With an Artisan joining us every Saturday in August, there is no better place in the Barossa to taste wine with a winemaker. ⁠

Each Saturday, we have one of our Artisans in our Wine Room. Make a reservation in our Wine Room lounge for a Rarities tasting, and we’ll have new releases, museum or large format wines available. One of our Artisans will join you for part of your tasting, talk you through how we preserve small-batch winemaking in the Barossa, and guide you through the wines.

It’s an experience never to be repeated, and one of the unique features of our collaborative concept - is the ability to connect with and discuss the wines with the people that make them.

Wine Room reservations are essential. ⁠⁠

Book your Rarities Tasting via the link: "Rarities reservations" 🔗

5 August

Join Mark Slade on Saturday, 5 August, for a special museum tasting of the three Ancestor Vine 'Planta Circa' wines from the 2018 vintage.

Museum release: Purple Hands Planta Circa 2018, comprising one bottle each of the Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz in a wooden presentation box.

2018 was the first vintage in which Craig and Mark were offered the Grenache and Shiraz, creating a remarkable trio of Ancestor Vine wines. The Cabernet vines are some of the oldest, on their own roots, still producing fruit in the world today. The wines are made in small volumes due to the tiny plots and low yields, producing enough fruit to create 100 -150 dozen yearly. Demand outstrips supply, and those in the know eagerly anticipate the new releases. Museum releases are rare.

12 August

Join Spinifex proprietors Peter Schell and Magali Gely to discuss the impact of their strong French connection, both physically and philosophically with Magali's family resident in the south of France, and Peter having worked vintages in Provence, the Languedoc, Bordeaux and Burgundy.

Peter has long been admired as a winemaker's winemaker, hugely admired amongst his peers for a collection of wines that capture the essence of Barossa's heritage grape varieties and the diversity of a remarkable wine landscape.

19 August

Jason Schwarz joins us with some extra special museum release wines that show the capacity of cellaring for reward. Beautiful wines, direct from Jason's personal cellar.

The Schwarz family most definitely qualifies as ‘local’ in a Barossa sense. Five generations as residents, then two as grape growers, and now Jason Schwarz as a first-generation winemaker, and daughter Isla learning the ropes with the team at Artisans of Barossa.

26 August

Many of the small batch wines of Hobbs of Barossa Ranges have been in hot demand this year, and we're down to just bottles on some as we await new vintages. Join Greg and Allison Hobbs for a personal tasting and a chance to purchase some of the last remaining bottles from the incredibly tiny and very high-quality 2020 vintage.

Greg and Allison, and their family moved to the Barossa in 1995, leaving the city behind for a new life amongst the vines. The vineyard that encircles their home high up in the Barossa ranges is one of the district’s oldest, and each year produces a tiny harvest of intensely flavoured grapes.


To be an ‘artisan’ is very much about setting your own path driven by a human desire to explore, experiment and to express ourselves. To create and share things shaped in our mind and made by our own hands for the enjoyment of others. Often proffered with a simple “I made this, please enjoy”. A tinge of pride yes, but hubris never.

 The Artisans of Barossa are John Duval Wines, Spinifex Wines, Sons of Eden, Lienert Vineyards, Schwarz Wine Co., Purple Hands Wines, Hobbs of Barossa Ranges and Chaffey Bros. Wine Co.

Eight small winemakers brought together by a shared commitment to protect and promote the art of small-batch Barossa winemaking.

Presenting over 100 Barossa wines on tasting in one place, along with Essen, our benchmark Barossa dining space, Artisans of Barossa is a not-to-be missed destination for any seeker of warm hospitality and Barossa wine and food.