Shinas Estate Vineyard

Shinas Estate is situated in the northwest region of Victoria. This region is known for its Mediterranean-like climate, classic wines and great food. The first vines were planted in the region in 1886 and by 1898 vine planting commenced on the estate. With eight generations of grape gowing and wine producing experience, as well as George Shinas' passion for perfection, he draws on time honored traditions to produce premium hand crafted wine.

Who is this George Shinas character? None other than your standard night court judge by evening and winemaker turned partying rockstar by day/weekend. The honorable George Shinas is truly the international man of mystery especially when partnered with his dynamic duo brethren and de facto winemaker, Stephen Black of Small Gully.

The vines here are gnarly and struggle to stay alive with what seems to be limitless drought and testy soils. George tends to them with the utmost care and love. His wines have developed a bit of a cult following in the US...and by cult, we mean closer to Heaven's Gate and Branch Davidians than Screaming Eagle or Coche-Dury.

His wines are smartly named after varying legalese terms...Guilty (Shiraz), Innocent (Viognier), Verdict (Cabernet Sauvignon), Sweet Justice (Moscato) and his bad ass reserve wine (Executioner). Prisoner it is not...this guy puts the prisoners away!!!

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Shinas Estate 'The Guilty' Shiraz 2016
" This estate bottled Shiraz started from a single vineyard that's first plantings date back to 1898 and it has the concentration and power to prove it. Today, the demand for this wine has gone crazy like the Chinese thirst for DRC and George had to finally begin sourcing fruit.  The grapes are
Item Number: 28801
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Shinas Estates The Executioner 2014
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The Executioner is a blend of Shiraz 55%, Cabernet Sauvignion 43% and Viognier 2% it’s produced from our premium vineyard and is our Flag Ship wine. This wine receives 2 years of barrel aging and 1 year of bottle aging prior it’s release. The Executioner is a wine worth dying for, production is so
Item Number: 25274
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Shinas Estate 'The Guilty' Shiraz 2015
" This estate bottled Shiraz started from a single vineyard that's first plantings date back to 1898 and it has the concentration and power to prove it. Today, the demand for this wine has gone crazy like the Chinese thirst for DRC and George had to finally begin sourcing fruit.  The grapes are

Shinas Estate 'The Guilty' Shiraz 2014
" This estate bottled Shiraz started from a single vineyard that's first plantings date back to 1898 and it has the concentration and power to prove it. Today, the demand for this wine has gone crazy like the Chinese thirst for DRC and George had to finally begin sourcing fruit.  The grapes are

Shinas Estates The Executioner 2013
" Bright garnet in color, Chalone Monterey Pinot noir shows soft fruit cherry and strawberry aromas with a note of dried herbs, cranberries and clove flavors with a very fruity finish. " ~ Winery notes

Shinas Estate 'The Guilty' Shiraz 2013
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89  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 89 "Vivid ruby-red. Fresh raspberry and floral oils on the deeply scented nose. Lush and expansive on the palate, offering intense red and dark berry flavors complemented by black pepper and cola. Closes smooth and broad, with supple tannins building slowly and contributing shape and

Shinas Estate'The Executioner' Red Blend 2010
‘Executioner’ is the Judge’s take on a ‘reserve’ wine. This is the fourth release of this hedonistic concoction. Made up of the oldest Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon plantings on the estate vineyard with a splash of Viognier. This is power, pure power. A wine of awesome splendor that is sure to

Shinas Estate 'The Guilty' Shiraz 2012
" This estate bottled Shiraz started from a single vineyard that's first plantings date back to 1898 and it has the concentration and power to prove it. Today, the demand for this wine has gone crazy like the Chinese thirst for DRC and George had to finally begin sourcing fruit.  The grapes are

Shinas Estate'The Executioner' Red Blend 2009
" The Executioner is a blend of Shiraz 49%, Cabernet Sauvignion 49% and Viognier 2% its produced from our premium vineyard and is our Flag Ship wine. Due to extremely light grape yields from The Executioner Vineyard, only 6 barrels of Shiraz and 4 barrels of Cabernet Sauvignion were produced. The

Shinas Estate 'The Guilty' Shiraz 2010
" This estate bottled Shiraz started from a single vineyard that's first plantings date back to 1898 and it has the concentration and power to prove it. Today, the demand for this wine has gone crazy like the Chinese thirst for DRC and George had to finally begin sourcing fruit.  The grapes are

Shinas Estate 'The Guilty' Shiraz 2009
This estate bottled Shiraz started from a single vineyard that's first plantings date back to 1898 and it has the concentration and power to prove it. Today, the demand for this wine has gone crazy like the Chinese thirst for DRC and George had to finally begin sourcing fruit.  The grapes are

Shinas Estate 'The Executioner Red 2008
" The Executioner is a blend of Shiraz 49%, Cabernet Sauvignion 49% and Viognier 2% its produced from our premium vineyard and is our Flag Ship wine. Due to extremely light grape yields from The Executioner Vineyard, only 6 barrels of Shiraz and 4 barrels of Cabernet Sauvignion were produced. The

Shinas Estate 'The Guilty' Shiraz 2008
"The first vines on the Estate were planted in 1898. The Guilty is produced from premium vineyards. Due to its limited production only a lucky few will ever get to taste it.  Ripe shiny blackberry red. Voluptuous cherry, vanilla and peppery spice aromas and full-bodied flavours packed with smoky

Shinas Estate'The Executioner' Red Blend 2007
 "The Executioner 2007 is a blend of Shiraz 55%, Cabernet Sauvignion 43% and Viognier 2% it is produced from our premium vineyard and is our Flag Ship wine.  Due to extremely light grape yields from The Executioner Vineyard, the 2007 vintage only produced 6 barrels of Shiraz and 4 barrels of

Shinas Estate 'The Guilty' Shiraz 2005
"Soft and lush with a palate of cracked pepper and blackberrys. Long lingering finish acentuated by some spicey notes" ~Winery Notes