Our eight weeks of ‘Artisan in the house’ at the end of 2022 was a stellar success. We wanted to bring back the opportunity to meet the Artisans in 2023 and take the opportunity to plan our weeks out more in advance to give you a chance to design your visit with more advance notice.
Here’s how it works:
Each Saturday, we have one of our Artisans in our Wine Room and Essen, our contemporary, innovative interpretation of seasonal Barossa food.
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.
Our home is where we share everything we love about Barossa with you.
An opportunity for you to relax and enjoy over 100 wines from eight small-batch winemakers in our Wine Room or at Essen, our benchmark Barossa dining space.
Join Dan Hartwig from Chaffey Bros. Wine Co. as we explore fine aromatic white grape varieties from the Eden Valley, such as Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and the famous white field blend, Dufte Punk. Rosé and a ‘chillable red’ will also be open for exploring.
A particular Rosé focus. Next weekend, join four of our winemakers as they guide you through the different styles of Rosé from our winemakers. Joining us is Pete Schell, from Spinifex Wines, Jason Schwarz, from Schwarz Wine Co., Dan Hartwig from Chaffey Bros. Wine Co., & James Lienert from Lienert Vineyard.
We’ve got more Barossa rosé on pour than anywhere else in the region, so if you’re a pink wine lover or just getting to know the style, this is a not to be missed ‘Artisan in the house’ day.
Explore the new 2022 vintage of ‘Lux Venit’ Old Vine Grenache and Mataro from a stunning vineyard in the Lyndoch foothills. Wild-fermented. Set in Leroi & Hermitage barrels for 3 months. A deliciously dry, structural & textural premium rosé. Also on taste will be the Spinifex Rosé, Schwarz Wine Co. Rosé, Chaffey Bros. Wine Co. ‘Not Your Grandma’s Rosé & the ever-exciting Tierra del Puerco ‘Catalista’ Rosé from Lienert Vineyards. All are fresh and from 2022.
The third Saturday of January brings Jason Schwarz, proprietor and winemaker for Schwarz Wine Co.Make a reservation to meet Jason and hear his stories as a sixth-generation Barossan and first-generation winemaker.
The last Saturday of January brings the wines of Craig Stansborough and Mark Slade into focus, Purple Hands. Winemaker Craig Stansborough and mate, business partner, and anointed ‘sales guy’ Mark Slade is the Purple Hands team. They share a love of Barossa, a hands-on approach to making wine, and an unwavering commitment to authenticity and the fight against the waves of what Mark calls “so much made-up crap” that floats around the world of wine these days.
- A Note From Our Home -
If you’re visiting the Barossa this Summer, please plan in advance and make your reservations today. We have limited tables available for the rest of January and wish to welcome you to our home without disappointment.
Reservations are available and take priority. Whilst some walk-ins are welcome, planning a reservation will ensure satisfaction. We find that reservations are being made well in advance, so please don’t leave it until the day before! Whether from a bottle, in a glass, or on a plate, we enjoy sharing everything good and beautiful in our part of the world.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Barossa soon.
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.