JACOB’S CREEK Heritage range comprises the finest wines made under the Jacob’s Creek brand. Each Heritage wine honors a person and place in the rich history of Gramp & Sons winery that stretches back over 160 years. Centenary Hill Shiraz pays tribute to Fred Gramp, who planted a Morton Bay fig tree at the site now known as Centenary Hill in 1947 on the 100th anniversary of the winery.
The distinctive personality of Centenary Hill Shiraz marks it as an outstanding expression of Barossa Valley terroir. Its style is densely textured, displaying rich plum and dark chocolate flavours with complex notes of spice and generous soft tannins.
The fruit for Centenary Hill Shiraz is sourced from old low-yielding vines – many of which are located near the banks of Jacob’s Creek at Rowland Flat, and some of which exceed 90 years in age. Hand-selected parcels from these vineyards are individually vinified and matured in new and one-year old French and American oak hogsheads for 20 to 24 months, with only the most exceptional barrels chosen for inclusion in the final Centenary Hill blend. The wine is also matured in bottle for a further two years prior to release.
Over the past 20 years the wine has earned over 550 awards including 12 trophies at domestic and international wine shows.
Representing the finest Shiraz made under the Jacob’s Creek label, Centenary Hill Shiraz is named after the place known as “Centenary Hill” which is a site of historical significance to our winery. Here in 1947 a single Moreton Bay fig tree was planted by Fred Gramp to commemorate 100 years since our winery founder, Johann Gramp, planted his first vines on the banks of Jacob’s Creek and started a winemaking legacy that endures today. Centenary Hill Shiraz was awarded the Barossa Trust Mark since 2014 which guarantees its top quality and genuine Barossa origin.
First vintaged in 1994, Centenary Hill Shiraz is a proud celebration of this unique part of the history of the Barossa Valley.