South Australia | McLaren Vale

James' Review

Brothers Kym and John Davey planted and nurture their family-owned and sustainably managed vineyard on land purchased by their grandfather in the 1950s. Shingleback has been a success story since its establishment. Its 120ha of estate vineyards are one of the keys to that success, which includes winning the Jimmy Watson Trophy 2006 for the '05 D Block Cabernet Sauvignon. The well made wines are rich and full-flavoured, but not overripe (and, hence, not excessively alcoholic). Exports to the UK, the US, Canada, Cambodia, Vietnam, China and NZ.


Internationally awarded, family owned and operated, Shingleback is committed to hand-crafting affordable, high quality wines, primarily using fruit from their own estate McLaren Vale vineyard. The goal of the Davey brothers, Kym and John, is to create modern, food friendly wines with complexity and balance, wines that are a true expression of McLaren Vale.

From a small start in 1998, with a range of just one wine (Shingleback Shiraz) the Shingleback portfolio has grown into a collection of premium wines that include Shingleback, Red Knot and The Gate. Each made in its distinct style, these wines showcase the best the region has to offer. They also represent a family dedicated to producing outstanding wines from the land they love.


Winemaker John Davey, Dan Hills
Established 1995
Dozens 150 000
Vineyards (area) 120 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 3 Stump Hill Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Telephone (08) 8323 7388