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Introducing Our Premium Wineries For Sparkling Red Wines

Welcome to a captivating expedition through the enchanting world of Australian Sparkling Red Wines. In this article, we’ll delve into the mastery and numerous accolades of five exceptional wineries in the festival state of South Australia: Penny’s HillShottesbrooke, Teusner, and Hollicks. These wineries have been instrumental in crafting exquisite Sparkling Red Wines for some time that captivate the senses and delight wine enthusiasts around the world, including here in Switzerland. 

1. Eight at the Gate

Located in the renowned Limestone Coast wine region of South Australia, Eight at the Gate is an award-winning boutique winery celebrated for its exceptional wines. Inspired by the rich viticultural heritage of Wrattonbully, Eight at the Gate combines traditional winemaking techniques with innovative practices to create sparkling reds of extraordinary quality in limited quantity.

Their Sparkling Red Wine showcase the vibrant flavors of the region’s iconic Shiraz grapes, adorned with a luscious effervescence and gorgeous purple foam. The distinct character, velvety texture, and complex layers of Eight at the Gate’s wines have earned them a dedicated following both domestically in Australia and abroad.

Showcasing their reputation, the winery has been lauded with multiple awards and accolades over the years. This includes recognition from the esteemed Wine International Association awarding Eight at the Gate with the Winery Star Certificate of Excellence Award in 2022, as well as awards on their range of wines by the renowned Halliday Wine Companion. And more recently, 8 Gold and Silver Awards from Wine Showcase magazine in 2022 – including a gold medal and 93 rating for their renowned Sparkling Shiraz. These honors are a testament to Eight at the Gate’s commitment to crafting world-class wines that capture the essence of Wrattonbully.

Eight at the Gate Winery - Scutella Wines
Eight at the Gate Winery

2. Penny's Hill

Established in McLaren Vale, South Australia, Penny’s Hill Winery has carved a distinguished niche in the production of premium Australian sparkling red wines. With a commitment to quality and innovation, Penny’s Hill Winery consistently delivers exceptional wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the region.

As part of their portfolio, they have two signature Sparkling Red Wines crafted from Shiraz grapes which each have their own unique characteristics – which make them an absolute delight for wine enthusiasts. The Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz is made with shiraz aged between 3-5 years and is rich and luscious whilst showing sweet dark fruits, fruit spice, and subtle savoury notes. The Penny’s Hill Sparkling Shiraz is made with shiraz grapes aged between 2-3 years and showcases ripe plum and blackberry fruits with subtle oak spice and underlying earthy notes which add concentration and depth and are carefully balanced by a fine tannin structure.

Penny’s Hill has garnered numerous accolades and awards, including recognitions at the Decanter World Wine Awards,  the prestigious James Halliday 5-Star Winery rating and winning Best Australian Red Wine at the esteemed Mundus Vini international wine competition in Neustadt, Germany – just to name a few.

Additionally, the winery’s dedication to sustainability and eco-friendly practices has also earned them recognition for their commitment to environmental stewardship. This includes their certification as a fully sustainable winery with Sustainable Winegrowing Australia showing their commitment continual improvement to produce high quality wines while reducing their carbon footprint and nurturing rich and precious soils.

With their unwavering focus on excellence, Penny’s Hill Winery continues to be at the forefront of Australian Sparkling Red Wine production.

Pennys Hill Winery - Scutella Wines
Penny's Hill Winery

3. Shottesbrooke

Situated in the heart of the premium McLaren Vale wine region, Shottesbrooke is celebrated for its exceptional portfolio of wines, including their flagship 1337 Heritage Series Sparkling Shiraz.  Shottesbrooke display South Australian craft with their wines that exemplify elegance, depth, and finesse. The winery’s Sparkling Shiraz exhibits a remarkable harmony between rich fruit flavors, fine bubbles, and subtle tannins. The result is a sensory delight that embodies the unique terrain of McLaren Vale.

Shottesbrooke has achieved widespread acclaim, winning numerous accolades, including multiple gold medals at renowned wine shows such as the Royal Sydney Wine Show and the McLaren Vale Wine Show. They have also garnered international acclaim, most recently winning Winery of the Year and Best Wine of the Year by USA Wine Rating in 2021 and achieving ‘Best Producer – Australia’ at the 2020 Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards based in Germany.

They are also certified as a fully sustainable winery with Sustainable Winegrowing Australia showing their commitment to producing excellent wines whilst focusing on reducing their carbon footprint.

With their commitments to sustainability and expert winemaking craftsmanship, Shottesbrooke will continue to impress both critics and wine lovers alike.

Shottesbrooke Winery

4. Teusner

Nestled in the iconic Barossa Valley in South Australia, Teusner is a boutique winery that has gained acclaim for its handcrafted Australian Sparkling Red Wines. Embracing traditional winemaking practices, Teusner creates small-batch wines that reflect the distinct character of the Barossa region.

Teusner’s Sparkling Red Wines are crafted from premium Shiraz grapes, selected for their exceptional quality. With careful attention to detail, the winery creates sparkling reds that boast deep, intense flavors, a velvety texture, and a lively effervescence.

The dedication to quality exhibited by Teusner has been acknowledged with numerous awards, including being named by The Real Review´s Top Wineries Australia and their MC Sparkling Shiraz 2017 being awarded 95 ratings from the prestigious Halliday Wine Companion.

Teusner’s commitment to producing premium sparkling red wines has firmly established them as a leading winery in this space in the iconic the Barossa Valley.

Teusner Winery - Scutella Wines
Teusner Winery

5. Hollicks

Hollicks Winery is in the picturesque Coonawarra region, renowned for its unique terra rossa soil and cool climate, which produce wines with remarkable character and depth.

When it comes to their wines, Hollicks Winery has consistently impressed both critics and wine enthusiasts alike. Their dedication to producing exceptional vintages shines through in the numerous awards they have received over the years. Among their impressive portfolio, Hollicks Winery has gained well-deserved recognition for their Sparkling Merlot.

This unique and delightful wine has garnered praise and accolades from critics and wine lovers alike for its clean and fresh aromas of plums and blackberry with a lovely hint of dark chocolate notes – which makes it a standout choice for those seeking something extraordinary. The Sparkling Merlot has also secured numerous awards both domestically and internationally, reflecting its outstanding quality and craftsmanship. 

The awards and recognition bestowed upon Hollicks Winery’s Sparkling Merlot are a testament to the winery’s dedication to pushing boundaries and creating memorable experiences for wine enthusiasts. This unique offering is a celebration of the Coonawarra region’s terroir and the winemaker’s artistry.

Hollick Winery


The wineries of Eight at the Gate, Penny’s Hill, Shottesbrooke, Teusner, and Hollicks are true masters of their craft, each showcasing their expertise in producing exceptional Australian wines – especially the unique Sparkling Red Wines. From the vibrant McLaren Vale to the iconic Barossa Valley and the renowned Limestone Coast, these wineries have consistently garnered accolades and awards for their dedication to quality, innovation, and the unique expressions of their respective regions.

Indulge in the delightful offerings of these remarkable wineries with our range of Sparkling Red Wines in our online shop.

Cheers to the artistry and passion of these remarkable wineries that make Australian Sparkling Red Wines truly exceptional.

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