Galafrey Wines Dry Grown Shiraz Vintage 2009 Video Wine Tasting Commentary Review #80
Have you heard of a TV series called Doctor Who? In homage to this show, Ian Tyrer set up Galafrey Wines in the 70s. Galafrey (similar sounding to the home planet of the main character of the TV series Gallifrey) even had an entrance in the 90s painted TARDIS blue. Unfortunately, Ian passed on in 2003, but his legacy lives on, maintained by his family in Mount Barker, Western Australia. You can find out more at their website: Galafrey Wines
I first heard about the winery in the late 80s, and I think I was able to get a bottle (with a cork) through group ordering with a friend who sent them a letter with a cheque (those were the days!) I was very happy to have been able to try one of Ian’s wines, and I believe it was the very first bottle of wine I had ever bought, having not long reached drinking age!
Fast forward to 2016 and I was able to easily order a few bottles online and have them delivered to my home in Sydney. It took a bit of time due to picking season but to finally get a few bottles again after all these years had me very excited! And so, below is a review of one of them. I hope you like the review. And for those fans over 18 in Australia looking for something to sip while watching the latest Doctor Who episode, I suggest the Dry Grown Shiraz. (I’m not sure if there are any vintage 2009 left but they do have the 2013 vintage so perhaps that one would be suitable, being the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who!)