Zinful Zinfandel 2009 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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
$34.99 per Bottle
$419.88 per case
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Zinful is made in a fruit-driven, Primitivo style, similar to the way it is made in its homeland of southern Italy. Part of this process is to age the wine in old oak barrels so as not to obscure the wonderful spice and berry fruit characters. A lovely ‘with food’ style.

WA - Margaret River
Western Australia

Expert Reviews

The best value Zin in the countryis well crafted and textural, with layers of mixed spice, rhubarb, plums and fruit-cake taming fifteen percent alcohol. 93 points - Tyson Stelzer, WBM Wine 100

"This difficult beast to tame has cult-like status. Winemaker, Mark Messenger, has been working on the stuff for two decades in Australia and the USA, where it's quite a popular grape. This smells of classic red berries, light plums and fruitcake; some honey-soaked raisins too. The palate's big but not too heavy, with plenty of alcohol (nature of the beast), swarthy, loose-knit tannins and a heart of ripe red-plum fruit flavour." Rating 92 - Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2012

"Winemaker, Mark Messenger, should know a thing or two about zinfandel from his time at Cape Mentelle. This one offers a little more than most with typical briary chocolaty fruit loaded with plums and dark blackcurrant but with a little gamey meaty character that adds some complexity and interest." 91 points - Ray Jordan, WA Wine Guide 2012

Winery Tasting Notes


Bright ruby, purple hues.


High notes of sour cherry become pungent vanilla bean and coffee. Next, my mother's thick plum jam—still with the stones, beware! Then, mulberries dropping ripe from the tree. Chocolate aniseed shimmies around the glass, teasing spices into the play.


Enjoy anytime in the next five years.

Medals & Trophies

Trophy and Gold Medal - Geographe Wine Show 2011

WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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Mark Messenger has been nominated for GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE 2014

Margaret River is home to many wonderful things—pristine beaches, stunning Karri forest, ornate limestone caves and one of Australia's best examples of Zinfandel.

Zinful is a wine crafted from Zinfandel grapes. It takes a master to bring out the very best that this variety has to offer and gifted winemaker, Mark Messenger, works his magic to produce a wine that is both spicy and juicy, full-bodied yet soft, and seamlessly satisfying in every way.

Let this wine take you on a journey. Experience flavours that you may not have seen in a wine before and textures that leave you questioning, how a wine can be so sweet and juicy in the mouth, yet still have a savoury edge?

Zinful has been made with food in mind and will stand-up well against some of the more robust flavours of winter’s hearty fare or summer’s antipasto delicacies. All-year-round favourites—pizza, char-grilled meats, roasts, and ripe, sumptuous cheeses—become all the more delectable with a glass of Zinful.

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