Winemaking is very traditional and labor intensive. Oak maturation takes place using 35-40% new barrels with the oak type has traditionally been American. In good cellars, Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz can age for up to 5 years. This Shiraz was put together using select barrels from the family estate that best demonstrate the intensity of the fruit balanced by integrated oak.
Consistently mild weather during the growing season and leading up to harvest encouraged optimal ripening. Weather conditions during harvest were perfect, making for a smooth vintage. Grape berries were quite small and since yields were down, flavor was concentrated and quality enhanced.