Purple Hands Wines
When two good mates get together, one being one of Australia’s most experienced winemaker and the other in possession of an insatiable passion for wine, the inevitable had to happen and Purple Hands Wines came to be in 2006. From humble beginnings and a first vintage of 1,000 bottles, Craig Stansborough and Mark Slade have steered Purple Hands to become a highly regarded and exciting artisan Barossa winemaker.
At the 2019 Barossa Wine Show, Purple Hands Wines were awarded 8 gold medals and 2 trophies, including ‘Most Outstanding Small Winemaker’.
Why Italian varietals? In a place that can proudly hang its hat along the great wine regions of the world for the quality of its Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mataro? The reply was a perfect expression of the adventurous spirit of the Artisans of Barossa -“Nothing more than human curiosity – we both wanted to see what was possible!”
What was possible is, in fact, a range of incredibly delicious wines that helped propel Purple Hands to win the trophy for the best small producer at last year’s Barossa Wine Show.
A wonderfully aromatic, flavoursome and textural Pinot Gris from the Adelaide Hills.
A unique Barossa Valley blend of Montepulciano (43%), Negroamaro (43%) and Aglianico (14%) from the Stansborough vineyard in the southern Barossa Valley.
Sourced from the Zerk Vineyard at Lyndoch in the southern Barossa Valley planted in 1961, a bright and juicy wine of great flavour.
A blend of Mataro (54%), Shiraz (22%) and Grenache (24%) from vineyards in the southern and central Barossa Valley.
Sourced from the Stansborough Vineyard at Williamstown in the Southern Barossa Valley.
Sourced from the Stansborough Vineyard in the southern Barossa Valley.
A vibrant and plush Barossa Valley Shiraz from the Stansborough Vineyard at Williamstown in the southern Barossa Valley.
Sourced from the Zerk Family Vineyard at Lyndoch in the Southern Barossa Valley.
Red with purple hues. Aromas of strawberry, kirsch, earth, with hints of bergamot. Great flesh with textural long tannin.
A unique blend of Shiraz, Montepulciano and Aglianico, the Italian word ‘Serata’ roughly translates into coming together and having a pleasant evening with friends.