Artisans of Barossa was formed in 2005 with a clearly stated aim; to protect and promote the art of small batch Barossa winemaking. A positive statement of purpose, but also one implying an intent to resist the drift towards commercialisation of wine, which threatens to reduce the selection on offer to a narrow bandwidth of varietals and stylistic expressions. A beige coloured and vanilla flavoured world of wine that promises supreme reliability, but one that is frustratingly boring!
To be an Artisan is very much about setting your own path, driven by a human desire to explore, experiment and to express ourselves. To create and share things shaped in our mind and made by our own hands from local produce for the enjoyment of others, often proffered with a simple “I made this, please enjoy”. A tinge of pride yes, but hubris never.
Working together, the collaboration of John Duval Wines, Spinifex Wines, Purple Hands Winery, Lienert Vineyards, The Chaffey Bros. Wine Co., Schwarz Wine Co., Hobbs of Barossa Ranges and Sons of Eden will connect you with an opportunity to explore the extraordinary breadth of possibility that is Barossa wine. And through that experience we’ll challenge you to embrace new favourites, and facilitate the gradual getting of wisdom. To be more adventuresome in your approach, and to have a better understanding of what Barossa wine represents. Because we want Artisans to serve as a your door to our wonderful life as a small producer living and crafting wine in this amazing place.
You’re invited to open that door at our Wine Room to the rear of Vino Lokal Wine Bar at 64 Murray Street Tanunda in the heart of the Barossa Valley.
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Artisans of Barossa was originally formed with a desire to chart new ground in wine styles and flavours, secure the region's reputation for hand-crafted excellence while also aknowledging the contributions of those who came before us.
Barossa - Our Home
"There can be little doubt that if Australia has a regional wine story that has resonance around the world then it is The Barossa. Comprised as it is of Barossa Valley and its elevated, beautiful high country, Eden Valley.
But The Barossa is more than just a wine region, it is also a vital culture of generational fine wine endeavour, pioneering European influence, gastronomic excellence and strong community spirit. Above all, it is pride in a local sense of purpose and belonging". -Excerpt from the Barossa Chapters.