Dear Wine Enthusiasts and Travelers,

I am thrilled to share some exciting news with you all. Artisans of Barossa, the celebrated collective of small-batch, family-owned wineries, has recently joined forces with Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia (UWEA). This partnership marks a significant milestone for us and reinforces our position as a must-visit destination in the world-renowned Barossa wine region.

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At Artisans of Barossa, we have always been committed to offering exceptional wine experiences that celebrate the diversity and character of our region. As part of the prestigious Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia network, we are poised to take this commitment to new heights. With their extensive distribution network and unparalleled marketing prowess, we will be able to reach wine enthusiasts and travellers worldwide, ensuring that our unique offerings are shared with a broader audience.

The Barossa wine region is globally recognized for its exceptional wines, breathtaking landscapes, and warm, welcoming community. As a cellar door collective, Artisans of Barossa consists of renowned wineries such as Chaffey Bros Wine Co, Hobbs of Barossa Ranges, John Duval Wines, Lienert Vineyards, Purple Hands Wines, Schwarz Wine Co., Sons of Eden, and Spinifex Wines.

Read more about what it means to be an 'Artisan of Barossa' here: "meet the Artisans of Barossa."

We have curated a range of extraordinary experiences to celebrate this partnership that will delight even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.

One such experience is our 'Grenache Project' masterclass, a unique opportunity to delve into the nuances and complexities of this remarkable grape variety. Led by our talented winemakers, this immersive session promises to deepen your understanding and appreciation of Grenache.

Experience the ‘Grenache Project’ masterclass: link for reservations

The 'Grenache Project' is a passion-driven endeavour that explores the full potential of Grenache. Our winemakers, driven by their shared love for this varietal, join forces to create limited-edition wines that highlight the unique expressions of Grenache from various vineyards across the Barossa. Each release is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship that emerges when talent and collaboration converge. 

Since 2017 Artisans of Barossa has presented six wines, made by six winemakers, from one Barossa vineyard in an experiment designed to explore the influence of winemaking on the terroir of a single Barossa Grenache vineyard. Each year, the vineyard has moved to a different grower in another sub-region of Barossa. 

The Project has received acclaim from some of Australia’s most respected wine commentators, and each new release is eagerly anticipated.

Additionally, we are excited to introduce our newly released 'Discover Barossa' tasting and lunch experience, available seven days a week. This immersive journey takes you through a selection of our collaboratively created wines, expertly paired with lunch in Essen, our contemporary and innovative expression of Barossa food. It’s a true celebration of the Barossa’s gastronomic delights and showcases the craftsmanship and artistry of our winemakers.

Experience ‘Discover Barossa, by Artisans of Barossa’: link for reservations

These collaborative wines exemplify the spirit of innovation and unity that defines Artisans of Barossa. By pushing boundaries and embracing shared expertise, we create wines that go beyond the capabilities of any single winery. Each bottle encapsulates the Barossa's essence, allowing wine enthusiasts to experience the remarkable diversity and exceptional quality our region offers.

By joining Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia, we reinforce our position as a must-visit destination for wine enthusiasts and travellers seeking luxury, authenticity, and unforgettable experiences.

Our collective’s dedication to a circular local economy, combined with the warm hospitality that characterizes the Barossa, makes Artisans of Barossa a destination that captivates and inspires.

We invite you to join us on this extraordinary journey through the heart of the Barossa wine region. Immerse yourself in the world of exceptional wines, indulge in hosted and seated tastings, and savour the culinary delights that complement our wines perfectly. Whether attending our Grenache Project masterclass or experiencing the Discover Barossa tasting and lunch, you’re guaranteed a remarkable adventure.

Continue your journey with us on our website to explore our luxury wine experiences and plan your unforgettable journey through the Barossa.  We look forward to sharing our region’s beauty, passion, and taste with you.


Fraser Mackenzie dipWSET
Group General Manager, Artisans of Barossa

Pictured: Cookie, on picking day in the Ribke Vineyard, location of the Grenache Project 2023