McLaren Vale


Pepper/spice |  Plum pudding | Christmas spices

A wine with purity of fruit that is unpretentious and eminently satisfying to allow for regular indulgence. 


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Z-Force is named in tribute to the Z Special Force, which was a special Australian Army unit created in World War Two to operate behind enemy lines. Z-Force’s members were from many countries and specialised in unique guerrilla warfare. Although disbanded after the war, Z-Force pioneered numerous operational techniques and tactics, many as daring as they were brilliant, that remain a model to this day.


The surviving members of Z Special Unit last marched together on Anzac Day in Sydney 2010. The extraordinary bravery of their unit and its lost brothers are honoured in this wine, which is Zonte’s Footstep finest. Each bottle of this wine sold helps support the work of Legacy South Australia. 

Wine Analysis

Wine Specs

Region :McLaren Vale
Varietal :Shiraz
Vintage :2015
Food Pairing :Beef, Venison, Lamb

Bottle Specs

Bottle Size :750ml
Retail Price :$55.00
Bottles in Case :6

Technical Specs

Alcohol % :15
Ageing :24 Months
Sugar :3.6 g/L
Acid :6.77 g/L
PH :3.48
Oak :Seasoned Hogshead
Harvest Date :17th February 2015
Ingredients :Grapes and Sulphur dioxide.

Other ingredients used in the winemaking process:
- Cultivated yeast.
- yeast nutrients.
- French and American oak barrels (new and seasoned).
2015 Z Force Shiraz Petit Sirah
Customer Reviews
Awards & Accolades

Gold Medal

Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards


2018 Gold Medal

AWC Vienna 2018


Double Gold Medal

CWSA 2018


94 Points

James Halliday Wine Companion 2019

“Shiraz (90%), Petite Sirah (10%). Matured in both French and American oak, 30% new, for 18 months. It’s a Z-Force of nature. This is a brute of a red; its dark leather, tar, blackberry and boysenberry flavours roaring through the palate in confident, if not authoritative, style. A swagger of tannin tops it all off.”


Gold Medal

Critics Challenge 2018


Gold Medal

2018 World Wine Championships – Tastings.com


Gold Medal

International Wine Challenge 2018


Platinum Medal

San Diego Wine & Spirits Competition 2018


95 Points,

Robert Whitley 27/03/2018 – San Diego Wine & Spirits Challenge 2018

“This is an unusual blend for Australia but Zonte’s Footstep nails it. They’ve managed to tame the aggressive tannis of the petite sirah grape and the combination of petite with syrah in this expression soars. Loads of Blueberry and red-fruit notes, spicy, with impressive length and very long finish. A stunning wine. Also a platinum award-winner at the 2018 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge.”


Gold Medal

CWSA best Vale 2018


Gold Medal

Tastings.com World Wine Championships 2017


Gold Medal

Wine Showcase Magazine “New Release Tasting” April 2018 Edition.


Gold Medal

Wine Showcase Magazine “Shiraz/Varietal Tasting” April 2018 Edition.


Silver Medal

Sommelier Wine Awards 2018


Silver Medal

International Wine And Spirit Competition 2017


5 Stars

Winestate Magazine – New Releases 2018 – Equal Top in category/ Eligible for WIne of the Year.


Silver Medal

2018 Decanter World Wine Awards


Winestate Magazine Review – New Release 01/06/2018

“Powerful aromas of ripe dark red fruits layered with vanillin oak. Great palate; soft and round and full bodied with a strong tannin structure and mouthfilling blackcurrant and plum flavours.”


92 Points/Exceptional/Cellar Selection

Tastings.com 14/06/2018

“Opaque deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts, berries and halva, coconut cream pie, and blueberry custard with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, engaging, medium-long orange marmalade on raisin toast, buttery spiced toffee, topical fruit punch, and peppery crystallized ginger finish with fine tannins and light oak. A juicy, spicy palate-stimulating red blend destined to please.”


5 Stars
Mainfreight World’s Greatest Shiraz/Syrah XIII Wine Show 2018


Silver Medal

Korea Wine Challenge 2018


James Halliday’s Red Hot & rated 01 Nov –
“Matured in both French & American oak. 30% new, for 18 months. It’s a Z-Force nature. This is a brute of a red, its dark leather, tar, blackberry and boysenberry flavours roaring through the palate in confident-if-not-authoriative style. A swagger of tannin tops it all off.”


4.5 Stars

Winestate Magazine ‘Best of South Australia’ 2019 Edition 5 Stars – Winestate Magazine ‘Best of Varietal/Style’ 2019 Edition

Gold Medal

Sydney International Wine Competition


2015 Z Force Shiraz Petit Sirah