At Artisans, we’re obsessed with promoting consideration for where each wine comes from, and encouraging your appreciation for how it’s made and who made it. All with the singular aim of helping you make sense of Barossa wine, helping you drink better wine, and assisting you to be more adventurous along your wine journey.
There is no wine experience more engaging and rewarding than meeting the people and shaking the hands that have produced what is swirling around in your glass. Our aim is to personally introduce the very best of them to you through our Winemaker in the House program.
They don’t make much, but everything they do produce is the very best it can be.
Our aim is to share the very best of them with you, all of it coming with the Artisans’ guarantee that this is true Barossa craft winemaking in action. As we unearth more great wine makers, we'll share them here.
Barossa social media channels lit up over the weekend of February 17, as news spread like wildfire that Tim Smith had been gonged by the Barons of Barossa and the Barossa Grape and Wine Association as their “Winemaker of the Year.” Hearty congratulations poured in from all over for a top bloke, one to whom we all feel an instant and fond connection with.
The Barossa is known for its warmth, and the Western Ridge where Jack West has his vineyards tops the measurements. In Jacks words, "Where white grapes fear to grow, the need for a red thirst quencher is at its highest. " Light and savoury Rose is the answer
John Lienert (aka Jack West) has crafted out of his family vineyards spectacular Grenache. Light to medium weight, intensely coloured and bright fruits make a sensational Western Barossa Ridge Grenache.
Medium to full bodied Western Ridge Shiraz. Very strongly red fruit orientated with classy fine grain tannins.