Every Saturday this January, join an Artisan in the heart of the Barossa for an unmatched wine-tasting experience.

Each week, an Artisan joins us in our Wine Room. Reserve a spot in our Wine Room lounge for a Rarities tasting, where we showcase new releases, museum pieces, or large format wines. During your tasting, our Artisan will share insights about the traditions of small-batch winemaking in the Barossa and guide you through the essence of each wine.

This exclusive experience, emblematic of our collaborative essence, offers a rare chance to delve into discussions about the wine with those who craft them.

Space in the Wine Room is limited. Reservations are imperative.

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

6 January: John Duval Wines

Join Tim & John Duval as they pour their Single Vineyard "Annexus" wines and their new Cabernet Sauvignon, "Compono", the inaugural release

Compono ~ to compose, put together. Eden Valley, supported by a smaller inclusion from the Moppa district.

"Aromas of cassis, blackcurrant leaf, cigar box and cedar. Layered blackcurrant, bramble and plum with cedar and cigar box playing supporting roles. Finishes with fine but firm tannins." John & Tim Duval.

13 January: Chaffey Bros. Wine Co.

It's Rosé weather! Come and taste Lux Venit with the Bros.

From 75 year-old survivor old vines, Lux Venit {Light Has Come} shines a light on an alternate take on Barossa Old Vine Grenache. Minimal handling, wild ferment then rested in French oak puncheons for 4 months, bottled unfined. Great textural rosé takes love and care.

20 January: Sons of Eden


On pour this month are stand-out examples of single-site expression.

~ The Autumnus Eden Valley Shiraz is from the Kyneton region of Eden Valley. After being hand-harvested, crushed and fermented, it spends 24 months in new and seasoned French Oak and a further three years maturing in bottle.

~ Stauros is made from 100% Mourvedre grapes from the Moppa region of Barossa Valley. H from old dry-grown vines.

~ Cirrus Riesling is from High Eden Valley, hand-harvested with only the finest free-run juice taken.

27 January: Lienert Vineyards

Join James before he gets his vintage game face on! Located at the most westerly edge of the Barossa Valley, Lienert Vineyards is a partnership between brothers John and James Lienert, fifth-generation descendants of Carl Freiderich August Conrad Lienert, who purchased land at She-Oak Log on the western edge of the Barossa Valley in 1854. Established in 1998, the vineyards are planted in distinctive rich red loam over limestone soils, and enjoy uninterrupted exposure to the warm Barossa sun.


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.