Thomas Goss

One of the original McLaren Vale pioneers, Thomas Goss, his wife Mary and their children arrived in South Australia from Devonshire in 1849. After success in the Victorian gold fields he established an iconic farming property in McLaren Vale which is now home to some of the region's leading vineyards.

In 1993, Tony Parkinson purchased 37 acres of original Goss farming land which had been planted to vines in 1991. This was to become the Malpas Road Vineyard. In 1996 more original Goss land was purchased, planted and named Goss Corner Vineyard.

In 1998, Keith Rowland, great-great-grandson of Thomas Goss sold the Ingleburne homestead property to Tony Parkinson to convert to cellars for Penny's Hill, from which Thomas Goss wines would later be sold. This purchase reunited the original Thomas Goss section (80 acres) of farming land.

These wines, crafted by winemaker Ben Riggs, are a tribute to Thomas Goss's contribution to our beloved region. McLaren Vale has an unrivalled reputation in Australia and indeed the world, for constantly producing first-class wines. It has one of the most consistent, Mediterranean-style climates in which to grow premium wine grapes. The unequivocally cool climate of the Adelaide Hills and very old podsolic soils of low to moderate fertility make for ideal growing conditions. This gives the region an enviable and growing reputation for magnificent white grapes.

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Thomas Goss Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88 "Juicy blackberry, plum and cassis flavors are expressive and bold, with dense, brawny tannins and black tea, tobacco and smoky notes that linger. Drink now through 2028. 1,500 cases imported. –MW"  Tasting Notes This wine displays the trademark Cabernet Sauvignon characters;
Item Number: 31279
Case: $155.40
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Thomas Goss Shiraz 2016
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "Shows good density to the bittersweet chocolate, hazelnut and blackberry pie flavors, with sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins that add richness to the complex blend of flavors. Clove, nutmeg and cumin aromas linger on the long finish. Drink now through 2028. 2,200 cases imported.
Item Number: 30619
Case: $155.40

Thomas Goss Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Tasting Notes This wine displays the trademark Cabernet Sauvignon characters; rich and generously loaded with dark cherry, mulberry and black currant fruits with oak spice and fine long tannins. This delicious, dense and fruit packed wine will complement a wide variety of meal choices, especially

Thomas Goss Shiraz 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Aromas of blackberries, dark cherries and lemon zest. Medium to full body that is dense and tight with lots of peppercorns and berries on the aftertaste. Drink now."  "Bright purple. Deep, smoke-tinged aromas of dark berries, licorice and dried flowers. Chewy cassis and bitter

Thomas Goss Shiraz 2014
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88 "Shows smoke, bacon fat and brown sugar accents to the cherry and floral notes. Harmonious and plush on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 2,000 cases made.—MaryAnn Worobiec"  "Bright purple. Deep, smoke-tinged aromas of dark berries, licorice and dried flowers. Chewy cassis

Thomas Goss Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "(all neutral oak): Deep ruby. Aromas of cherry, blackcurrant, mocha and mint, with a subtle floral nuance in the background. Ripe, sweet and supple in texture, conveying very good heft and focus to its dark berry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors. The gently tannic, persistent

Thomas Goss Chardonnay 2012
" In time, descendants of Thomas Goss ventured into the neighboring Adelaide Hills, the very cool climate premium region from which fruit for this fresh, clean and beautifully balanced Chardonnay is sourced. The unequivocally cool climate and soils of low to moderate fertility are ideal for growing

Thomas Goss Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "Lively and open in texture, with prominent, pretty raspberry and white chocolate notes, lingering delicately. Drink now through 2015. 3,000 cases made. –HS"  "The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes used to make this wine have been sourced from select vineyards in McLaren Vale, including

Thomas Goss Shiraz 2013
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Spectator 90 "Sleek, with fine tannins around a lean, bright core of blueberry and floral flavors, sliding smoothly into the long and expressive finish. Drink now through 2020. 7,500 cases made.–HS"  Stephen Tanzer 90 "Bright purple. Deep, smoke-tinged aromas of dark berries, licorice and

Thomas Goss Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 90 "Bright ruby. Fresh red fruits on the nose, with complicating notes of tobacco, cracked pepper and baking spices. Fresh and precise, with suave raspberry and cherry flavors showing a seamless texture. The red fruit notes echo on the smooth, sappy finish."  "The Cabernet