Vintage 2017 – Next Release – March 2018

FAMILIA [Latin] Family.


The name Familia is a nod to the 3 families of Growers in the McLaren Vale region from whom these grapes were sourced. The style is classic, out of respect to the tradition of the growers that work with us to grow classic, premium McLaren Vale Shiraz.


Ulithorne ‘FAMILIA’ Shiraz 2016 – ALLOCATION SOLD OUT

Tasting Notes This is a lively, rich McLaren Vale Shiraz, showing all the hallmarks of style and driving acidity that are hallmarks across the Ulithorne range. Plum, fresh cherries, a lick of pepper and cedar spice make this a classic Shiraz to share with friends and family.


“Balsamic, tight with a crammed reduction of red fruits and glorious acidity. Spiced plum, rhubarb notes, hint of white pepper. Formidably fully powered with a deft touch of seamless mouthfeel. Long and effortless. 96 Points”  Andrew Caillard MW – DMWP

Ulithorne ‘FAMILIA’ Shiraz 2015

90 Points – Wine Spectator 2016

Ulithorne ‘FAMILIA’ Shiraz 2014



"Deep, dark, slightly black/tawny tinged colour. The bouquet is subdued and earth-bound, with savoury and not fragrant aromas. Hints of ironstone. The wine is full-bodied and firm, with solid structure and excellent ripeness. Big and generous with abundant ripe tannins and a sense of gravitas. Excellent wine for the long term. 28/5/2017"
97 Points, Huon Hooke

"The palate is awash with dark chocolate and plum fruit, oak gives richness, texture and depth with a flowing line of acidity that keeps the wines richer characters in check. The finish has a drying, earthen web of tannins and layers of dark berry fruit and chocolate notes."
96 Points - Patrick Eckel

"The palate displays considerable weight and power, together with awesome fruit purity and intensity, wonderfully framed by velvety texture and polished tannins. A seriously good shiraz offering outstanding richness and length."
96 Points - Sam Kim, New Zealand