Metala Vineyards, Shiraz, 2018, Langhorne Creek, South Australia

Producer Profile

Good news for family wine companies: the Adams family of Langhorne Creek has bought back the Metala brand name.
Metala is the name of their 131-year-old property and vineyard, and also the name of a wine, but the brand name has been owned for some 50 years by other wine companies, the latest being Treasury Wine Estates (TWE).

Until just five years ago, the Metala wine was vinified from grapes grown on the Metala vineyard, then inexplicably it became a non-vineyard specific blend. The view of many observers was that Treasury had kept the retail price of the wine down for so long that the cost of Metala grapes probably no longer gave TWE the profit margin it wanted.

“The home-coming and relaunch of the brand means that when wine lovers buy a bottle of Metala wine they will once again be getting the original, rich and full-bodied Metala fruit they’ve come to expect.” – Guy Adams


The Brothers in Arms ‘Metala’ Vineyards are home to the oldest Family-owned Cabernet Sauvignon vines remaining in the world. The Metala homestead was established in 1882 and the original Cabernet vineyards were planted in 1891.
Sourced from their oldest vines, picked 19-22 March 2018 from 100% single estate, and 2 individual plantings.


18 months in 1 & 2 year old French Oak barriques.

Tasting Note

This 2018 Shiraz wine is bursting with generous forest fruit flavours and has a creamy, silky finish. Well supported by balanced, plush vanillin oak tannins it is a perfect food wine.

Goes well with

Hearty beef and mushroom casserole.


Ready to enjoy now but will age gracefully over the next 10 years.

Don’t just take our word for it…
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL – 2021 China Wines & Spirits Awards, Hong Kong
SILVER MEDAL – 2022 London Wine Competition



Varieties: Shiraz 100%
Colour: Red
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Style: Still Wine
Case Size: 12 x 75cl
Country: Australia
Region: Langhorne Creek
Vintage: 2018

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    Weight 1 kg