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Giles Cooke MW and Fergal Tynan MW, with the helping hand of Peter Leske, hand-make small-batch wines that illustrate the benefits of great sites and intelligent winemaking.

The 2 Masters of Wine, Giles and Fergal met in a bar the night before they began the first year of the Master of Wine course in 1998. Both subsequently passed the exam and eventually came to work together, founding Thistledown in 2010.

Both share a degree in history, a love of Australian wine and the cause of the underdog. Both also shared a frustration that, in many markets, Australian wine was stereotyped as big, alcoholic, and unsuited to premium restaurants. Both knew that this didn’t have to be the case and set upon a journey to create wines of elegance, detail and balance.


  • Thistledown The Cunning Plan Shiraz 2022 - 6 Pack

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    • Thistledown The Cunning Plan Shiraz 2022 - 6 Pack

      Ever since their historic Scots, James Busby and John MacArthur, founded the Australian wine industry in the early 19th century, the relationship between Scotland and Australia has endured. Guardians of a long history, Thistle down Wine Co. continues the tradition of Scottish ingenuity and great Australian wine. From their small-batch...

      $128.00 $115.00

  • Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache Blanc 2022

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    • Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache Blanc 2022

      Grenache is Australia’s signature grape variety and Thistledown are slightly obsessed with it. The white version is still rare in Australia but capable of beautifully textured, citrus laced wines of great drinkability. An explosion of flavour meets suave, seductive personality! Bright, tangy citrus laced fruit with hints of honeysuckle and...

      $16.00 $14.00

  • Thistledown The Thorny Devil Grenache 2022 - 6 Pack

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    • Thistledown The Thorny Devil Grenache 2022 - 6 Pack

      Fruit for Thorny Devil is sourced from a variety of some of the finest vineyards in McLaren Vale. Old bush trained vines and sandy, mineral-strewn vineyards ensure that this Grenache stands out as one of their most delicious offerings.TastingThe resulting wine exhibits the characteristic McLaren Vale perfume and spice, accompanied...

      $125.00 $113.00

  • Thistledown Great Escape Chardonnay 2023 - 6 Pack

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    • Thistledown Great Escape Chardonnay 2023 - 6 Pack

      The Great Escape serves as our benchmark, a cooler climate Chardonnay crafted from fruit cultivated in the elevated vineyard sites of the Eden Valley. These sites facilitate an extended ripening period, preserving the natural sugar and acid balance of the grape. With a moderate alcohol content, focused, crisp citrus fruit,...

      $115.00 $103.00

  • Thistledown The Cunning Plan Shiraz 2022

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    • Thistledown The Cunning Plan Shiraz 2022

      McLaren Vale Wine Show 2023 Winner "Best One Year Old or Younger Shiraz" Winner "Best Shiraz"  Ever since their historic Scots, James Busby and John MacArthur, founded the Australian wine industry in the early 19th century, the relationship between Scotland and Australia has endured. Guardians of a long history, Thistle...

      $22.00 $19.00

  • Cloud Cuckoo Land Fiano 2021 - 6 Pack

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    • Cloud Cuckoo Land Fiano 2021 - 6 Pack

      In the year 2021, vintage conditions were perfect in many ways. A warm, dry early season gave way to a mild, sometimes cool, February and March, allowing for a very relaxed pace. Small yields across all regions concentrated the fruitful flavors, while the dry conditions led to low disease pressures....

      $87.00 $79.00

  • Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 2022 - 6 Pack

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    • Thistledown The Vagabond Grenache 2022 - 6 Pack

      They are convinced that, among the regions of Australia, McLaren Vale holds the greatest potential for Grenache greatness. The pursuit led them to discover unique plots throughout the region, specifically seeking soil formations that would impart finesse, varietal purity, and texture to the Vagabond.TastingThe wine boasts a beautifully complex, aromatic...

      $202.00 $182.00

  • Thistledown The Quickening Shiraz 2020 - 6 Pack

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    • Thistledown The Quickening Shiraz 2020 - 6 Pack

      As life-forces stir, a connection is born, and a personality is created. The Quickening, in its celebration of the vivifying power of nature, presents the reimagined Barossa—a manifestation of exuberant energy captured within a sculptured framework that mirrors the rugged yet beautiful landscape of its conception.**Vintage Conditions**In 2020, vintage conditions...

      $152.00 $137.00

  • Thistledown Suilven Chardonnay 2021 - 6 Pack

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    • Thistledown Suilven Chardonnay 2021 - 6 Pack

      Undoubtedly capable of producing world-class Chardonnay, the Adelaide Hills, with its verdant rolling hills, precipitous slopes, and a multitude of micro-climates, creates an environment that enhances complexity, intensity, and elegance. Among the sub-regions of the Hills, Piccadilly, as one of the highest and coolest areas, has become synonymous with the...

      $326.00 $294.00

  • Thistledown Gorgeous Shiraz 2021 - 6 Pack

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    • Thistledown Gorgeous Shiraz 2021 - 6 Pack

      Vintage Conditions:Rare is the vintage that combines good yields and high quality, but 2021 was just that. Despite being affected by the pandemic, it stood out as a remarkable vintage. It was measured and mild, free from the heat spikes or drought conditions of recent years. Adequate winter rains replenished...

      $113.00 $101.00

  • Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache Rose 2022 - 6 Pack

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    • Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache Rose 2022 - 6 Pack

      Grenache stands proudly as Australia's signature grape variety, and our slight obsession with it shines through in our Rosé. Sourced from an old, single vineyard in Berri, this Rosé is a beautifully pale, salmon pink wine with delicate aromatics and a lovely texture that lives up to its name.Tasting:The beautifully...

      $113.00 $101.00

  • Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache 2022 - 6 Pack

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    • Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache 2022 - 6 Pack

      Grenache is Australia’s signature grape variety and we’re slightly obsessed with it. Utilising a range of premium vineyards across South Australia, we’ve crafted a wine that captures all that is good about Grenache. Aromatic, deceptively light but with beautiful wild fruit, and slurpy, supple tannins. Tasting Aromatic and lifted on...

      $113.00 $101.00

  • Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache Blanc 2022 - 6 Pack

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    • Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache Blanc 2022 - 6 Pack

      Grenache is Australia’s signature grape variety and we’re slightly obsessed with it. The white version is still rare in Australia but capable of beautifully textured, citrus laced wines of great drinkability.TastingAn explosion of flavour meets suave, seductive personality! Bright, tangy citrus laced fruit with hints of honeysuckle and lemon balm....

      $113.00 $101.00

  • Cloud Cuckoo Land Nero D'Avola Montepulciano 2022 - 6 pack

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    • Cloud Cuckoo Land Nero D'Avola Montepulciano 2022 - 6 pack

      An unusual blend of varieties but this wine has the characteristic energy you’d expect from Italian reds. Deliciously succulent with smoky, dark cherry fruit, subtle spice and a mouth-watering finish. Blend: 47% Nero D’Avola, 22% Montepulciano, 17% Aglianico, 14% Grenache

      $87.00 $79.00

  • Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache 2022

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    • Thistledown Gorgeous Grenache 2022

      Grenache is Australia’s signature grape variety and Thistledown are slightly obsessed with it. Utilising a range of premium vineyards across South Australia, they crafted a wine that captures all that is good about Grenache. Aromatic, deceptively light but with beautiful wild fruit, and slurpy, supple tannins. Tasting: Aromatic and lifted on the nose...

      $17.00 $15.00