Schild Doubles Down on Top Shiraz

Harvey Steiman, Tyson Stelzer
Issue: June 15, 2011

Faced with strong demand for a highly rated wine, an Australian winery simply created more of it. Wine Spectator has learned through an investigation that Schild Estate, a family-owned winery in the Barossa Valley whose 2008 Shiraz placed in Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of the Year in 2010, found itself running low on supply and decided to purchase, blend and bottle additional wine under the same label. While technically legal, the decision raises questions about the winery's integrity and philosophical issues of what defines a wine's identity.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 24, 2011.

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