Meet the Artisans: Hobbs of Barossa Ranges
The Artisans of the Barossa is a community of eight small winemakers formed to showcase their commitment to small-batch Barossa winemaking. The alignment of these eight winemakers means consumers can taste over 100 Barossa wines under one roof – an opportunity often unavailable to small wine producers.
Each of these winemakers offers something different to the consumer, so we have decided to showcase one wine producer each week from The Artisans of the Barossa team so you can learn more about them.
The story of Hobbs of Barossa Ranges
Greg and Allison Hobbs conceived Hobbs of Barossa Ranges after they made a tree change to the Barossa in 1995. The property they purchased was surrounded by vineyards and overlooked Flaxman Valley. This property includes some of the district’s oldest shiraz vines, including a block planted in 1905.
This is a significant difference for Hobbs of Barossa Ranges compared to other producers, as this fruit consistently provides complexity and distinct varietal characteristics year after year. Whilst a small yield is harvested each year, all fruit is handpicked, and both Greg and Allison follow an organic and bio-dynamic approach when tending to the vines and the fruit.
Pete Schell of Spinifex Wines is the winemaker of Hobbs of Barossa Ranges, consistently producing exceptional drops of high quality. The combination is proving worthy, and the wines are very drinkable.
Reasons to love Hobbs of Barossa Ranges.
We love the commitment to the sustainability of Hobbs of Barossa Ranges. Not only this, but they’re producing shiraz from some of the district’s oldest vines.Taste a range of Hobbs of Barossa Ranges at Artisans of the Barossa, or shop their collection via our online store.