Wood Park `Reserve` Zinfandel 2008 (6 x 750mL), King Valley, VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Zinfandel has a long history in the USA and is particularly strong in California where its arrival can be traced back to 1849.

In recent times DNA testing has proved it to be the same variety as the southern Italian Primitivo which may have been imported from the USA. Zinfandel is not widely grown in Australia and Wood Park is lucky enough to have grown this grape on the estate since 2005. This is the fourth vintage of Zinfandel produced at Wood Park. Due to the difficult nature of the variety in the vineyard, Wood Park’s Zinfandel will only be released when the fruit quality is absolute premium quality. The wine undergoes a traditional ferment in open three tonne fermenters and is hand plunged three times a day during fermentation in order to extract as much colour and flavour as possible. Maturation takes place in American oak hogsheads to ensure the opulence of the fruit shines through.

This wine has spend over 2 years in American Oak hogsheads prior to bottling.

VIC - King Valley

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep purple.


Sweet raspberries, plums and spicy toasted oak


Well balanced, opulent and medium - full bodied. Concentrated raspberries, fruitcake, white pepper, oak and vanilla all contribute. An elegant wine.

Food Matching

Chargrilled rib-eye with mash and roasted beetroot.


4 - 6 years

VIC - King Valley
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
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With an environmental science background John Stokes planted his Wood Park vineyard amongst regenerating natural bush land in the foothills of the Victorian Alps in 1989. At that time, wines in the King Valley were being made by the first wave of winemakers predominantly, Brown Brothers. Through the 1980s, a second wave of winemakers was emerging.

John Stokes discovered wine making from literally stomping on a small vat of his cabernet/shiraz grapes. It really was a surprise, to win best overall wine in the local wine show. He won again for the next two years, and it became clear that a strong passion was unfolding. John went on to produce his hallmark Cabernet Shiraz Blend. But he needed a white. Local winemaker from Giaconda, Rick Kinzbrunner made the first four vintages of chardonnay, in the Burgundian style that John has continued.

Since then, Wood Park has earned its place in the forefront of that second wave of wineries from the King Valley with a strong following of supporters.

The vineyard is managed with a commitment to minimal chemical use. Wine making is a mix of traditional and modern techniques including plenty of hand plunging in open fermenters and use of wild yeasts.

In what has become quite an expansive repertoire, Wood Park Wines draws on fruit sourced from the diverse micro-climates within the King Valley and surrounds, ranging in altitude from 250m to 800m above sea level. Cabernet, Shiraz, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, Viognier and Roussane are grown in gravelly clay on the warmer home block at Wood Park. The Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris varietals are from the cool Whitlands plateau in the south end of King Valley and Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc come from the high ridges of Myrrhee with Chardonnay from Meadow Creek.

Wood Park’s cellar door opened at the Milawa Cheese Factory in 2002. It’s been highly successful and part of the regions tourist attraction providing the perfect compliment to the fabulous bakery and wonderful Milawa cheeses along with a restaurant, art gallery and natural furniture making.

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