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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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

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

'A Little More Barossa' at Artisans of Barossa

'A Little More Barossa' at Artisans of Barossa

Ignite your senses at 'a little more Barossa' and uncover new experiences, new tastes and new flavours. During this month long festival, Artisans of Barossa are hosting a week of events that celebrate the best of Barossa's wine and food.

Masterclass: “Six Origins of Shiraz” hosted by John Duval & Jason Schwarz 
11am -1pm, Monday 8 August 

Masterclass: “A new take on Barossa” hosted by Daniel Hartwig & James Lienert
11am -1pm, Wednesday 10 August

Winter Wine Down: ft. Cloudy Davey Duo
5pm - Late, Friday 12 August

Fest ESSEN: Four Courses + Artisans Wine Pairing
6pm - 8pm, Saturday 13 August

Event: Fest Essen

Event: Fest Essen

Enjoy great wine, superb food and warm hospitality at Fest ESSEN by Artisans of Barossa. We’ll serve you a four course menu featuring contemporary, innovative interpretations of seasonal Barossa food, and championing our region’s proud tradition of shared table dining. 

 

6pm - 8pm, Saturday 13 August

Event: The Grenache Project Masterclass

Event: The Grenache Project Masterclass

Artisans Pete Schell (Spinifex) and Craig Stansborough (Purple Hands Wines) host this two hour masterclass, sharing insights into the approaches taken by Barossa winemakers to craft benchmark Barossa Grenache.

11am -1pm, Tuesday 9 August 

Event: Six Origins of Shiraz Masterclass

Event: Six Origins of Shiraz Masterclass

This two hour masterclass explores the influence of vineyard origin on the flavour, character and texture Australia’s grand statement of wine, Barossa Shiraz.

11am -1pm, Monday 8 August