Shiraz, sometimes known as Syrah, is a dark-skinned grape grown around the world to makered wine. Legend has it that the Shiraz grape comes from the ancient Iranian city of Shiraz. Shiraz was a great center of winemaking for thousands of years, and had made a reputation for itself for producing some of the finest wines up until the 9th century. Much later the wine was most likely bred in a French region associated with a knight who had brought the Persian vine home from the crusades. This variety continued producing high quality wine in Iran up until 1979, until the Islamic Revolution happened and shut down all the wineries. In current times, Shiraz is an alternative name for the Syrah grape, mostly used in Australia and South Africa. Check out or shop for all of our varieties - we have some of the best Shiraz New York has available.