanced medium to full-bodied wine with notes of plum, blackberry, mocha coffee and subtle spice. On the other hand, the 2019 Wakefield Jaraman Shiraz is a blend of 60% Clare Valley and 40% McLaren Vale fruits. This full-bodied wine has smooth flavours of dark berries, ripe cherries and plums paired with notes of roasted coffee beans and spice. Both of these great Australian wine options are available at the LCBO!
Not only are Wakefield’s Australian Shirazes delicious on their own, but they also pair beautifully with food. Chef Guy Turland is an acclaimed Australian chef and his ‘family-inspired’ Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding with Macerated Berries recipe pairs perfectly with Wakefield Shiraz. This simple yet delicious dessert is great for sharing with family and friends on this special day. Try it for yourself by gathering the required ingredients and watching Chef Turland’s recipe video!