Emerging Barossa Varietals Dozen


The Barossa is home to the world’s oldest continuously producing vines. There are over 175 years of viticulture here representing a continuously intergenerational sharing of knowledge that underpins the Barossa as one the most special places in the world to grow grapes and make wine.

Our Mediterranean climate makes it ideal for not only world-class shiraz and grenache. Skills learnt here are deployed in pursuit of new successes. Reworking and developing new takes on old vine plantings of cinsault, clairette, or roussanne is but one way. Making wines from new plantings of Spanish and Italian varietals like tempranillo, graciano, primitivo and montepulciano is equally exciting for our Artisans. The pursuit and commitment to self-improvement from both growers and winemakers is at the core of our vinous lefe.

From our chosen wines for this emerging varietal set expect to find flavours of Morello cherries, aniseed, clove, and bright red plums. Firm acidity delivers playful vibrant mouth feels with persistence. With Spring on our minds, antipasto and caprese salads at the ready, these are the wines we'll enjoy most.

Our selection of emerging varietals includes

  • 2021 After Five Wine Co. Primitivo
  • 2021 Spinifex Tempranillo
  • 2018 Sons of Eden 'Studium' Montepulciano
  • 2019 Chaffey Bros. 'La Conquista' Tempranillo Garnacha Graciano
  • 2019 Colours of the South Rosso - Negroamaro Montepulciano Aglianico
  • 2018 Artisans of Barossa Small Batch Graciano