It’s the International Wine Day that Barossa winemakers eagerly await, Thursday the 28th of July is International Shiraz Day

If there is one grape variety that is synonymous with the Barossa, it is Shiraz. The knowledge gained and passed down the generations over the last 170 years sets the Barossa apart. Today’s current crop of viticulturists and winemakers continue to pursue the world’s best expressions of shiraz.

At Artisans, we have curated for you what we think is one of the best lineups of Barossa Shiraz, with the best expression of Barossa Shiraz from each of our Artisans. Each wine is sourced from exceptional vineyards and showcases masterful winemaking combined with the freedom to push the boundaries in pursuing excellence.

Join us in the Artisans lounge from the 28th of July for your chance to taste through this in depth look at Barossa Shiraz.



Artisans of Barossa
24 Vine Vale Road Tanunda

Phone: 08 8563 3935

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Duration: 75 Minutes (approx.)
Sessions Available: From 11am - 3pm
Dates: Thursday 28 July - Wednesday 3 August



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 2018 John Duval Eligo Shiraz

2018 John Duval 'Eligo' Shiraz ($145)
99 points. Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot, May 2022 
“Inky black in colour, the nose is intense but rather gorgeous. Spices, blueberries, chocolate, leather, some oak but it is integrating superbly, fresh herbs and cocoa powder. Serious concentration here with a supple, seamless palate. Vibrantly fresh, balanced, lovely length with a soft, gentle finish. The silkiest of tannins. The palate also sees notes of beef stock and soy. Immaculate balance here, glorious flavours. There is absolutely no reason this won’t improve for 15 to 20 years, but it is already drinking magnificently. I think that this is the best wine I have seen under the Duval label.” 


2018 Sons of Eden Autumnus Shiraz

2016 Sons of Eden 'Autumnus' Shiraz ($390)
99 points. Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
“A compelling rendition offering richness with grace and poise. The immensely satisfying bouquet shows blackberry, tapenade, game, floral and spicy oak aromas, followed by a multi-layered palate exhibiting magnificent power and structure. Substantial and hedonistic, this is seamless, symphonic and immensely gratifying.” 


2019 Chaffey Bros. Elijah Shiraz

2019 Chaffey Bros. 'Elijah' Shiraz ($78)
95 points. Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
"Really youthful, deep and dark in the glass. Intense aromatics of blood plum, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, licorice, bouquet garni and Asian spice. The palate is opulently flavoured: really dark, plummy fruits, blackberries, chocolate, and layered. There's some lovely oak that plays it part as well. There's plenty going on in this wine: it is decadently flavoured, but the tannins and acidity do their thing and make sure the fruit behaves" 


2016 Schwarz Wine Co. Loveday Vineyard Singe Barrel Shiraz

2016 Schwarz Wine Co. 'Loveday Vineyard Singe Barrel' Shiraz ($167)
97 points. James Halliday, James Halliday Wine Companion
"This new French oak barrel stood out in the classification process, and it's not hard to see why. This is a wine with more of everything in the Robert Parker mould to be sure, but has to be recognised in the top tier." 


2019 Planta Circa Shiraz

2019 Hobbs of Barossa Ranges '1905' Shiraz ($189)
96 points. Angus Hughson, Vintage Journal  
“Deep colour. Intense raspberry confit, Turkish delight, blackberry aromas with subtle mocha, sesame notes. Very expressive palate with pure smooth blackberry, raspberry fruits, fine velvety tannins and superbly integrated marzipan, mocha oak. Finishes chocolatey and sweet fruited with a spice aniseed kick. A classical Barossa vintage with lovely fruit definition, volume and persistency. 100% new French oak puncheons.”


2019 Planta Circa Shiraz ($90)

2019 Purple Hands Wines 'Planta Circa' Shiraz ($90) 
96 points. Tyson Stelzer, James Halliday Wine Companion
"From the Zerk vineyard in Lyndoch, planted 1880–1890. Basket pressed, matured 20 months in 42% new French oak hogsheads and one large 720L barrel. Capturing such lift of violet fragrance in warm-climate shiraz is a skill at which the southern Barossa is particularly adept. Old-vine exotic spice and supple, slippery tannins back a stunning core of blackberry/cherry fruit. A sense of measured confidence in fruit, alcohol and oak is resounding proof that less is always more in the Barossa. Brilliant work from Craig Stansborough."


2018 Spinifex 'Rostein Vineyard' Shiraz

2018 Spinifex Rostein Vineyard Shiraz ($139)
93 points. Huon Hooke, The Wine Companion
"Very deep, dark red/purple colour, with a first aroma of toasty, charred oak, shading into very dark chocolate and mocha, with notes of coconut, tar and earthy ironstone. The wine is very full-bodied in the mouth, high-impact and loaded with drying tannins, black olive and tapenade notes and a chewy finish, the tannins coating the mouth. There's a lot of oak but it's not overdone as long as you cellar it. Old school and very good."


2016 Lienert Vineyards Laudamus Shiraz

2016 Lienert Vineyards Laudamus Shiraz ($134)
94 points. Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
"The brothers Lienert, John the grower and James the winemaker (which all sounds rather Biblical), have crafted a classic Barossa Shiraz here, in tribute to their father, also John. An opaque maroon in colour, there is deep concentration here. Chocolate, brambles, leather, dark berries, mocha, cloves, truffles and dry vegetation, with some oak evident although the integration is obviously well done. With good focus, fine tannins and serious length, this is an impressive wine with a good decade or more ahead of well cellared bottles."







Artisans of Barossa
24 Vine Vale Road Tanunda

Phone: 08 8563 3935

Book Online Here