Glug commenced by offering Barossa Valley wines though making wines from all the districts of the Adelaidean-Mount Lofty Range was the aim. Thus McLaren Vale followed a few vintages later, indeed the first Roxton was from the 2008 vintage.
Historically McLaren Vale plantings preceded those of the Barossa Valley by a few years, 1840 to say 1843, though as a maker of table wines its recognition was far greater than the Barossa Valley until well into the 1970s.
Now they are great rivals and the appeal for drinkers is to enjoy the coastal setting of McLaren Vale and compare this to the inland setting of the Barossa Valley, set well back in the Range.
Roxton has a long history as a McLaren Vale brand and was resurrected by Glug for that first vintage. We believe it is essential for the advanced customer to be enjoying and comparing Shiraz from McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley.