Shinas Estate Shiraz The Guilty Red Austrailian Wine 750 mL


This wine is what started the rise to illustrious fame and fortune for the Judge. The days of Shallow Creek Estate were radically altered when new marketing and branding took over leaning on George’s legal career. What never changed though was the source of this bold value. The grapes are picked when The Judge feels the grapes are at their maximum flavor and density, often quite late. If it wasn’t for The Judge’s deft hand and old, gnarly vines, the grapes would surely succumb to a fateful ending. The soil and roots allow for this to occurs and still maintain freshness in the wine. The fruit is fermented in a combination of large wooden fermenters and stainless steel tanks with routine foot stomping and pumpovers over 2-3 weeks for maximum extraction. The lots are basket-pressed to old French barriques for a lengthy 24 month élévage where the wood acts as a blanket to soften the wine out and bring a beautiful touch of oxidation to the wine. It was bottled without fining or filtration.


Shinas Estate is situated in the northwest region of Victoria. This region is known for its Mediterranean-like climate, classic wines and great food. The first vines were planted in the region in 1886 and by 1898 vine planting commenced on the estate. With eight generations of grape growing and wine producing experience, as well as George Shinas’ passion for perfection, he draws on time honored traditions to produce premium hand crafted wine.

Who is this George Shinas character?  None other than your standard night court judge by evening and winemaker turned partying rockstar by day/weekend. The honorable George Shinas is truly the international man of mystery especially when partnered with his dynamic duo brethren and de facto winemaker, Stephen Black of Small Gully. The vines here are gnarly and struggle to stay alive with what seems to be limitless drought and testy soils. George tends to them with the utmost care and love. His wines have developed a bit of a cult following in the US…and by cult, we mean closer to Heaven’s Gate and Branch Davidians than Screaming Eagle or Coche-Dury.

His wines are smartly named after varying legalese terms…Guilty (Shiraz), Innocent (Viognier), Verdict (Cabernet Sauvignon), Sweet Justice (Moscato) and his intense reserve wine (Executioner). Prisoner it is not…this guy puts the prisoners away!!!”

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in
Custom Label 0