Nova Vita `Firebird` Shiraz 2009 (12 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

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Shiraz grown in cool-climates such as the Adelaide Hills is beginning to establish a name for a style that displays elegance, subtle richness and savoury characters. Our vineyard is a perfect site for growing Shiraz in the Adelaide Hills and allows for the crafting of a wine with elegance and finesse with developed ripe characters while retaining typical cool-climate characteristics.

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Crimson-purple; the fragrant bouquet exudes red cherry, plum and warm spice aromas, the medium-bodied palate carrying those flavours on with the addition of oak and earth notes giving the wine a very attractive savoury mouthfeel and long finish.

Rating 94 - Drink by 2030 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Winemaking responsibilities rest with Peter Leske with support provided by Mark Kozned. Peter’s two decades of experience with one of the Adelaide Hills most renowned wineries provides the platform for the production of our premium cool climate wines.


The wine exhibits a deep red-brick colour with purple hues on the edge.


There is a rush of red fruits and black pepper aromas on the nose.


The palate displays sweet cherries, blackberries, dark fruits and mocha which are all balanced with the textured tannins and supported by the judicious use of new and old French oak barrels.


The wine is ready to drink now and will cellar well and reach its full potential in 10 to 15 years.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2011

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Nova Vita Wines is a small family business, run by Mark and Joanne Kozned. The name Nova Vita was chosen for our wines as it reflected the beginning of our "new life" in the production of premium wines from our family-owned vineyard.

The development of Nova Vita Wines commenced in 2004, when the inaugural Shiraz grapes were hand picked from our family-owned vineyard. The wine was then placed in barrel for over 12 months and released in January 2006. At the same time our 2005 Sauvignon Blanc was introduced. Our portfolio of wines expanded with the release of our 2006 Chardonnay. In 2008 we aim to produce a Pinot Gris and a Pinot Noir.

The Firebird is a Russian mythical bird and only a happy or lucky person may see the bird or hear its song. The Firebird was chosen to launch our first wines as it reflects the Russian ancestral history of the Kozned name. We hope those who drink our wines are blessed with luck and happiness everyday.

Our family vineyard, Woodlands Ridge Vineyard, was established in 2001 after months of painstaking research into the best site and aspect. Great wines start in the vineyard and we found this when we located land 4 kilometres outside of Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. The vineyard has gentle slopes, plenty of water and importantly moderately fertile soils. The vineyard is planted with 25.6 hectares of Chardonnay, 3.8 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and 0.7 hectares of Shiraz. Our philosophy is to produce elegant premium wines that everyone will enjoy. To achieve this we limit the yields on our vineyard maximising the quality of the wine.

In 2008 we acquired the Tunnel Hill Vineyard located in Forreston approximately 6 kilometres north of the Woodlands Ridge Vineyard. This vineyard has given us access to approximately 17 hectares of established Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Sauvignon Blanc vines.

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