Spinifex Reds Dozen


The 2021 vintage continues to yield absolute gems for the Artisans of Barossa wine room. In recent months, wines from one of the region's most highly regarded producers Spinifex have shown themselves worthy ambassadors for what many were calling a once in a generation vintage. Unexpected, but not unwelcomed, the 2022 vintage also produced outstanding quality wine, placing the reputation of these consecutive vintages up there with best in living memory.

The Spinifex portfolio is as expansive and intriguing as the very subject of Barossa wine itself. The intuitive mind of winemaker Pete Schell crafting majestic wines from old vineyards scattered around the periphery of the Barossa. With the exception of rare releases of single vineyard wines, Spinifex presents the art of blending as well, if not better, as any other Barossa winery. Be that crafting benchmark Shiraz & Grenache from multiple diverse vineyard sites, or creating delicious reds by blending from the expanse of heritage grape varieties that thrive in the Barossa's Mediterranean climate and ancient soils.

When this level of skill and depth of understanding of the Barossa vineyard landscape coincides with vintages such as 2021, you are guaranteed an exceptional experience of Barossa wine.

From the 2021 vintage, I’ve selected 3 Spinifex reds that typify the winery style that delivers hedonistic pleasure and extraordinary value.  A dozen containing 4 bottles of each is priced at $290 and contains

4 bottles each of:

  • 2021 Spinifex Papillon Grenache Cinsault

  • 2021 Spinifex Syrah

  • 2021 Spinifex La Cigale Mataro 37%, Cinsault 31%, Grenache 20%, Shiraz 12%