It seems only natural for our Artisans who share a Tasting Room to get together and make wines together. The relationships in the Barossa and collective knowledge that our 6 Artisans collectively hold is worth tapping into.
These are the wines that allow them to step outside of their own individual style. These are extraordinary wines representing exceptional value.
These are the wines made by mates for their mates.
It's holiday time and no doubt there'll be a few bottles and glasses of Barossa's finest poured over the holiday season. In anticipation of the consequent need to restock, here are 12 great bottles of Barossa red for just $259 to restock your reserves.
Cooler nights and the end of daylight savings drawing sunset into the early evening means now is the time to switch the contents of the wine glass to classic Barossa – big, juicy and flavoursome reds.
Blending is a skill – an art form that takes time to nurture and refine via an accumulation of experience over countless vintages. This week we bring together 6 sterling examples from some of Barossa’s most experienced small winemakers. Six wines we believe collectively are an emphatic statement of the qualities of Barossa as a wine region of global ranking, and equally of supreme winemaking ability and a showcase of individual expression in the art of blending.
UTOPOS (pronounced ewe-toe-pos) is a collaboration between Kym and an old mate from the city who was keen to tip his toe into the wine game. Together, they purchased a prime Barossa vineyard and earlier this month quietly launched the first wines from the brilliant 2016 Barossa vintage.
Quantities are extremely limited and we’ve been privileged with a small allocation of three wines that will become instant Barossa classics.
At Vino Lokal, we present tastings in flight format which we think is a fun and educational way of exploring and discovering the world of small batch, sub-regional winemaking. Flights are served in a group of four wines and support a great Barossa wine story of people and place and individual expression in winemaking.
This year’s Grenache Discovery pack features 3 of the 2018 Grenache Project wines, plus the 95-point rated Schwarz Thiele Road Grenache, the delicious Spinifex Garcon and eternal favourite Papillon. Six brilliant expressions of what is possible in the world of small batch, sub-regional Barossa winemaking for just $189 plus a flat $10 charge for delivery anywhere in Australia.
We’re going 100% Eden Valley with 6 wines that we feel capture the essence of the supreme qualities and particular character of the region and reinforce why it should be treated with as much respect and fanfare as its famous next-door neighbour. These six wines normally retail at cellar-door for $305, but as a Friend of Artisans, you’ll pay just $239 saving you 22%. Plus, you’ll pay just $10 a case for delivery to any door in Australia.
What you want to see in good Barossa Rosé is a great balance between refreshment, texture and varietal red fruit expression. The wine is pale salmon in colour, with lifted aromatics of red currant fruits and a slight savoury undertone. Great balance of the key components with a rounded mid-palate and refreshing finish.
Produced for us by Corey Ryan from Sons of Eden, this Riesling is all lemons and limes, soft acidity and immediately pleasurable with a simple slice of sunshine on your shoulders! Enjoy immediately!
The rise and rise of Australian Rosé continues at pace, with the dry, savoury expressions of Artisan Barossa winemakers defining the style and leading the way in the quality stakes.
Each six pack contains 3 bottles of Sons of Eden 2018 Eden Valley Riesling (RRP$30) and 3 bottles of Artisans of Barossa ‘Small Batch’ 2018 Eden Valley Riesling (RRP$25), and is being offered at the extra special price of $109 plus $10 freight anywhere in Australia representing a saving of over 30% off our regular cellar door price
The idea of blending Shiraz from the Eastern and Western extremities of the Barossa make perfectly good sense. The ripe plum, blackberry and white chocolate flavours of the Western Barossa Valley integrate perfectly with the perfumed red fruits, liquorice and spice of the Eastern Eden Valley, coming together to produce a delicious, rich, flavoursome and ultimately beautifully balanced wine.