Since 2000 Peter Fraser has been the winemaker and driving force behind Yangarra Estate Vineyard.

Peter focuses much of his attention on the vineyards and his team. When it comes to winemaking philosophy he believes it is just as important, and he stands by some key foundations of sensitivity, observation and experience. It’s about nurturing and manicuring each of the blocks, and ultimately connecting them to the wine. It’s about picking with freshness, with balanced acidity, and not excessive alcohol. It’s about gentle yet detailed handling in the winery, the use of supportive larger format oak and the purity of ceramic eggs and amphora. He feels strongly about innovation, challenging the detail in every step, the one percenters, and it is those little details that bring everything together.

Summary of Major Accolades:
2018 – Finalist – Wine Enthusiast magazine (USA) wine star awards, “Winemaker of the Year”
2017 – Finalist – Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine “Winemaker of the Year”
2015 – James Halliday Wine Companion, 2016 “Winemaker of the Year”

Deep, bright red/purple colour. Fresh and clean on the nose, with berries, cherries and spices to sniff. Really lovely aromas and flavours, understated and still evolving. The palate is fine and long with supple tannins and great harmony. A superb glass of shiraz. Tasted 23rd April 2020 Drink 2020-2033
95pts Huon Hooke (#1 under $35 Shiraz tasted in 2020 – South Australia)
Deep red/purple, glass-staining, with a shy but deep bouquet, which is latent and full of promise. Underlying spices, a core of sweet ripe cherry fruit, the tannins soft and full on the finish, adding structure and length. Spices and graphite. A superb wine with a big future. Needs time for the full payoff. Tasted 23rd April 2020 Drink 2022-2035
96pts Huon Hooke (#1 under $60 Shiraz tasted in 2020 – South Australia)