Introducing our Head Chef: Robin Wagner

Introducing our Head Chef: Robin Wagner

Robin’s kitchen philosophy fits effortlessly with that of Artisans of Barossa. It is based on minimal food wastage, and he is passionate about seasonal vegetables. Remarkably, it was a vegan dish that saw Robin become a new star in the culinary scene.

Excited about his next challenge, Robin sees 'Barossa', as a strength. “It’s advantageous to work with a seasonal, regional menu. Each season has a purpose, and cheffing is about making dishes that showcase local produce. Going one step further, I am excited to work with the micro seasons of Barossa,” Robin expressed.

 

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Our Artisans in the house - February reveal

Our Artisans in the house - February reveal

Presenting our 'Artisan in the house' programme for February 2023

    • 4 February: Hobbs Family Vintners
    • 11 February: Sons of Eden
    • 18 February: ‘Six Origins of Shiraz’ Special Project
    • 25 February: John Duval Wines
    • 4 March: Spinifex

A reservation in our lounge for a Rarieties tasting is required.

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New Delikatessen menu: 7 days

New Delikatessen menu: 7 days

Artisans of Barossa is excited to release a new Summer menu for our Delikatessen to enjoy on the lawn, the terrace, or inside in air-conditioned comfort.

Lunch reservations have been essential this summer and continue to do so. We take reservations for the inside and the terrace, but our umbrellas are a first come, first serve space.

Our new Delikatessen menu is available for seven days. Croissants, cookies & brownies from 10 am, lunch service from 11 am until 3 pm. 

Our new Essen menu will be available on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday as we soft launch over the next two weeks.

Both menus remain à la carte.

 Reservations are essential as a stunning summer continues in the Barossa. 

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Our Artisans in the house - January reveal

Presenting our 'Artisan in the house' programme for January 2023
  • 7 January: Dan Hartwig, Chaffey Bros. Wine Co.
  • 14 January: A particular Rosé focus.
  • 21 January: Jason Scwharz, Scwarz Wine Co.
  • 28 January: Mark Slade, Purple Hands 

A reservation in our lounge for a Rarieties tasting is required.

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Artisans of Barossa lawn & building

Essen by Artisans of Barossa: now open 7 days

Artisans of Barossa is excited to release lunch reservations in Essen for seven days through December 2022 and early January 2023. 

Please ensure you arrange your visit well in advance this summer when visiting the Barossa Valley.

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Meet the Artisans of Barossa: Sons of Eden

Meet the Artisans: Sons of Eden

Corey Ryan is one of this country's most accomplished winemakers. Simon Cowham is hugely respected in the Barossa wine community as one of its foremost viticulturists.Together they are the Sons of Eden, a dynamic duo and case in point when it comes to proving that one plus one can equal three.

With vine whisperer leading and winemaker close behind, the 'Sons' have built a portfolio of exceptional Barossa wines defined by vineyards of special provenance and skilled winemaking. As a whole, their range encapsulates the breadth and depth of Barossa winemaking possibilities. One without the other would result in lesser wine. Working in tandem, they produce world-class wine.

Meet the Artisans: Schwarz Wine Co.

Meet the Artisans: Schwarz Wine Co.

The Schwarz family 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.

Schwarz Wines aren’t restrained by traditional winemaking rules, but are intuitively balanced and blended. These wines are made for sharing and enjoying, with plenty of enthusiasm.

Fraser Mackenzie joins Artisans of Barossa as Group General Manager

Fraser Mackenzie joins Artisans of Barossa as Group General Manager

Fraser Mackenzie joined Artisans of Barossa as Group General Manager last month, bringing over 20 years of wine industry knowledge, including experience across Oceania, North America, and the Middle East.

In this newly created role as Group General Manager, Mackenzie is ready to showcase his passion for wine and realise the potential for each of the Artisans of Barossa producers and the collaborative wines they create together.

October: Month of Riesling!

October: Month of Riesling!

Throughout October, we're celebrating everything Riesling! Old favourites and discover something new with experiences, tastings and exclusive offers, as we herald the arrival of Spring throughout our region. 

The Revelations of Riesling
Sunday 23rd October

11.30am - 4pm

Nothing but Riesling
Tasting available throughout October
Bookings Recommended

Celebrate International Grenache Day with the New Release; '2021 Grenache Project'

Celebrate International Grenache Day with the New Release; '2021 Grenache Project'

This International Grenache Day, we invite you to celebrate the many forms of this  Barossa beauty with the NEW RELEASE 2021 Grenache Project. Join our Producers Corey Ryan (Sons of Eden) & Pete Schell (Spinifex) as they guide you through the evocative and expressive journey of this diverse variety.

Masterclass: “2021 Grenache Project” hosted by Corey Ryan & Pete Schell
11am -12.30pm, Saturday 17th September

Introducing the latest release from Hobbs of Barossa Ranges; Behr Creek

Introducing the latest release from Hobbs of Barossa Ranges; Behr Creek

Allison and Greg Hobbs have an exceptional connection to their vineyards. Over the years of being custodians of these vineyards in the Barossa Ranges, they’ve sought to understand the history of their property where the oldest vines date back to 1905. It’s here we see the inspiration for their stunning new ‘Behr Creek’ label, which we are proud to announce; is ready for your enjoyment.

2020 Behr Creek Shiraz Viognier

Vintage: 2020

Grape Variety: Shiraz Viognier

Region: Eden Valley

Spinifex Luxe - Best Rosé in the 2023 Halliday Wine Companion Awards

Spinifex Luxe - Best Rosé in the Annual Halliday Companion 2023

Congratulations, Artisan Producer, Spinifex Wines! Awarded the highly-esteemed award of Best Rosé in the 2023 Halliday Wine Companion Awards.

Rosé is a style of tremendous importance to Spinifex. Their craft is incredibly reminiscent of Provencal-inspired wines and Dave Brookes, of the Halliday Companion agrees, "the Luxe is a tip of the hat to the rosé styles of the Mediterranean."

2021 Spinifex Luxe Rosé

Vintage: 2021

Grape Variety: Mataro/Cinsaut/Vermentino